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Queensland the most popular state for Australians seeking a change

Queensland the most popular state for Australians seeking a change

It's the first time in four years that the Sunshine State has gained the most internal migrants.

  • by Lucy Stone

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Melbourne is one of the fastest-growing cities in the developed world

Melbourne is one of the fastest-growing cities in the developed world

Melbourne is racing away from the rest of Australia and doubling the rate of growth of most advanced economies.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Sending migrants to the regions is exactly the wrong idea
Opinion
Opinion

Sending migrants to the regions is exactly the wrong idea

The idea that some new visa relocation stick-and-carrot inducement will be a "cities fix" is delusional.

  • by Nicholas Reece
Two-millionth citizen loves a Melbourne with 5 million people
City life

Two-millionth citizen loves a Melbourne with 5 million people

Hey, baby: we track down the bub dubbed Melbourne's citizen No. 2 million, in 1963.

  • by Carolyn Webb
Alan Tudge backs 'a bigger Australia' as he eyes the demon of population policy
Immigration

Alan Tudge backs 'a bigger Australia' as he eyes the demon of population policy

"I’m not suggesting that for a second that it’s migrants’ fault – not at all," the new Minister for Cities said.

  • by Michael Koziol
Melbourne at 5 million and the migrants who helped shape the city
Immigration

Melbourne at 5 million and the migrants who helped shape the city

When Melbourne hit each of its milestones — one million in 1929, two million in 1963, three million in 1988, four million in 2010 and five million this year — different waves of migrants were changing the face of the city. The Age spoke to some of them.

  • by Tom Cowie & Sarah Emery
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Melbourne's growth has been extraordinary, but at what cost?
Opinion
Opinion

Melbourne's growth has been extraordinary, but at what cost?

While our city has done many things right, we have also made some terrible mistakes.

  • by Seamus O’Hanlon
Five million Melburnians: City's population hits milestone tomorrow

Five million Melburnians: City's population hits milestone tomorrow

Official data says the 5 million mark will be passed sometime on Saturday. It was only eight years ago that we topped 4 million - how did we get so big so quickly?

  • by Clay Lucas & Craig Butt
New portfolio seeks to ease city crowding with infrastructure investment and decentralisation
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Immigration

New portfolio seeks to ease city crowding with infrastructure investment and decentralisation

Easing pressure on major cities is not just about immigration, population minister Alan Tudge says.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Eryk Bagshaw
Reflections of the 11,120,000th Australian
Opinion
Opinion

Reflections of the 11,120,000th Australian

Rising above the mere mathematics of the population-immigration debate, I have been thinking about the whole wondrous phenomenon of migration, our species’ need of it, hunger for it and aptitude for it.

  • by Ian Warden
It's getting crowded around here, and that's a good thing
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Opinion

It's getting crowded around here, and that's a good thing

A booming population means some growing pains, but it's necessary for our growing standard of living.

  • by Nicholas Reece