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Former NSW Premier calls for end to immigration

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  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    Bob Carr former Labor Premier of NSW has come forward to say immigration must be at least halved to let our young people afford homes.

    I agree with him as for the past week i am unable to catch a bus to the City to work as all of them go past as they are standing room only !!
     
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    He conveniently forgot his wife Helena is a migrant....
     
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    And he's also the dip sh...t that turned NSW into a financial basket case ...

    Cliff
     
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    I have been thinking for a long time that Sydney/NSW especially is pushing economic growth solely based on population growth and is trying to squeeze in as many people that want to come to where they want to live without allowing services and infrastructure to catch up.

    Our schools and hospitals are suffering, our road systems are congested and the old way of life is quickly disappearing.

    I keep asking each Premier since Bob Carr what is the magic number that Sydney Basin can support and what is the figure that the government is working on and no one has ever been able to give an answer.
     
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    When it's standing room only and nowhere near enough space for you to change your mind.
     
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    And you can blame past governments for not acting
     
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    It's been done since the Fraser years. It's what drives capitalism.
     
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    And for that reason we should just accept it?
     
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    Perhaps this is a public transport funding or resource allocation issue more than an immigration one? :confused:
     
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    Australia is a massive country, they need to stop "them" getting off at Sydney! Surely the other capitals have ports by now?? o_O
     
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    Yep, I would have thought that was the answer, a requirement to locate to cities and regional centres other than Sydney.
     
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    That's not quite correct.
    He pointed out that we have the most rapid rate of growth in the developed world and suggested cutting back by a third.
    He also suggested keeping our intake of refugees the same or increasing it somewhat.
    It is in no way racist - it is about economic and environmental sustainability. He acknowledges that our population has improved over the years but htat we should be able to do other stuff to keep growing economically besides massive immigration.
    I agree. I think we have grown too quickly, especially in Sydney. Apart from the economic and environmental aspects, there's also the social. We need to take a breather. Everyone in Sydney is walking on eggshells afraid to say anything true in case they are called a racist. Some things have nothing to do with racism.
     
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    The greens have special reading glasses :p
     
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    When people çome here, they need to be with their own kind, speak their own language, etc. Immigrants all over the world move to cities for good reasons.
    Also, how can you get people to go regional. Very difficult and a bit discriminatory. Everone has the same rights.
     
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    Don't start, please.
     
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    Give it atleast 1 page before it goes to **** :)
     
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    Where did I say I agreed with it? I've never agreed with it. But then I'm not a fan of capitalism, but it's the best of a bad bunch-at the moment. Who knows, we might evolve to a better system like participatory economics.
     
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    Isn't the Labor policy to resettle in regional areas?
     
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    There is something in place - a few new arrivals out here. Not many. Doesn't really work.
     
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    It's a pity it doesn't work. A large proportion, perhaps even the majority, of post-war migrants went to farm land, sometimes where there was none--the Murrumbidgee area, Bright, Stanthorpe, WA's wheat belt, Mildura.