There are no two arguments about this - immigration is a major factor behind price growth in Australian property market. Pauline Hanson mentioned Hurstville being swamped by Asians but property owners in Hurstville are very happy to have Asians as their property prices have almost tripled in last 15 years. In recent Sydney boom, suburbs with Asian, Indian & even Muslim immigration have easily outperformed the blue chip North shore suburbs and there's no slowing down. With Pauline Hanson back in limelight and with her even more hostile attitude towards immigration (particularly Muslim & Asian), I don't think she's doing any favour to real estate markets in Australia particularly in her native QLD. What do we all think?