An article in The Australian newspaper today
Caused my friend to write this comment - my reply is below.
Hey Max, hate to say this but you are wrong.
What he is saying is that population increase for Australia is a good thing. I totally agree.
We desperately need a 20x increase in the number of Australian residents.
Until we do Australia will always be a 2 city country.
No one wants to live in Wangaratta.....because no one lives in Wangaratta (ask me why wangaratta in another medium....too long a story for Facebook but has to do with copper mesh floors).
The best thing Australia could do is implement a 5 year 'rural only visa') that opened the floodgates to anyone willing to move to Australia BUT live in the country/rural areas for the first 5 years.
Employment and manafacturing for this new influx would then spring up in places like..... Wangaratta :)