Immigrants not Responsible for Australia's High Population in Metro Cities

The Australian population has recently become a popular subject in the media. Various people have their own multiple opinions to share. In one year, the country's population growth was equivalent to having the whole of Canberra added to it. The real issue lies in the fact that the mass influx of people is concentrated in just a small portion of the country. During this year’s edition of the Sustainable Living Festival, Paul Hawken from the Project Drawdown said that female empowerment, together with the provision of inexpensive worldwide family planning services are the most effective contributions one can make in a bid to address the global issue of climate change caused by a massive population. With the current rate of growth of the world's population by 83 million people per year, the Australian Government cannot effectively manage the global phenomenon without addressing the underlying causes. According to Michael Bayliss, Australia is only trying in vain to accommodate its vast and rising population by building infrastructures. The current growth rate for Australia is 370,000 people per year, and the more significant portion of the growth is concentrated in big cities, especially Melbourne and Sydney. In the light of this, it has been estimated that the country's current population of about 25 million would rise to 40 million or above in about 30 years. It is also expected that cities like Melbourne and Sydney would increase to a population of 8 million people in each of the cities. When considering the infrastructural cost of running such large cities for the next 40 years, it is indeed discouraging as the amount would be equivalent to what has been spent since Australia's first colonization; that would be about 1.5 trillion dollars. Presently, Australia is said to be five years backward regarding the infrastructure it requires to manage its massive population while referring to its growth rate. However, with the passage of the various governments, it is obvious that the problem would only appreciate as no government has been able to keep up with these demands.

Reasons behind Exponential Growth in Australia's Population

Reasons behind Exponential Growth in Australia's Population The massive growth in the population of Australia can neither be traced to the country's birth rate or refugee intake. The country's humanitarian program is currently less than 10% of the yearly migrant intake. Right now, Australia does not need to reduce its current birth rate or its humanitarian program to get a long-term steady population. In an institution like Sustainable Population Growth, questions on what strategies have been created to help grow short-term GDPs are being raised. At times those in power can influence the population policy to favor their economic Interest. Little wonder why the country's economic Immigration Program is the gateway through which most Immigrants get into the country, specifically 60% of all immigrants get in through this program every year. During political debates, the focus is mostly always shifted from the economic Immigration Program to refugees, and this could be because big businesses are not entirely in support of the program as refugees would need financial support themselves and skilled workers, on the other hand, could do them a lot of economic good. It might be disheartening to discover that asylum seekers and refugees are currently being disenfranchised from the migration policy.

Alternative measures for tackling current overcrowding issue

According to Michael Bayliss, the communication manager at Sustainable Population Australia, the Immigration policy should not be solely or even majorly focused on economic policy. If finances are channeled to assisting those in need and to foreign aid, the root of the problem would be addressed. With this, the country's population will not be defined by its economic interest. He also talked about creating more platforms for discussing the advantages and disadvantages of having so many children. Eliminating ignorance on such trivial subjects could save the whole world a lot when considering the economic effect, carbon effect, and other detrimental effects. Bayliss added that legit indigenous consultation while considering the migration Policies and town planning would be very a critical factor too. He pointed out that in Australia, the current already alarming population is expected to double up by 2050. Therefore the country must strategize to drop its per capita environmental impact by 50% in the space of 35 years if it must break even. Stay connected to Visa News to know more updated visa news from Australia, Canada, Europe, the UK, and the USA! Please fill our Evaluation form to know whether you are eligible or not and we will also suggest you for the better options available for you.

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