Population

Feb
12
How big is too big?

How big is too big?

Dick Smith wants to cap Australia's population at 30 million over concerns about a lack of resources and housing costs. In doing so he falls for the 'lump of labour' fallacy, and fails Econ 101: it's poor planning, not immigrants, that erodes housing affordability in Australia.
7 min read
Dec
15
Migration fearmongering helps no one

Migration fearmongering helps no one

The numbers are in: in 2022-23, Australia’s population grew by 624,100 people, or around 2.4%. That’s
3 min read
Oct
24

More population misinformation

The merchants of fear were out to get their clicks again on the weekend, jumping on the inevitable post-pandemic surge
2 min read