Big business controls population policy- Brown


18 July 2010

Big business controls population policy – Brown

The fact that Australia’s population is now 800,000 above earlier
projections is due to big business demanding a huge influx of business
and skilled immigrants to match the mining boom in recent years
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

“We will not get a sustainable population if government bends to big
business demands like that,” Senator Brown said.

“We should be skilling our own workers to meet demand.

“Now that Julia Gillard has backed down to mining interests there will
be billions less in tax revenues to do that.

“The consequence will be yet more demand for further immigration.

“For every boat person, a hundreds of wealthy immigrants have come to

“Labor has a lot to explain,” Senator Brown.

Media contact: Erin Farley 0438 376 082

Erin Farley
Media Adviser
Senator Bob Brown | Leader of the Australian Greens
Suite SG-112 Parliament House, Canberra ACT 
P: 02 6277 3577 | M: 0438 376 082| F: 02 6277 3185|

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