With all the happenings in Australia, working visa holders are now worried that their chances of getting into the country are getting slimmer. One of their biggest worries is the proposed reduction in the number of immigrants coming into the country. However, as it turns out, it is not only them who have such worries.
The issue of immigration cuts is actually only a part of of the bigger matter. As it turns out, there is actually a bigger move to further control the population growth of the country. According the proponents of the move, this is necessary in order to better handle the country's resources.
In fact, the issue of population growth and control became one of the main topics that were covered during the Federal Elections that were held last August. It interesting to note that both the ruling Labor Party and the opposition Liberal Party are actually both supportive of a so called “small Australia” policy. And with the Labor Party winning in that contest, it seems likely that the country will indeed be headed in that direction.
However, many opponents of the small Australia concept said that this one would definitely be easier said than done. For one, they point, there will be a lot of obstacles that needs to be tackled first in order to implement such a policy. And they further added that even if such a policy is implemented, such as move would still likely to cause problems that need to be dealt.
One of the things that opponents of the small Australia mindset have pointed out against it is the fact that population growth cannot be stopped. They pointed out that even if policies regulating immigration, which is the single biggest contributor to population growth in the country, are implemented, other natural factors would likely take over. Thus, Australia's population is still predicted to hit higher levels in the near future.
Opponents have also pointed out the effects that a small population will bring to the country. Economic concerns are perhaps the biggest ones in this area. As it turns out, Australia's current population level cannot handle the rapid economic growth that the country has. Thus it needs to rely on getting more people into the country in order to maintain its economy.
So does that mean then that Australia would be better off with a bigger population? Well, not really. As it turns out, a large population would also have its effects on the country. Thus, a lot of experts are emphasizing that what the country instead needs is proper population management in order for it to meet its needs.