Australia’s mega cities are a liveability and sustainability disaster

Professor Ian Lowe – emeritus professor of science, technology and society at Griffith University, former President of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), and author of the excellent book Bigger or Better?: Australia’s Population Debate – has co-authored an article with RMIT emeritus professor Mike Berry warning of the deleterious impacts of Australia’s mass immigration ‘Big Australia’ policy on Australia’s living standards:

International and internal migration trends have driven rapid growth in the big cities, especially Melbourne and Sydney. This has created major problems with providing adequate housing, infrastructure and services.

The fundamental issue is the reluctance of urban communities and their leaders to discuss what might be sustainable populations…

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