LvO talks Big Australia madness on Radio 2GB

I’m on leave this week but managed to squeeze in a 10 minute interview with Radio 2GB explaining why the Big Australia mass immigration program should not be rebooted:

Hopefully Labor will take a more sensible policy to the upcoming federal election, although I doubt it.

Sadly, in the Kleptocracy of Australia, the vested interests pull the policy strings.

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  1. Magnus MaximusMEMBER

    Labor/Liberal are already reframing 200,000 a year as the “normal” level and of course temporary migrants and international students don’t count in the numbers because everyone knows once they complete their degree in business while working full time at a carwash they are definitely returning home. Also skills shortage workers don’t count as soon as we fix the skill shortage (any day now) they will also return home.

    • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

      ” tried to find more details of the KPMG study but was unable to find any more, including the sponsor of the study. Mind you, the KPMG website resembles a booklet you would expect the Greens to produce – all climate change, human rights, environmental/social/governance responsibilities and the like”

      Leftists. No wonder the left hate Murdoch. If Fairfax and other MSM reported impartially on immigration, maybe Murdoch wouldn’t have so much power.

      Reality is most Australians don’t want these rates of immigration, and until we get what we want, we’re going to vote for chaos (maybe leading to more LNP gov’s), and we’re going to listen to Murdoch.

      The left wanting everything their way, is leaving them with nothing they want. Pretty much like Greens voting down Labor’s carbon price.

      The left are brainless uncompromising morons.

      Time to demand your local MP bans KPMG from gov contracts..

  2. Arthur Schopenhauer

    Great time to get the message out, with people questioning who are in Government and what is it for.

  3. It’s bloody strange how after 20 years of having just about the highest skilled (and unskilled) immigration rate in the world we still have shortages of skills. it’s as if the skilled people we’ve imported don’t actually have the required skills or something.

    • TailorTrashMEMBER

      Lot of the immigrants are now property investors …and busy managing their portfolios …they need latte makers too you know ……I mean who wants to make their own coffee ……

  4. Only one party is taking a “sensible” immigration policy to the next election – the Corona Virus Party. Sadly, the Morrison-Albanese Government will be returned with a comfortable majority.

  5. Agree, Labor won’t change their immigration policy despite the damage it’s doing to ordinary Aussie families, our productivity, complexity etc. That is why Labor must not be the sole beneficiary of an LNP shellacking, vote for minor parties & independents, destroy the duopoly to MAuGA!

    • Totes BeWokeMEMBER

      Exactly. Exactly this should be the message to anyone sensible enough to understand.

      Leave LNP, Labor and Greens last below the line.

  6. Anyone with basic data literacy understand that analysis cannot be based upon short term headline number, that conflates multiple visa types, status etc. for bigger media headlines….. for especially LNP governments to dog whistle and avoid policy responsibilities.

    Meanwhile, using OECD data parsing out short medium term ‘churn over noise’ and focusing on long term permanent population dynamics, clearly shows the proportion of tax paying working age is in decline (like elsewhere) due to ageing vs. increasing numbers of retirees; leads to ageing electorates dominated by oldies?

    With proportionally fewer working age taxpayers solution is to cut services, more constraints on pensions (more likely JobSeeker), Medicare, negative gearing benefits etc. and/or raise taxes; that’ll be a vote winner?

    • With proportionally fewer working age taxpayers solution is to cut services, more constraints on pensions (more likely JobSeeker), Medicare, negative gearing benefits etc. and/or raise taxes; that’ll be a vote winner?

      Or, obviously, tax wealth rather than income.

    • Over 65’s are the richest demographic so many can fund their own retirements. Also with 14% workforce underutilisation there is ample scope to just better utilise the existing workforce without immigration. This is what happens in countries with relatively stable populations. Also we are getting less services and more taxes now due to rapid population growth and the infrastructure deficit it creates. It would be cheaper just to adapt to an ageing population.

      PS: I have no idea what your mangling of the population statistics means, ie ‘short term headline number, that conflates multiple visa types, status etc. for bigger media headlines.’

    • I'll have anotherMEMBER

      OECD population aging stats show us as having a better aged demographic than all other OECD nations.

      Australia stacks up fine. We don’t need more immigration based upon the this number.

  7. Excellent interview Leith! You explained everything so well! Hopefully a lot more people will now understand what this Big Australia scam is really all about.