Comments on ABC report “Australians wary of 36m population target”, by Sabra Lane and staff, 8/04/2010, http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/08/2866842.htm?section=justin
The rationale for a big Australia has never been made clear to the public.
We all know that there is infrastructure and natural wealth in Australia that belong to all Australians, not just the politicians or big businesses.
When you have dilution in population, your per capita wealth diminishes.
Further, the argument that a bigger population if good for geopolitical and economic reasons is utterly untenable what difference does it make between 28 million and 35 million in terms of military strength in a region where countries have more than 100 millions or a billion people?
Poor Rudd a complete and intellectual dumb on this issue, like him with many other issues.