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ALP's remarkable pretence on population growth

(Published by Sheila N on behalf of Ilan Goldman.)

From The Age (Victoria):
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2008/05/24/1211183189540.html

This is an article about the East-West tunnel proposed by Eddington and mentions that there is debate within the ALP about its merits. The interesting parts for us are quoted below.

quote:
"Heat, not light, at the end of the tunnel"
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The state ALP president and member for Maribyrnong, Bill Shorten, said critics of the plan wanted to tackle congestion by "praying and hoping" population growth went down.
...

Funny how population growth is presented as inevitable and unstoppable, when it is the same political party that is in power in the state and nationally that is potentially in control of all the levers of population policy.