Any new inquiry into Australia’s migration program needs to assess the full costs and benefits of population growth, especially the costs to our environment and the risks of collapse. I wish I had a dollar for every pro-population-increase article I have read that begins by telling the reader that Australia is a nation of immigrants, with some 25% born overseas and about 50% with at least one parent born overseas.
Pearls and Irritations
This article elaborates 8 reasons why Australia should not hitch its wagon to the US war-machine. The author, John Menadue, has a multi-author website called Pearls and Irritations, which contains many excellent articles on public policy. Menadue has a long political history and was private secretary to Whitlam.
The Defence Strategic Review must warn Minister Marles about the dangerous path he is committing Australia to. Does he understand the risks?
The public health measures that have worked so well in China should not be lightly dismissed.
In May and June of 2022 two milestones were passed in the world’s battle with Covid and were widely noted in the press, one in the U.S. and one in China. They invite a comparison between the two countries and their approach to combatting Covid-19.