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Kevin - Big Australia - Rudd adds fuel to UDIA Unsustainable Growth

“Mr. Rudd needs to be severely questioned on the title of his talk but the context makes this unlikely. Were he speaking in parliament or the public realm he might be questioned but his speech on Thursday will be heard at a forum of an industry known for its bias to high population growth with no practical or logical end point.” (Jill Quirk, President, SPAVicTas)

“The Urban Development Institute of Australia congress being held in Melbourne this week is a blatant exercise in talking up Melbourne’s and indeed Australia’s population for the benefit of developers rather than for the current residents,” says Jill Quirk, President of Sustainable Population Australia (Victorian and Tasmanian branch).

“In a return to the past (the year 2010) ex PM Kevin “Big Australia” Rudd, will be the keynote speaker on Thursday March 7th. His topic will be “Population growth for a stronger economy”. He would do better to find out how Melbourne residents actually feel about more population growth. Melbourne is presently groaning under the planning and environmental implications of being capital of the state with the highest numerical population increase of any in Australia, with no relief in sight.”

Miss Quirk said, “Mr. Rudd needs to be severely questioned on the title of his talk but the context makes this unlikely. Were he speaking in parliament or the public realm he might be questioned but his speech on Thursday will be heard at a forum of an industry known for its bias to high population growth with no practical or logical end point.”

President Quirk added, “Population growth is placing strong pressures on our environment and on planning. Economically it is causing reduced housing affordability and a huge need for upgrading, replacing and building infrastructure and services. It is clear that Victoria is already not keeping up with these increasing needs in the vital areas of schools, hospitals and fire and ambulance services.

Endless and high population growth is not inevitable and with the reality of an energy and resource constrained future, responsible leaders would be planning for a stable population and a steady state economy as soon as practicable. SPA hopes these issues will be raised effectively but the program and industry bias of the conference gives little hope of this.”

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Like packages, these wealthy elite imagine that they can accummulate people as surfs, or economic unit, to exist for their own self-serving ends. It's doublful if the millions of extra migrants who would need to be imported would really benefit, except if they were lifted from abject poverty and disenfranchement in their own countries.
The feudal system was similar, and used people as slaves, in return for patronage and simple housing. Under the feudal system, the peasants were landless and had no inheritance. Future generations of Australians are also doomed to be landless.

Due to high immigration and rapid population growth, California is rapidly becoming a near-feudal society. On one side is an older, educated, landed, wealthy elite that lives on California's beautiful coasts. Then there is a much larger, younger, less-educated, indebted mass living inland, many of them working farm jobs at subsistence wages.

The overpopulation of Australia will produce a massive underclass of cheap and competitive labour. The amassing of consumers will ensure customers for the big box stores, and will mean entrenched debt and further eroded standards of living more on par with the rest of the globe.

They are doing us nothing but harm ...

Employers will not be forced to check if locals are available to fill jobs before they import foreigners, under the federal crackdown on temporary skilled visas.

The office of Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has confirmed that Australia has international trade obligations that forbid mandatory testing of the local labour market by employers seeking to bring in people on 457 visas.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/no-check-on-locals-in-work-visas-rort/story-e6frf7jo-1226607919269

The discrimination against Australians must end. Australians have not chosen to be global citizens, but are part of Australia as a sovereign nation. Like our resources, our land, our home, our shores, none are international property. The same must be for jobs. How dare our government sign such a discriminatory international agreement that prohibits employers from searching for willing local people before giving jobs to 457 visa holders?

Rather than "xenophobic" or "racist" that Australians are being accused to being, this social engineering of Western or "white" guilt is to make us more accepting of high immigration - at whatever costs. When politicians or the media accuse the public of being "xenophobic" they really mean that the government's highest priority towards the rights and welfare of Australian citizens as their primary obligation is being undermined.

Global citizenship means foreign workers have the superior rights to locals.
Such trade agreements are discriminatory, and are to soften national borders of the more wealthy countries to distribute more wealth and opportunities to third-world countries.