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Population futures for Australia: the policy alternatives

McDonald, Peter; Kippen, Rebecca


In recent years, there has been intense debate about the population size to which Australia should aim in the 21st century. Some argue for a much lower population than we have now. The environmentalist, Tim Flannery, for example, has suggested that Australians might opt for a future population of between 6 and 12 million people. Others argue for a considerably larger population. For example, former Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, would like to see a population of 45 to 50 million people in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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