Poisonous Population Politics
For the past several years prospective immigrants, 457 temporary work visas holders and international students have been targetted in Australia's "poisonous population politics" conducted in the mainstream media and politics.
In Australia, always prone to xenophobia like Britain is now via UKIP, the debate has revolved round immigration and supposed "runaway population growth", with demands for the Net Overseas Migration
Shock News! Dr. Bob Birrell “anti immigration researcher” of the Centre for Population & Urban Research at Monash University calls for less Temporary Visas, International Students and Immigrants (but British, Irish etc. Backpackers ok?) - http://bit.ly/T9EIhd
AUSTRALIA’S major immigration visa subclasses need to be culled to slash record high immigration because the growth of jobs has slowed “to a crawl” and migrants are exploiting the system, according to the Centre for
Australian News Economic Outlook Skill Shortages Immigration Student Visa TravelGDP has increased annually at rate of 4.2% and unemployment remains steady at 5.1% although significant underemployment, while AUD remains strong, though sentiment of most Australians, government opposition and media remain negative with high levels of household debt. Property prices have started to decrease from highs and cities like Melbourne already down 10%+ in past year with more apartments coming onto the
Baby boomers retire on a reverse inheritance. If baby boomers want choice in their retirement, they should be prepared to spend their own money.
Earlier this month, Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats proposed a generation-specific tax to finance the welfare costs of retirees, under which young people pay while baby boomers collect.
Like Australia, Germany and the rest of Europe is facing an intergenerational challenge caused by increased life expectancy
The Australian economy is expected to grow in 2012 due to strength of Asia, while Europe and USA have economic problems.
Unemployment remains low in Australia but under employment is significant, but much part time employment for international students and working holiday travellers working in hospitality, fast food, transport, aged care, health care, agriculture and child care; with Melbourne and Perth having most part time employment opportunities.
Australia has high private