Thanks to the editor in SA for this one, for nobody in the eastern states thinks very much about South Australia. It is like the way Americans are oblivious to say, Australia itself. Australia? Isn’t that in Europe (thinking of Austria as it sounds similar). Anyway, even given the small immigration cuts, done to hose down sustainability concerns about Sydney and Melbourne, South Australia’s power elites are aggressively wanting a massive population increase, in the driest state in the driest continent on Earth, already with water problems, employment problems, you name it, real environmental and economic sustainability for sure.
“More migrants will call South Australia home, with far greater ease, under a push to lure new arrivals away from big cities to the regions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Wednesday unveil a population strategy that will slash Australia’s possible migrant intake from 190,000 to 160,000. But the flipside will see scores of migrants living and working in key regions and smaller cities, including Adelaide and SA. Mr Marshall has called population growth his “No. 1 priority” since coming to power. The plan reads like the wishlist Premier Steven Marshall presented to the PM last month as part of his population plan for SA. Mr Morrison’s plan includes new visas for regional areas, priority processing and incentives for international students including post-study work rights and tailored schemes to match skilled migrants to jobs in emerging industries, such as space and defence. It comes as exclusive polling, commissioned by The Advertiser, shows one in three South Australians want to see the state’s population grow, compared to just one in 10 wanting a drop. The YouGov Galaxy polling revealed 54 per cent of South Australians want the population to remain stable.”