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Mass migration drives overpopulation

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Matt Hartley, Byron Bay.

Let’s stop pretending mass immigration is good for people, the planet, or Australia. The way to help is simple; we must put education and business into developing countries on condition of population stability, and stabilize our own population.

I don’t wish to be rude to those who genuinely want to make the world a better place. Many wonderful, generous, compassionate people have been deceived into thinking mass population increase in Australia can help with world poverty. The immigration industry – which operates through selling citizenship via fake degrees, mega-development, pushing up housing costs, and increasing debt – is very good at propaganda. We’ve been conned. Mass immigration actually drives overpopulation and species extinction. In the last eight years, Ethiopia alone added 26 million people. In five years, the population will be triple what it was in the 80’s famine period. Who pays for all this? Foreign aid and money sent from abroad to increase family size.

There are people who argue: ‘The world is overpopulated and we have a moral responsibility to take more people.’ Which is like saying; ‘I live with junkies, therefore I will use their heroin.’ Our ‘economic growth’ is now based on importing people, borrowing money, and a Ponzi-scheme called ‘asset prices’. It’s the Endless Growth fantasy. At what point does anyone think this will stop?



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  1. Excellent Matt!
    However, on a global scale, it is actually overpopulation that drives immigration through the scarcity, hunger and conflict that it brings.
    You are correct, immigration is the problem for which it masquerades as a cure.

  2. Driving up population growth has become the default, lazy way of boosting our GDP, and consumer levels. High immigration is masking our poor GDP rating. Housing has become a huge revenue source, but it means more land clearing, species extinctions, and more demand of natural resources. Most of our politicians worship high population growth, and more than half is from immigration. Greed for growth means future generations will have less, and stealing from the future.

  3. High immigration drives up total GDP, giving the illusion of improvement. But GDP per capita is static or falls. Gross personal income also falls. Business always profits from GDP growth so they are always out there boosting high immigration. The Ponzi scheme housing bubble loves it. Everyone else loses. The environmental impacts, the food security impacts, the public infrastructure deficit, un-manageable congestion etc etc are catastrophic and ignored.

    • KingDondee et al. Both overall GDP and GDP per capita have both substantially risen in real terms in Australia over the last dew decades and in the main source countries for immigration (notably India and China). Population pressures are also easing in those countries. Apart from refugees, migrants are largely middle class professionals and business people. They are not in desperate circumstances and forced by economic pressure to leave their countries, where they would probably own houses and cars much as Australians do. They are attracted to the higher standard of living, good education, health and public amenities, good security and opportunities for their kids in Australia. The net impact on the planet of their migration depends largely on how we manage our environment. If we create a society akin to Northern Europe or North East Asia, with good public transport and better energy and water management, then the net impact on the planet will probably be neutral or better. We do need to worry about overpopulation and the environmental impact of growing incomes around the world. We should support the work of the UN and other agencies who helping countries in Africa and the Pacific to learn lessons from countries like Indonesia that have implemented very successful, widespread, community based and non-coercive family planning.

      • Well said good little NPC!! You regurgitated that very well!! Instead of staying in your home countries and improving them, you effectively are taking the short cut… that’s what you are saying is it not???. I, a real Australian with heritage going back before 1901, would happily sacrifice plenty of stupid GDP numbers to not have more parasites leach off what my forefathers built up and made large sacrifices for. We don’t want anymore racist foreigners who refuse to accept the same multicultural society that they force upon us. We’ll take an immigrant from xxxxx country when they allow one of us citizenship in xxxxx country. That’s a fair go.

  4. I have never read such ignorant dribble. If Matt had migrated here over 2000 years ago as most of the original Australian did well before 2000 years ago I am sure that all of those who did would agree with Matt that Australia would be a BETTER place if all the recent migrants who arrived in the last 229 years would go home to their wonderful war torn Europe and Mother England.

    It is clearly the Mass migration of these latest migrants of the last 230 years that are B—e–ng up Australia.

    I agree with Matt we should all go back to where we come from and Australia would be a GREAT isolated and foreign country that we would still be searching for.

    The best country to live in only if we did not have all these XENOPHOBIC come lately residents.

  5. Australia is a continent of extremely low carrying capacity – with low and erratic rainfall, nutrient-deficient and shallow soils, and with rare and threatened species found nowhere else on earth. We should do everything we can to stabilise our own population, serve as an example to other countries, and,, assist them in stabilising their own. The world is grossly overpopulated. Growth economics encourages growth at any cost – growth at the cost of our life support systems. We need to change our economic system to a steady state economy, stabilise our population and work towards an ecologically sustainable future for all.

  6. Excellent article Matt.

    Many Australians argue that ‘Australia is a land of migrants’ or that ‘immigration built Australia’. Such arguments are as wrong as they are damaging.

    At no time, ever, in Australia’s recorded history have the number of migrants living here exceeded the native born. Australia is truly a land of the native-born. This is what we should be celebrating. We are native-to-the-soil Australians, regardless of where our forebears were from. This is a creed of unity – as opposed to the shallow and divisive concept of multiculturalism with it’s endless tribes defined by historic ethnicity; ‘Anglo-Australian’ , Chinese-Australian, etc etc. Most ‘Anglo’ Australians couldn’t find London on a map.

    And yes, at times Australia has benefitted from immigration. When we needed labour to develop infrastructure like the Snowy Scheme, we needed migrants. We’re not in that position now. We have an unemployment crisis that’s just barely hidden by casualization and a statistical approach where two hours of work a week counts as ’employed’.

    Australia doesn’t need mass immigration. Most Australians don’t want mass immigration. Time to end it.


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