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It’s all apples both sides of the hops line
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It’s all apples both sides of the hops line

Don’t forget your scruples.

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Victorian population shrinks by size of Wodonga as pandemic exodus hits

Victorian population shrinks by size of Wodonga as pandemic exodus hits

Victoria is now home to 43,000 fewer people than at the start of the pandemic, the only state in the nation to record a drop in population.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Sydney in real danger of a once-in-a-century setback

Sydney in real danger of a once-in-a-century setback

Detail contained in the latest payroll data helps explain why the Premier is erring on the side of reopening.

  • by George Megalogenis
50 not out ... Surge in towns where 50 is the new 40
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50 not out ... Surge in towns where 50 is the new 40

The age divide between regional Victoria and Melbourne is growing rapidly, and will put even greater pressure on rural services.

  • by Shane Wright
Problems loom while south-east Queensland’s population booms

Problems loom while south-east Queensland’s population booms

The population of Ripley Valley near Ipswich will double to 160,000 and Ipswich will double to 500,000 by 2040, yet there is no new rail line. Population growth is outstripping promises, the region’s politicians say.

  • by Tony Moore
‘Everybody’s scared’: The first mention in Australian media of global warming could only gesture to the future

‘Everybody’s scared’: The first mention in Australian media of global warming could only gesture to the future

In an ABC TV studio in 1971, so much ahead was unimaginable.

  • by Bob Carr
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Housing boom to slow rapidly from mid-2022: report

Housing boom to slow rapidly from mid-2022: report

Homes are taking twice as long to build during the coronavirus pandemic and a national building boom, but analysts warn the sector is facing a hangover as the record level of construction declines.

  • by Jennifer Duke
Reforms needed before Victoria hits 10 million people, infrastructure adviser says

Reforms needed before Victoria hits 10 million people, infrastructure adviser says

Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year blueprint says population growth and working-from-home arrangements are set to drive more people away from Melbourne.

  • by Timna Jacks, Rachel Eddie and Miki Perkins
A census like no other: Statistician hopes for ‘boring’ national count

A census like no other: Statistician hopes for ‘boring’ national count

David Gruen will be hoping for a quiet census night as Australia’s national headcount is carried out under lockdown.

  • by Shane Wright
Experts split on whether boosting migration helps or hinders economy
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Experts split on whether boosting migration helps or hinders economy

A panel of leading economists revealed significantly disparate views on the merits of high levels of immigration and the effects on wage growth.

  • by Jennifer Duke and Shane Wright
‘Echoes of the White Australia policy’: Minister wants national discussion on population
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‘Echoes of the White Australia policy’: Minister wants national discussion on population

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said that, despite having policies on everything from fruit flies to mythical panthers, NSW had no “policy on people”: “how many we can expect, where we want them to live and what their needs and attributes might be”.

  • by Angus Thompson