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POST 80: OPPOSITION TO THE MCGOWAN GOVERNMENT’S HIGH DENSITY PLANNING AGENDA IS GROWING

Introduction Evidence suggests the Labor governments high density planning agenda has reached the point of public mistrust. Perth’s attractive and green low-density suburbs are coming under intense pressure by specialists that control Development Assessment Panels (DAPs). DAPs have ultimate power in the planning and development decision-making process for large high-rise projects in suburban areas that... Continue Reading →

POST 79: IS THE MCGOWAN GOVERNMENT’S MIGRATION POLICY ATTRACTING MORE FOREIGN WORKERS?

Introduction The latest Australian Bureau of Statistic reveal nearly 90,000 West Australian’s are unable to gain employment. West Australians's stood down for economic reasons As is revealed in Table 1 below the 90,000 figure is the offical unemployment estimate. However, this does not include West Australian citizens that were stood down for economic reasons and... Continue Reading →

POST 76: WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY WILL LEGISLATE TO CLOSE STATE MIGRATION PROGRAMS – HERE’S WHY

Introduction Recent Australia Bureau of Statistics data indicates WA Labor’s migration programs are inducing internal migration into Greater Perth. Statistics show a significant rise in internal net migration after Labor opened up Perth to graduate visas and regional visas (See Chart 1 below). Analysis Greater Perth reached its largest internal net migration figure since 2013... Continue Reading →

POST 75: WEST AUSTRALIA’S ABUNDANT GAS RESERVES HOLDS THE KEY TO ENERGY POLICY

Overview WA pre election policies are on full display. But one, which really got notice, was Liberal leader Zak Kirkup’s Renewable Hyrdogen energy proposal. Population Research WA believes this was a huge policy error. We believe WA’s abundance of natural gas for household electricity and feedstock for industries offers Western Australia a competitive advantage, compared... Continue Reading →

POST 74: SHOULD INTERSTATE BORDER CONTROL BECOME A PERMANENT FIXTURE?

Overview The arrival of the Wuhan coronavirus in Australia induced major changes to Federal and State migration policy. What this revealed about Interstate migration was startling. According to WA Police, closure of state borders significantly restricted the movement of people, disrupting the movement of illicit drugs. Water Testing revealed large reductions in methylamphetamine use across... Continue Reading →

POST 72: THE MCGOWAN GOVERNMENT RESTARTS STATE MIGRATION

McGowan government invites foreign workers to compete with local unemployed The opening of State migration means West Australian’s will face fierce competition for job vacancies. The McGowan government has made available over 120 occupations for temporary foreign students/migrants. The Premier also decided to keep Perth eligible for foreign regional visa holders to compete in the... Continue Reading →

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