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Australia’s annual immigration numbers have more than doubled between 1999 and 2015. Net overseas migration contributes the majority (53.5%) of our annual population growth rate of 1.4%, one of the highest in the developed world. 

Bipartisanship across the major political parties has kept the idea of a lower immigration policy from becoming a real electoral issue, let alone the political reality. Both major parties are committed to high immigration. The REDUCE IMMIGRATION campaign does not oppose all immigration, but believes that policy change is needed because high immigration adversely affects our environmental and economic sustainability, social cohesion and cultural integrity. 

Around 70% of Australians are concerned about increased immigration into Australia and our high rate of population growth.

This write-on campaign encourages Australian voters to express their objection to excessive immigration and to influence our immigration policy by adding a message to ballot papers in local, state and federal elections. Such write-on activity does not invalidate the ballot, does not make the vote informal, and does not contravene any laws.

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You can write the REDUCE IMMIGRATION message on any ballot paper – whether for federal, state or local government elections, or for referendums. Immigration affects every level of government because it impacts every aspect of Australian life, including border control, resources, infrastructure, education, plus health, community and human services. Whichever way you choose to vote, you can also use your ballot papers at any election to send the message about the direction in which immigration numbers should go.

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  1. Probably better to write Stable Population or vote for the Stable Population Party (http://www.populationparty.org.au/) if available. The issue is about sustainable numbers and our science warned us not to go past 23 million – further,we need to re-wire the mindset to understand that stable populations work better in every way: http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11491.

    But the issue also needs to be inclusive whether people have been born here or just arrived. As you rightly point out, 70% reject a big Australia and in many cases, more recent migrants get it better than longer term Australians.

    • Thanks, but we are well aware that many migrants, their children and grandchildren already understand the need to reduce immigration. In a population comprising approximately 45% migrants and children of migrants, we couldn’t have the high level of concern (70%) without many of them agreeing with us. Hence, the REDUCE IMMIGRATION write-on campaign IS already inclusive!

      Writing ‘stable population’ on ballot papers as you suggest would leave too many unanswered questions, such as: Stabilize the population at what level/number? How? and When? Remember that immigration is responsible for 60% of our population growth at present.

      Your suggested ‘Stable Population’ is not specific enough in its targeting of the main driver, i.e. mass immigration. But many thanks for your feedback!

    • What is a “stable population”, Matt Moran? The phrase could mean either one that is neither growing nor shrinking in numbers, or else one that is ecologically stable in terms of Australia’s carrying capacity.

      If you are referring to the latter, as your reference to “our science” suggests, then quite likely we are already dangerously above sustainable numbers. In 1994 Tim Flannery thought a sustainable population for Australia would be 6 to 12 million. In the process of far exceeding those numbers we have already caused massive environmental degradation.

      Just maintaining the current population, with its intolerable pressure on this continent’s ecology, is too much. Our population should be reduced. It is not enough merely to “Reduce Immigration”. The slogan for those of us who love this land should be: “Stop Immigration – Start Repatriation”.

  2. Why do we need immigration at all? (except for some asylum seekers) Even with our low fertility rate of 1.9, we still have more births than deaths. Thus our population will continue to grow, until in the long term it will stabilize and fall. This is an evolutionary, organic, form of demographics. High immigration won’t solve any ageing population problems, but prolong them. We don’t have to be an immigration nation forever.

    • Why except “asylum seekers”.I think illegal immigrants is the more accurate term. As such they are criminals and should be subject to automatic deportation without appeal.

      Your attitude is quite common in people who are concious of the population problem. But you are still starry eyed about helping the hordes.

      The problem of immigration,illegal or otherwise,is not going to go away.Global overpopulation combined with environmental collapse and increasing political strife will see the hordes on the move.

      As an island continent Australia has the ability to protect itself from this scourge

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      • ? Problems with the commenting facility after a certain number of words !

        Addendum – Being a wishy washy,touchy feely,bleeding heart do gooder may make you feel better. But it is not going to help solve the Australian population problem or any issue related to population anywhere.

        Globally,the situation is an incipient catastrophe.Nice half measures will not suffice.
        The only alternative is environmental collapse,disease,war and starvation.
        Which road do you wish to take?

      • “.. SOME asylum seekers ..”

        What part about “SOME” do you object to?

    • Exactly, why have immigration when it just increases population, creates environmental problems, cause prices rises to accommodate the growth. Further, government does nothing with the desperate need for more housing that is cheap, plus rent goes up higher by the year that it’s getting unaffordable, transport becomes poor and overcrowded, which doesn’t keep up with the demand of the public regardless of developments. Clashes in culture, religion and social problems increase and employment becomes a issue as well. These days I see more migrants living on the street as well and racial tensions which is not just a white targeted individuals causing problems like media tries to convey. I’ve seen racial bias with the Vietnamese and Middle Easterners in Cabramatta, Aboriginals and Sudanese, Muslims and Jewish individuals etc… Not just a white thing!

      • I agree. I’m a migrant around 1975. Immigration is fine for short term, not ongoing long term and which has now become a flood. We need to stop immigration now, as it just causes population increase, which causes so many problems and the government are slackers, especially greedy filling their own pockets. The people need affordable houses, especially for rent for families and single people, which is increasing in price because of the demand and it is becoming unaffordable. We’ve already had 2 neighbours leave without paying the rent, because they couldn’t afford it any longer. There’s not enough housing commission either and Newstart Allowance is too low to live on if you lose your job, especially with rental prices. Government needs to also bring back the special incentives they had, where education at TAFE was free for those unemployed, so they can be employable. What’s even worse is when we train overseas students, we shouldn’t be giving them citizenship here or working visas after they have completed their education, that denies their own countries of such people who desperately need them. They should send them home to help their own economies and people.

  3. The concept of Australia as a ‘nation of immigrants’ is irrelevant, inappropriate and factually incorrect.
    . Misleading because – ultimately – the citizens of all nations are descended from people from elsewhere. So saying that we’re a nation of migrants is like saying that we’re a nation of pie eaters. True to some degree, but unexceptional to the point of irrelevance.
    . Inappropriate because, rather than focus on our shared Australian nationality (a unifying concept) it focuses on our various historical ethnic origins. In so doing, it classifies us based on an incomplete assessment of the ethnic backgrounds of our (historical) forebears. Such classifications are exclusive – ‘Anglo-Australian’ and ‘Thai-Australian’ being inherently restrictive rather than inclusive identities.
    . The nation of immigrants idea also fails on factual accuracy. At no period in Australia’s recorded history, ever, has the number of migrants here outnumbered the native born. Australia is truly a nation of natives. This is what we should be celebrating and promoting, consistent with the opinions expressed by Russel Ward in The Australian Legend.
    For the past several elections I have been writing ‘END MASS IMMIGRATION’ on my ballot papers. By preferencing minor parties and independents, the voter can also ensure that the paper is exposed to scrutineers several times on election night as their preferences are gradually eliminated.
    Congratulations on a timely and necessary campaign.

  4. Immigration the people do not control only depresses wages while raising rents and mortgages, forcing the woman to work who will then have fewer children.

    All by banksters’ design, so that their maggot media can then bleat that at 1.9 children per couple the population will go into decline, and look, all that preponderance of old people now appearing have to be supported somehow, the solution for which, they tout, is more immigration, which was what destabilised family dynamics to go into decline in the first place.

    Why do banksters need immigration to be pouring in at flood levels ?

    So that people from all races in the one place look at each much like different animals do in a zoo, with suspicion and indifference – at best.

    In this way people don’t have time to begin to understand that both commercial banking and private central banking are total frauds on all of humanity.

    Briefly, to explain, the first loans money, nearly all of which it doesn’t have, by a factor of eight or more, at interest compounding, the second issues the public’s currency as a loan at interest compounding, creating the money literally out of NOTHING.

    Forced immigration is a way of generating turmoil in the targeted country – a lesser form of warfare, and speaking of which, all wars are bankers wars, with banksters being responsible for the deaths of some 500,000,000 innocents, since the late 1700s, in order that peace is never long enough anywhere for people to realise that they don’t need these malignant parasites to issue the peoples’ currency as its only a goddamn piece of paper with drawings of stern looking persons thereon.

  5. I am for European immigration. I am totally opposed to middle eastern, Indian, communist, and Chinese immigration.

  6. It would interesting to have an analysis of the votes received by the four parties opposed to immigration – Australia First, Australian Protectionist Party, Stable Population Party and One Nation.

  7. You’re right, Outrider.

  8. STOP immigration and send immigrants home. Australia needs laws to put Australians first. Australians are sick of loosing jobs housing and futures to immigrants who can’t Pisa off home.

  9. The more that illegal immigration is allowed to increase, the more you will see the rise of radical parties to counter it, as the silent or grumbling majority do nothing, and governments cave to media and political pressure to be seen to do the humanitarian thing. We are being sold down the river.

    I only hope the Liberal Party under Malcon Turnbull does not cave in and allow the illegals in.

  10. It’s getting to the point where I would base my vote soley on the immigration issue. I think it helped Tony Abbott win the last election.

    I see various anti-immigration and anti muslim groups beginning to form. I wonder if there shouldn’t be more solidarity between such groups so that the Australian govt hears our voice.

  11. I have paid tax for 30 years , paid private rent for 25. When my family and I found ourselves homeless , due to immigrants increasing demand and cost of rental properties , I couldn’t get a housing commission in my area but refugees seem to have no problems at all. Why don’t people stay in their countries of origin and work hard at producing something worthwhile for themselves instead of riding off the back of what my forefathers built up for me and my kids.As soon as we are in real financial trouble in this country they will piss off real quick back to where they came from.Maybe the rich benefit from immigration , but we working class sure bear the brunt.

    • A percentage of refugees come here using our tax money, when they have plenty money coming to them from their homeland and family members. Refugees should have a special tax on them and pay back what it cost to keep them if they end up getting citizenship especially a job. Hence, all the accommodation, food, shelter and paperwork etc… costs us money.

  12. I feel for pensioners who have paid taxes all their lives, who are put on a tight old age pension, (have to struggle to afford basics like turning on a heater in winter)while immigrants waltz in and get looked after.

  13. The immigration numbers are not acceptable. Suburbs in Sydney are now over 90% Chinese, and these people do not abide by anti-discrimination laws and now have businesses which will only serve Chinese people.
    Notwithstanding the above, the majority of chinese immigrants are not law abiding and are extremely low class. Not meeting community standards in any way.
    The problem is, that after 5 generations, chinese still consider themselves chinese and are totally loyal to a foreign country. They never trust white people and consider it honourable to undermine the Australian community and never pay tax. The chinese community is a cash society.

  14. Hey friends… I’m Alex, from Australia.
    I’m seeing the Continuously Rapidly INCREASING Rate Of Immigration in Australia and I’m really worried about it. Is our government is doing something to reduce it or not? Cause Too Much of Anything Proves Hazardous! I’m not being racist, but I can’t sit silent and watch while Thousands of Indians and Asians are coming here Every Year and Settling down in this land and never going back now. They come as tourists but they settle here forever. You see India is on the Top When it comes to Population and the % of people coming here will just spread and spread ..one day ..your left – your right – your front – your back will be Indian and another Indian and yeah another Indian and guess what .. Some thousands more coming this year ..and then next year and then every year lol!
    Australia’s land ain’t blessed to increase with increase in population .. Neither our resources nor our soil .. NOR OUR JOBS! They are Not unlimited. If I’m wrong, then I’m sorry! But that’s what stats show… Per capita income decreasing here.. and our resources, population, pollution, corruption, crimes, rapes .. And you know All ! More people, more diversity .. Good! But A Mess!
    Can’t we do anything?

  15. While the debate raged on about Muslim immigration, the Chinese have waltzed on in & purchased all the apartments that have built for them at the cost of locals that can’t afford to live in Sydney anymore.
    The endless developments, lockout laws, casino on public land & events like Vivid that started as an art show, have all been altered & tailored for Chinese nationals.
    The politicians and their rich mates are screwing Sydney locals so they can get all the Yuan they can get their hands on.
    It is not a matter of race. It is a foreign invasion orchestrated by our own government.
    If you question their motives then they label you a racist to try and nullify your argument.
    This trend of Chinese investment is not inclusive to everyone in Sydney, no, it is purely for them.
    This is not multiculturalism, it is one nation imposing itself on another country.

  16. There is no reason whatsoever to allow any non-white immigration WHATSOEVER. Australia is a White country and always has been. I want to live amongst my own people. It’s the most natural thing in the world. The Zionists and commies want to make it so us Whites have nowhere to run. We cannot be safe in the country we were born in. We cannot afford housing or get a decent job in the country we’re born in. Our cities are overpopulated by low-class non-whites and we hear a million different languages spoken in our ENGLISH-SPEAKING country.

    Stop ALL non-white immigration (AKA invasion) to Australia. European immigration should still be allowed but this should be a matter for another time. All non-white immigration should stop and all non-whites should be repatriated back to their countries of origin. After that is done, some European immigrants should be allowed to settle in Australia. Europeans coming into Australia are usually middle-class and well educated. They cause very little crime. They are of the same culture and are hard working. An important fact is that Europeans NEVER mass-migrate. A small amount of European immigration should be allowed.

    I hope Donald Trump becomes president. I am worried he won’t do what he says he will but if he were to accomplish even some of the most important issues Americans face regarding immigration then I will be ecstatic. He will hopefully inspire as many people around the world as he can so then perhaps we can get a White Nationalist party into parliament and fix all these unnecessary issues no Australian EVER asked for.

    • What we need is a ‘Numbers USA’ style website where we can easily compare electoral candidates and where they stand on immigration (voting record and public statements). In this way we do not have to vote for third party candidates as first preference, but we can have a tangible effect right now until the existing likely candidates all get the message.

  17. My concern is that we cannot environmentally support more people. If we continue we will see more and more poverty and starvation in a fragile environment that does not have the water supply. Do we want to see the Murray die like the Nile river and the Mediterranean? Wake up Australia! Stop talking about growth; start talking about sustainability and better management. Without water we will all die. Stop taking about racism. It has nothing to do with our environmental ability to support life.

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