Why should immigration be reduced? – a select bibliography

Many of the reasons for reducing immigration have been outlined in a variety of publications over recent years. We can’t create a comprehensive bibliography of all immigration coverage, but here are some examples from print and online sources (in descending chronological order). Our focus is mostly but not exclusively on Australia. The bibliography is arranged in sections and you can ‘jump’ down this page (to the year or content that you’re interested in) by clicking the links here:

  • Articles, essays and interviews

2018     2017     2016    2015    2014    2013-2007    2006-2002
2001-1997    1996-1990

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‘May day: Queensland’s population to reach 5 million’, media release issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 22 March 2018.

David Scutt, ‘Immigration is speeding up Australia’s population growth’Business Insider, 22 March 2018.

Paul Monk, ‘No silence please’, The Weekend Australian, 17-18 March 2018, Review pp. 20-21. (This is a review of the new book by Clive Hamilton, Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia, Hardie Grant, 2018, that we have included in our Bookshelf of recommended reading.)

Douglas Murray, ‘Add new migrants and stir carefully’The Weekend Australian, 17-18 March 2018, p. 21.

Jon Faine and panellists, ‘The Conversation Hour: Big Melbourne – population talkback forum’, ABC Local Radio – Melbourne, 16 March 2018.

Andrew Clennell, ‘NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian demurred on migrant debate’The Australian, 13 March 2018.

Judith Sloan, ‘High-rise residential blocks in suburbs are not the solution’The Australian, 13 March 2018. (The print version of this article was entitled: ‘It’s hardly selfish of families to want a back yard’.)

Tony Jones and panellists, ‘A Big Australia’, ABC TV Q&A, 12 March 2018.

Ben Knight, ‘Big Australia: Are we ready?’, ABC TV Four Corners, 12 March 2018.

Ben Knight, ‘“We’ve done an abysmal job”: Australia is struggling to handle its swelling population’, ABC TV News, 12 March 2018.

Leith van Onselen, ‘Alan Kohler: Australia is now just a people farming economy’MacroBusiness, 12 March 2018.

Andrew Clennell, ‘NSW Labor leader Luke Foley backs Tony Abbott on migration rollback’The Weekend Australian, 10-11 March 2018.

MB Radio, ‘The meaning of immigration‘, MacroBusiness, 9 March 2018.

Leith van Onselen, ‘Population booster decries loss of Melbourne livability’MacroBusiness, 9 March 2018.

Tom Tancredo, ‘No, Sen. Murphy, There Are Many Reasons to Love an Aging Population’, Polizette, 8 March 2018.

Mark O’Connor, ‘Has Tony Jones finally broken taboo on Australia’s population ponzi?’MacroBusiness, 8 March 2018.

Neil Mitchell, ‘Fear and fact may differ — but we still deserve action on crime wave’The Australian, 8 March 2018.

Henry Belot, ‘New migrants living in ‘cultural bubbles’ need to improve their English skills, Government warns’, ABC news, 7 March 2018.  Read Minister Tudge’s speech to the Menzies Research Centre here, or this extract: ‘Integration is key to Australia’s successful migrant story’ (The Australian, 7 March 2018). Same-day coverage by Sky News: ‘Australia at risk of following Europe’s path of ethnic unrest: Tudge’.

Rebecca Urban, ‘African truancy levels on par with indigenous rates’The Australian, 6 March 2018.

John Daley, Grattan Institute Media Release, 4 March 2018. A key statement in this Media Release is: ‘The Commonwealth government can improve housing affordability somewhat – and immediately – by reducing demand. It should reduce the capital gains tax discount to 25 per cent; abolish negative gearing; and include owner-occupied housing in the Age Pension assets test. And unless the states are prepared to reform their planning systems, the Commonwealth should consider tapping the brakes on Australia’s migrant intake.‘ [Our emphasis added.]
Read further: the full report Housing affordability: re-imagining the Australian dream and media coverage such as ‘Build more homes to avoid migration crush; Grattan Institute’ (The Australian, 5 March 2018); ‘Cut immigration intake to fix housing affordability “mess”: Grattan Institute report’ (Herald Sun, 4 March 2018); and ‘Memo to Grattan Institute on mass immigration’s “benefits”’ (MacroBusiness, 6 March 2018); ‘Immigration cut proposed to tackle housing affordability’ (SBS, 7 March 2018); ‘The great Australian housing gap: immigration distorts real picture’ (The Weekend Australian, 10-11 March 2018).

Chris Mitchell, ‘Slow down immigration intake while we fix the problems’The Australian, 5 March 2018.

Paul Kelly and James Allan, ‘Conservative crisis’, Between the Lines, ABC Radio National, 1 March 2018.

Letters to the Editor, ‘Why former migrants become critics of immigration’The Australian, 27 February 2018.

Letters to the Editor, ‘Not so lucky now’ and ‘Close the flood gates’, Herald Sun, 26 February 2018 (print edition). These letters argue succinctly that Australia has reached saturation point in regard to multicultural immigration.

Katharine Betts, ‘Migration and life quality’The Australian, 26 February 2018, p. 13.
This Letter to the Editor busts the myth that Australia needs migration to offset the losses from an ageing workforce: ‘[N]umerous Productivity Commission findings [show] that immigration has little effect on the population’s age structure but a large effect on its size. For example in 2005 it found that “Despite popular thinking to the contrary, immigration policy is also not a feasible countermeasure (to demographic ageing). It affects population numbers more than the age structure” (Economic Implications of an Ageing Australia, 2005, p. 5). In 2016 it concluded that “it delays rather than eliminates population ageing … (and) immigrants (as they age) will themselves add to the proportion of the population aged 65 and over” (Migrant Intake into Australia, 2016, pp. 14-15).”
See also this post on the Reduce Immigration website: We say again: #Immigration not needed to support #AgeingPopulation (5 March 2015)

Terry McCrann, ‘Immigration: Bigger is certainly not better for Australia’The Weekend Australian, 24-25 February 2018, p. 38.

 Judith Sloan, ‘Scott Morrison part of Canberra conspiracy to keep immigration rates high’The Weekend Australian, 24-25 February 2018, p. 22.

Steve Doughty, ‘Archbishop of Canterbury says Islamic rules are incompatible with Britain’s laws which have Christian values’, Daily Mail, 24 February 2018.

Virginia Hale, ‘Irish Govt “Paid Press” to Promote Plan to Grow Population by One Million With Mass Migration’Breitbart London, 24 February 2018.

Guardian staff and Australian Associated Press, ‘Infrastructure Australia wades into Tony Abbott’s immigration debate’, The Guardian, 23 February 2018. (The Infrastructure Australia report, Future Cities: Planning for our growing population, was launched on 23 February 2018. The CEO’s first radio interview that morning, prior to the launch, was with ABC Sydney radio: ‘How’re you going to cope with 7 million people in Sydney?’.)

Dylan Welch, ‘Chinese agents are undermining Australia’s sovereignty, Clive Hamilton’s controversial new book claims’, ABC News, 22 February 2018.

Jackson Gothe-Snape, ‘How John Howard boosted migration and embraced foreign students, in five charts’, ABC News, 21 February 2018.

Judith Sloan, ‘By every measure, it’s vital that we give immigration a brake‘, The Australian, 21 February 2018, p. 4.

Maurice Newman, ‘Assimilation must be part of the deal for new citizens’The Australian, 21 February 2018, p. 12.

Simon Benson, ‘Tony Abbott’s call to cut migrant intake’The Australian, 20 February 2018.
Mr Abbott’s speech is posted on his website: ‘Address to the Sydney Institute’ (20 February 2018).
It was given further coverage by  Paul Karp, ‘Tony Abbott repeats claim immigration cut will improve quality of life’The Guardian, 19 February 2018; Paul Karp, ‘Tony Abbott to call for immigration cut in speech targeting political elites’The Guardian, 20 February 2018′; and Brad Norrington, ‘Abbott urges cut to our intake until  “integration catches up”‘The Australian, 21 February 2018, p. 4.  A supportive opinion piece by John Stone, former Secretary to the Treasury, is: ‘Trust Tony Abbott to tell it like it is about issues that matter most’The Weekend Australian, 24-25 February 2018, p. 12.

Pia Akerman, ‘”Tribal divisions” delay African gang taskforce’The Australian, 20 February 2018.

Nick Cater, ‘Australian success story offers no scope for contrition or cringe’The Australian, 23 January 2018, p. 10.

Jennifer Oriel, ‘Elites beware, a populist tidal wave looms’The Australian, 22 January 2018, p. 10.

Judith Sloan, ‘African youth gangs committing offences is a genuine problem’The Weekend Australian, 20-21 January 2018. (In the print version, the article is on p. 20 and is entitled ‘Turning a blind eye to African offenders won’t help’.)

Grace Collier, ‘Big government is costing its citizens far too dearly’The Weekend Australian, 20-21 January 2018., p. 20.

Jennifer Oriel, ‘African youth violence the outcome of failed diversity policies’The Australian, 8 January 2018, p. 10.

‘The root cause of gang violence is lax immigration’, Letters to the Editor, The Australian, 8 January 2018, p. 11.

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Jonathan Crush, Godfrey Tawodzera, Abel Chikanda, Sujata Ramachandran & Daniel Tevera, Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC): South Africa Case Study: The Double Crisis – Mass Migration From Zimbabwe And Xenophobic Violence in South Africa, 2017, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Vienna.

Brendan O’Neill, ‘West needs a new response to terror’The Weekend Australian, 23-24 December 2017. (In the print version, the article starts on p. 13 and is titled ‘Is this the year we gave in to terror on our streets? – Western society needs to feel outrage and to condemn “everyday” violence’.)

Geoff Winestock, ‘Ageing population is no threat: RBA’Australian Financial Review, 21 December 2017. This article reports a new study by the Reserve Bank of Australia, Ageing and Labour Supply in Advanced Economies, which suggests that immigration is not the only factor involved in ensuring support for a large ageing population: that our society is already starting to adapt to its ageing population scenario through the improved health and longer working lives of the ageing segment – and the consequent ongoing contributions via taxation over that longer period.

Aneeka Simonis, ‘Calls to toughen deportation laws for foreign teen thugs’, Herald Sun

Peta Credlin, ‘It’s not racist to be worried about immigration’, News.com.au, 17 December 2017.

Judith Sloan, ‘St Jude and the lost causes worth fighting for’The Weekend Australian, 16-17 December 2017.

Leith van Onselen, ‘Credlin: Give us a debate and vote on Australia’s population’, MacroBusiness, 15 December 2017.

Rita Panahi in conversation with Steve PriceNights with Steve Price, Radio 3AW, 14 December 2017.

‘Gang bashes and robs beachgoers in wild brawl on St Kilda foreshore’, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 December 2017.

Andrew Greene, ‘Sam Dastyari scandal hits Washington amid growing concerns of Chinese political influence’, ABC News, 14 December 2017.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, ‘Net overseas migration to Australia increases 27%’, 14 December 2017. For commentary, see: Joe Kelly, ‘Carlo and Carlito make 24 million of us as immigration surges’The Australian, 15 December 2017, p. 6.

Roger Boyes, ‘Europe’s migration crisis is Africa’s responsibility too’The Australian, 7 December 2017, p. 11.

Editorial, ‘Beware UN migration compact’The Australian, 5 December 2017, p. 13.

AFP, Brexodus: record drop in net migration to UK after Brexit vote’, The Weekend Australian, 2-3 December 2017.

Paige Taylor, ‘My arrival at a wretched realisation’The Weekend Australian, 25-26 November 2017, p. 19. (The online heading for this article is: ‘Asylum-seekers risk all for new life, often for most perverse reasons’.)

Judith Sloan, ‘To fix low wages, and the budget, raise productivity’The Weekend Australian, 25-26 November 2017. Sloan observes: ‘The high rates of immigration to Australia also may be feeding into low wage growth. While annual net overseas migration has fallen from its peak of close to 300,000 at the height of the mining boom, the number is still close to 200,000, including permanent and temporary workers. With an ample supply of new workers, it is not surprising that many employers are in a position to offer very modest pay rises.’

Sam Duncan, ‘”Overpopulation will destroy Australia”: Dick Smith claims skyrocketing immigration will cause mass unemployment and most of our children “will sell coffee to each other”‘, Daily Mail Australia, 21 November 2017.

Judith Sloan, ‘Big-immigration fan club is devoted to growth myths’The Australian, 21 November 2017.

Leith van Onselen, ‘Australia becoming “two nations divided by immigration”’MacroBusiness, 17 November 2017.

Michael Pascoe, ‘One plus one makes more than two: Our overlooked immigration benefits’Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2017.

Judith Sloan, ‘Coalition flunks the big policy achievement test’The Weekend Australian, 11-12 November 2017. This article includes the following observation: ‘What about immigration? Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, has introduced a series of changes in relation to temporary skilled workers — the old 457 visa cate­gory — and he has held the line on strict border control to deter the re-emergence of people-smugglers. But when it comes to the numbers allowed to enter Australia under the permanent migration category, this government has exhibited a tin ear.
The fact is that 190,000 a year is just too high, particularly as the vast majority of these entrants go to Melbourne or Sydney. And at this point the government has shown no inclination at all to reduce this number, even though the minister is aware that many migrants who enter under the skill category are in fact not very skilled at all.’

Tom Kington, ‘Migrants abandon dream of new life to fly home ‘, The Times, 8 November 2017. (This article was also published in The Australian on 9 November (p. 10), under the heading ‘Illegal migrants fly home to escape abuse in Libya’.)

Amanda Vanstone, ‘It’s not racist to speak out about migration’Sydney Morning Herald, 6 November 2017.

Chris Mitchell, ‘A lesson for the Liberals in Hanson’s anti-immigration stance’The Australian, 6 November 2017, p. 11.

Dick Smith, ‘Our size is up for debate’The Australian, 6 November 2017, p. 12. The online version is entitled: ‘Australia is full to bursting and must rethink immigration’.

Siofra Brennan, ‘Duke of Cambridge insists there are too many people in the world in a passionate speech about population growth – after his father Prince Charles warned the earth can’t “sustain us all”‘, Daily Mail, 4 November 2017.

Campbell Clark, ‘Justin Trudeau rolls the dice on immigration’The Globe and Mail, 2 November 2017.

Mark McCrindle (with presenters Ross and John), ‘Population growth in Australia 30 years ahead of schedule’, Radio 3AW (Melbourne), 2 November 2017.

Sue-Anne Levy, ‘Flood of refugees takes toll on city finances’, Toronto Sun, 28 October 2017.

Tom Elliott, ‘Tom Elliott calls for more public debate on immigration policy’Radio 3AW (Melbourne), 26 October 2017.

Neil Mitchell, ‘Sustainable Australia calls for cap on migrants as survey reveals Australians are concerned about rapid population growth’Radio 3AW (Melbourne), 26 October 2017.

Dick Smith with Mark Levy, ‘Dick Smith on the Population Debate’, Radio 3AW (Melbourne), 26 October 2017.

John Masanauskas, ‘Voters say country is full, support partial ban on Muslim immigration: report’Herald Sun, 26 October 2017. Details of the full report are:
Katharine Betts and Bob Birrell, ‘‘Australian voters’ views on immigration policy’, Australian Population Research Institute, October 2017.

Rachel Marsden, ‘Immigration Crisis Has Quebec Feeling Under Siege’Townhall, 25 October 2017.

Rachel Blaxendale, ‘Courts “going soft” on non-citizen criminals’, The Australian, 19 October 2017, p. 2.

Sean Nicholls, ‘Sydneysiders in revolt over development as two-thirds declare the city is “full”‘Sydney Morning Herald, 9 October 2017.

Kevin Donnelly, ‘Multiculturalism and Political Correctness are killing Australia’Daily Telegraph, 29 September 2017.

David Uren, ‘Uni growth leads the way in record migrant intake’, The Australian, 28 September 2017, p. 7. (Title of the same article online is: ‘Academics led record migrant intake in first net rise since GFC’. The article draws on the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, released 27 September 2017.)

Chinese “soft power” influence becomes election issue in New Zealand‘, ‘The World Today’, ABC Radio National, 21 September 2017.

Peter van Onselen, ‘We’ve got to talk about immigration’, The Weekend Australian, 16-17 September 2017, p. 22. (Title of the same article online is: ‘Dick Smith’s immigration campaign is flawed but issue is critical.)

Peter Martin, James Ward and Paul Sutton, ‘Why a population of, say, 15 million makes sense for Australia’, The Conversation, 11 July 2017. Note that this article is part of The Conversation‘s series, ‘Is Australia full?’

Liz Allen, ‘Australia doesn’t have a population policy – why?’The Conversation, 3 July 2017. Note that this article launched The Conversation‘s series, ‘Is Australia full?’

Cheryl Benard, ‘I’ve worked with refugees for decades. Europe’s Afghan crime wave is mind-boggling’The National Interest, 11 July 2017.

Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders, ‘4 million, 5 million, 8 million: How big is too big for liveable Melbourne?’The Age, 3 July 2017.

Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders & Clay Lucas, ‘Outer suburbs deprived of as much as $250m in basic services’The Age, 2 July 2017.

Tony Abbott, ‘Reform in the age of populism – the new battlelines’, speech to the Institute of Public Affairs, 27 June 2017. The speech includes these observations: ‘One of the reasons why statistical growth is not translating into higher living standards is that high immigration means that GDP per head is hardly growing at all. Newcomers in hard-to-fill, high wage, high skill jobs make very good migrants (and should be encouraged) but they’re not the only ones coming. A big slowdown in immigration would allow housing starts and infrastructure to catch up with population.’

Jason Richwine, Immigrant Literacy: Self-Assessment vs. RealityCenter for Immigration Studies, 21 June 2017.  This study reveals a large and persistent English literacy gap for immigrants in the USA. It analyses the English literacy level of immigrants living in the U.S. and raises concerns about the magnitude and persistence of low English ability. Not only do 41 percent of immigrants score at or below the lowest level of English literacy, but the U.S.-born children of low-skill immigrants also struggle.

Benedict Collins, ‘Labour would aim to reduce immigration numbers’, Radio New Zealand, 12 June 2017.

Stephen Chavura, ‘We would be doing our Islamic communities a favour to review immigration’The Australian, 7 June 2017, p. 14. This article concludes: ‘As people lose faith in the experts’ ability to control Muslim radicalisation the popular demand to shut national borders to Muslims, or at least drastically limit their numbers so as not to increase the size of their militant subsection, will grow stronger. Try as they may, even mainstream politicians will be unable to avoid the question of the future of Muslim immigration. As strange as it sounds, if the worst enemy of good Muslims is militant Muslims, carefully reforming our immigration policy may turn out to be one of the best things the government can do for them in the long term.’

Janet Albrechtsen, ‘Defiant tribunal welcomes fake jetset refugees’The Australian, 31 May 2017, p. 12.

Judith Sloan, ‘Peter Dutton part of the cynical charade on house prices’The Australian, 30 May 2017, p. 12. She asks: ‘So why wouldn’t the government make the obvious call and reduce this number [i.e. of immigrants under the current program], particularly as this would have given substance to the claim that the pressing issue of housing affordability is being ­addressed?” and suggests a number of reasons in response to the question, ‘all of them depressing’.

Nick Cater, ‘Tribunal lets migrant riffraff run rings around us’The Australian, 30 May 2017, p. 12.

Ross Dillon, ‘War with Islam demands a temporary brake on all immigration’, Letter to the Editor, The Australian, 29 May 2017, p. 13.

Jennifer Oriel, ‘Time to confront local Islamists: this is war’,  The Australian, 29 May 2017, p. 12.

Douglas Murray, ‘Terror in Manchester: Open door asylum policies can lead to terror’The Australian, 27 May 2017, pp. 15-17. The author asks: ‘What if the immigration and integration policies of consecutive governments of every political stripe have set up our societies for an endless disaster they can now do little to avert?’ (Murray is the author of The strange death of Europe: immigration, identity, Islam, Blooomsbury, London, 2017. See here for an insightful review of the book from an Australian perspective, and here from one from the American viewpoint. For holdings of the book in Australian libraries, click here.)

Virginia Hale, ‘Doctor Quits Profession After Urging Minorities To Rape Front National Voters to Create “Half-Breeds”’Breitbart London, 26 May 2017.

‘Non-Western Immigrants Consume 59% Of Denmark’s Tax Surplus’, National Economics Editorial, 23 May 2017.

Gary Johns, ‘Time for Turnbull to play the migration card’The Australian, 17 May 2017, p. 14.

Caitlyn Gribbin, ‘Peter Dutton blames ‘politics’ as bid to deport six refugees fails’, ABC News, 16 May 2017.

John Masanauskas, ‘Save jobs, cut intake Fresh call to slash migrant numbers’Herald Sun, 9 May 2017.

Sally McPherson, ‘Chinese to build new $1bn City between Brisbane and the Gold Coast’iSeekPlant, 26 April 2017.

Tim Colebatch, ‘Yes, there is such a thing as too much immigration’, Inside Story, 20 April 2017.

Reuters, ‘Germany’s Schaeuble says if Muslim migrants don’t like Europe, go elsewhere’, 12 April 2017.

Bernard Salt, ‘Census 2016: we, the people, are such a fascinating bunch’, The Australian, 12 April 2017. This article reports some of the early-release data from the 2016 Australian census: ‘Victoria attracts immigrants from India, NSW appeals to the Chinese and Queensland, not Bondi, is the preferred destination of New Zealanders’.

Fergus Hunter, ‘Housing affordability: cut immigration and let first home buyers raid their superannuation, says Tony Abbott’Sydney Morning Herald, 11 April 2017.

Judith Sloan, ‘Cut immigration by half to improve housing affordability’The Australian, 8 April 2017.

Michael Pascoe, ‘Politicians eye off housing market as they consider immigration cut’,  The Canberra Times, 3 April 2017.

Leith van Onselen, Australia world’s worst money laundering property market’Macrobusiness, 30 March 2017.

Anthony Keane, ‘Australia’s population to hit 40 million with the next 40 years forecasts Bureau of Statistics’Herald Sun, 18 March 2017.

Vijeta Uniyal, ‘Merkel’s Migrant Deception’, Gatestone Institute, 15 March 2017.

David Lipson, ‘Counting the economic impacts of immigration’, Lateline, ABC TV, 10 March 2017. (And see HERE for a related interview, with Alex Hawke, Australia’s Assistant Immigration Minister, 9 March 2017.)

Chip Le Grand, ‘Super-cities set to house two in three people’The Australian, 1 March 2017.

Alan Kohler, ‘Time to step up, Ken Henry’The Australian, 28 February 2017.

Martin Ruhs and Carlos Vargas-Silva, ‘The Labour Market Effects of Immigration’, The Migration Observatory, 24 February 2017.

Tony Abbott, ‘Speech Notes for [launch of book] Making Australia Right, 23 February 2017. In his speech, the former Prime Minister recommended a policy change: ‘cut immigration, to make housing more affordable’. (Click the links for coverage of the speech in the Guardian (23 February) and The Australian (24 February); for book details, see below: December 2016.)

Ken Henry, ‘Australian business leaders must deliver a vision for the future’, speech at CEDA Canberra Economic and Political Overview event, 23 February 2017. Henry said: ‘Australia’s business leaders have to accept responsibility for ensuring that strong population growth, and the investment opportunities that go with it, lift economic and social opportunity for all, without damaging the quality of the environment we pass to future generations’. See also coverage of the speech in The Australian, 24 February 2017.

Michael Koziol, ‘Immigrants to blame for high house prices, businessman Dick Smith claims’Sydney Morning Herald, 21 February 2017.

Tom Elliott, ‘Now is the time to reduce immigration’The Mercury, 20 February 2017.

Rosie Lewis, ‘Cory Bernardi says immigration should be halved’The Australian, 12 February 2017.

Carrington Clarke, ‘RBA governor Philip Lowe hits out at protectionism, urges investment in infrastructure’, ABC News, 9 February 2017.

Natasha Bita, ‘Migrants: Unemployment rate among new Australians doubles’, Daily Telegraph, 1 February 2017.

Carrington Clarke, ‘High immigration masks Australian economic decline’, ABC News, 20 January 2017.

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James Allan, ed., Making Australia Right: Where to from here?, ConnorCourt, Redland Bay, Queensland, December 2016. This book includes contributions from: Judith Sloan, Brendan O’Neill, Gary Johns, Jim Molan, Roger Franklin, Rebecca Weisser, Graeme Haycroft, James Allan, Kerryn Pholi, Jeremy Sammut, Lorraine Finlay, Peter Kurti, Steven Kates and Alan Moran.

Chris Menahan, ‘Italy’s Minister of Interior: Surrender Your Homes to Migrants or Face Jail’, Information Liberation, 27 November 2016.

Matthew Carney, ‘China using cinema to boost soft power’, ABC 7.30, 23 November 2016.

Mark Coultan, ‘China “trade deals” used to launder drug lords’ billions’The Australian, 23 November 2016.

Andrew Greene, ‘Chinese spies in Australia on the rise, former diplomat Chen Yonglin says’, ABC News, 20 November 2016.

Judith Sloane, ‘Memo Scott Morrison: just bin that IMF drivel’The Australian, 16 November 2016.

Nick McKenzie, ‘Illegal migrant workers used by farms supplying Coles and Woolworths’, ABC 7.30, 15 November 2016. See also: Sabra Lane, ‘Labor wants to put “Australians first” in jobs’, ABC 7.30, 15 November 2016.

‘German ministry wants migrants returned to Africa: report’, Reuters, 6 November 2016.

Shiobhan McFadyen, ‘”We are losing control of the streets” -Merkel’s Germany descends into lawlessness‘, Express, 1 November 2016.

Mark Coultan, ‘Business needs to work on its image, says David Gonski’,  The Australian, 1 November 2016, page 7.

Jennifer Oriel, ‘Open borders inevitably stoke xenophobia’The Australian, 31 October 2016, page 12. See also feedback in Letters, 1 November 2016, page 13.

Judith Sloan, ‘Housing affordability: price fall neither likely nor desirableThe Australian, 29 October 2016.

John Masanauskas, ‘Population expert says high immigration is making affordable housing “an impossible dream”‘, Herald Sun, 28 October 2016.

Josh Gordon, ‘The inconvenient truth behind Melbourne’s population boom’, The Age, 25 October 2016. (Also available via the Sydney Morning Herald.)

Judith Sloan, ‘Time to fix visa laws, cut Australia’s permanent migrant intake’The Australian, 22 October 2016.

Reid Butler, ‘Refugees and Retirees’, A Current Affair, Channel 9 TV, 7 October 2016. (‘Angry families taking to the streets to stop refugees moving into their loved ones’ retirement village…’)

Alison Piotrowski, ‘Chinese Spending Spree’A Current Affair, Channel 9 TV, 6 October 2016.

Tom Elliott, ‘Stop immigration to end Melbourne’s crush’Herald Sun, 6 October 2016.

Danuta Kozaki, ‘”Tsunami” of young girls forced to marry overseas, NSW Government warns’, ABC News, 20 September 2016.

Dylan Welch, ‘Ernest Wong: Labor’s go-to man for access to Chinese community’7.30, ABC TV, 19 September 2016.

Bill Code, ‘Sydney population growth: City split on plans to build a “denser” city’, ABC News, 13 September 2016.

Lambent Productions, ‘Last Whites of the East End’, screened on ABC TV (Foreign Correspondent), 30 August 2016. ABC blurb advises ‘It was controversial when it aired in the UK. But it does shed light on how immigration is reshaping some local communities – and influencing a nation that has just voted itself out of Europe.’

John Masanauskas, ‘Melbourne migrant unease: safety fears in the suburbs’, Herald Sun, 28 August 2016. (To learn more, click here to access the ‘Australians Today’ survey – the primary research that is reported in this article.)

Rowan Callick, ‘Australia’s Chinese community: inscrutable ties to another China’The Australian, 27 August 2016, page 22.

Chris Kenny, ‘Bad news for democracy when frank discussion is shut down’The Australian, 27 August 2016, page 24.

Mark Kenny, ‘Chinese firms told Ausgrid failure could be ‘golden’ moment’, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 August 2016.

Jennifer Oriel, ‘Dumped files show influence of George Soros on Western politics’The Australian, 22 August 2016. (“The files show Soros has established a transnational network that pressures governments to adopt high immigration targets and porous border policies that could pose a challenge to legitimate state sovereignty.”)
See also this article about the same files, from the USA organisation Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Caroline Overington, ‘Muslim migration to Australia: the big slowdown’The Australian, 29 July 2016, page 13. (“ABS data points to an unintended consequence of our focus on skilled entrants.”)

Turi Condon & Caroline Overington, ‘Frank Lowy urges Canberra to control immigration’The Australian, 29 July 2016, pages 1-2.

Tom Elliott, ‘Arbitrary job quotas aren’t the way to do business’Herald Sun, 28 July 2016.

Rick Morton, ‘“Failure to fit in” feeding African-linked crime surge’, The Australian, 26 July 2016, page 6.

Josh Manuatu, ‘Kruger is right – Muslim immigration should be carefully considered’, The Spectator Australia, 23 July 2016.

Fiona Hudson & Wes Hosking, ‘Refugee parents send children away from Melbourne’s teen crime scourge’Herald Sun, 19 July 2016.

John Masanauskas, ‘Changing times‘, Herald Sun, 15 July 2016.

Rick Morton, ‘Middle East, Asian-born mums give nation big baby bump’The Australian, 14 July 2016. [The graphs that were part of the print version of the article are not reproduced in the online version, so please click HERE for a scan of the article, including the graphs.]

Jeffrey D. Sachs, ‘Brexit is a symptom of globalization’s deeper ills’, Boston Globe27 June 2016.

Nick McKenzie & Leigh Sales, ‘Visa Fix’, 7.30, ABC TV, 27 June 2016.

Nick McKenzie & Richard Baker, ‘Corruption and crime syndicates threaten Australia’s border security’, The Age, 27 June 2016.

Joseph Petyanszki, ‘Immigration fraud: The true menace to our borders’The Age, 27 June 2016.

Andrew Bolt, ‘Britain’s vote to leave European Union is a lead we might follow over elites in federal election’, Herald Sun, 27 June 2016.
[Here is a PDF of the same article, as published on page 13 of The Advertiser, 27 June 2016, under the title ‘A warning for political elites’.]

Katharine Betts, ‘Exceptional rates of population growth are causing stress on many fronts’, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 June 2016.

Adele Ferguson and Sarah Danckert, ‘ChAFTA has opened door to unqualified workers’Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 2016.

Mark Wegierski, ‘Report from Canada – Putting Justin Trudeau’s Triumph in Context’, The Social Contract, Volume 26, Number 3, pages 62-64, Spring 2016.
[The final sections of this article analyse the bipartisan manipulative tactics that discourage open debate about immigration across the Anglosphere.]

Save Our Suburbs Adelaide Inc, Newsletter, June 2016.

William Bourke, ‘Refugees aren’t the only immigration issue’Sydney Morning Herald26 May 2016.

Janet Albrechtsen, ‘Dutton speaks an inconvenient truth’The Australian, 25 May 2016, p. 12.

‘Halal Developments’A Current Affair, Channel 9, 23 May 2016. [This item focusses on self-segregated real-estate developments targeting faith-based (Muslim) and ethnic-based (Indian) purchasers.]

Jennifer Oriel, ‘The Left vilified Dutton but he spoke the truth’The Australian, 23 May 2016, p. 12.

Francis Keany and Stephanie Anderson, ‘Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull backs “outstanding” Peter Dutton after refugee comments’, ABC News, 18 May 2016.

John Masanauskas, ‘Australians don’t want high migrant intake, poll reveals’Herald Sun, 17 May 2016 (online); also published in print, 16 May 2016, p. 8, under the title ‘That’s enough: no more migrants’. Also, see here for SBS TV’s news of the ‘Essential Research’ survey that it commissioned.

Damian McIver, ‘Seafarers “devastated” by influx of foreign workers in maritime industry’, ABC News, 15 May 2016.

Farrah Tomazin, ‘Population growth has become Victoria’s biggest political issue’The Age, 7 May 2016.

James Slack & Daniel Martin, ‘Ministers ‘trying to bury’ bombshell migration report: Boris Johnson blasts ‘dishonest’ politicians who have ‘misled’ the public over true number of EU immigrants that have come to Britain’Daily Mail, 12 May 2016.

Ian Drury, ‘We’re heading for an immigration disaster, warns former race tsar: Trevor Phillips says Britain risks wave of unrest unless concerns are addressed’, Daily Mail, 10 May 2016.

Michael Short, ‘Should we protect the Melbourne’s livability by limiting population growth?’, The Age, 26 April 2016.

Paul Williams, ‘Queensland, like Australia, needs a population plan’The Courier Mail, 20 April 2016.

Josh Gordon, ‘Governments cannot keep using population growth to inflate economic figures’The Age, 14 April 2016.

John Masanauskas, ‘Growth push to cram the trams’Herald Sun, 14 April 2016.

Lisa Denny and Brendan Churchill, ‘Young people missing out on jobs to older workers and migrants: study’, The Conversation, 12 April 2016.

Raheem Kassam, ‘UK Equalities Chief Who Popularised The Term “Islamophobia” Admits: ‘I Thought Muslims Would Blend into Britain… I Should Have Known Better’Breitbart, 10 April 2016.

Ananya Roy, ‘France: Exodus of 10,000 millionaires amid rising Muslim tensions’, International Business Times, 31 March 2016.
and this companion piece:
David Sim, ‘Millionaires’ 8 favourite places: Australia is top destination for the super-wealthy’, International Business Times, 31 March 2016.

Inga Ting, ‘Overseas-born Australians reach highest level since 1895’Sydney Morning Herald, 31 March 2016.

John Stewart, ‘Are we headed for a two tiered education system where disadvantaged students and schools get left behind?’, ABC TV, 22 March 2016. [Another facet of ‘white flight’?]

‘Liz Hayes recounts 60 Minutes violent encounter in Sweden’, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 March 2016. [Watch the 60 Minutes episode here.]

Sean Parnell, ‘Foreigners rack up millions in sick bills’The Australian, 18 March 2016.

Annika Smethurst and Ellen Whinnett, Immigration minister Peter Dutton could revoke visas of Moomba brawlers’Herald Sun, 18 March 2016.

Steve Price and Sam Newman, Podcast of discussion about recent Melbourne ethnic gang riots, 3AW, 14 March 2016.

Steve Price and Andrew Bolt, Podcast of discussion about recent Melbourne ethnic gang riots, 3AW, 14 March 2016.

Roger Franklin, ‘Politically Correct Policing’, Quadrant, 14 March 2016.

Andy Park, ‘Sydney firm selling Queensland test and answers for security guard licences’7.30, ABC TV, 9 March 2016.

Paul Weston, Presentation to the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference on 3 March 2016. [See also the Conference website here.]

Vdare website, ‘On Trump’ post, March 2016. [‘All it takes to turn the immigration issue around is one speech.’]

Peter Coy, ‘Americans Really Don’t Like Immigration, New Survey Finds’, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 8 March 2016.

Mark Steyn, interviewed by Tom Elliott on Melbourne radio 3AW, 19 February 2016. The interview starts with discussion of Australia’s racial discrimination legislation, but at 4 minutes 52 seconds, the discussion turns to immigration.

James Robertson, ‘Bob Carr calls for Australian immigration to be cut by one half’The Age, 17 February 2016.

Brendan Trembath, ‘Bob Carr calls for Australia to take in fewer immigrants; says current rates based on flawed economics’, ABC News, 16 February 2016.

Jennifer Oriel, ‘Open borders crack the EU melting pot’The Australian, 13 January 2016, p. 10.

Editorial, ‘New threat to the open society’The Australian, 8 January 2016, p. 11.

John Hirst, ‘Europe is missing the boat on sensible immigration policy’The Australian, 8 January 2016, p. 10.

Rob Burgess, ‘How high immigration turned from blessing to curse’The New Daily, 3 January 2016

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Katharine Betts, Voters’ attitudes to population growth in Australia: Results of a survey conducted for Sustainable Population Australia, 6-12 November 2015, Sustainable Population Australia, 31 December 2015.
Media coverage of this report includes: ‘Most Australians are clueless about immigration and population: survey’ by Crispin Hull, Canberra Times, 25 December 2015.

Czech leader calls migrant wave in Europe an ‘organised invasion’The Australian, 28 December 2015, p. 6.

‘African Rioting Tears through Melbourne’The New Observer, 27 December 2015.

John Masanauskas, ‘Population growth means more housing in established Melbourne suburbs, says State Government’Herald Sun, 22 December 2015 (online); also published in print, 23 December 2015, p. 15, under the title ‘Suburbs to feel growth pains’. Note that the ‘Essential Research’ survey referred to in this article is reported in the publication by Katharine Betts / Sustainable Population Australia on 31 December (see above).

The Hon. Kevin Andrews (former Australian Immigration Minister), ‘The National Interest: The Camp of the Saints’, Australian Polity, vol. 5, issue 4, [December 2015], pp. 5-6.

Rita Panahi, ‘Immigrants to sit “cultural respect” test to earn Australian citizenship under proposal’, Herald Sun, 9 December 2015.

Bob Katter MP, ‘Katter calls for cut to mass migration – visas to be in line with job creation’, media release, 4 December 2015.

Henry Belot, ‘Congestion costs on Canberra roads to reach $400 million by 2030’Canberra Times, 10 November 2015.

Ross Gittins, ‘Economic growth doesn’t need to cost the world’Canberra Times, 9 November 2015.

Merv Bendle, ‘The High Cost of the Religion of Peace’, Quadrant, 7 November 2015.

Swedish politician says country ‘facing collapse’ due to mass influx of refugees’, RT News, 30 October 2015.

Andrew Bolt, ‘Are foreign students dragging down the locals?’, Herald Sun, 19 October 2015. The article was also published (click here) in the Adelaide Advertiser on the same date.

Frank Salter, ‘Australian Conservatism after Abbott: The Need for Social Movements’, a contribution to the 2015 Symposium of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum, 17 October 2015.

Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini, and Heinz-Christian Strache, ‘People are marching with a new step to rescue democracy from EU elites’, The Weekend Australian, 17-18 October 2015, p. 11. This article was also published as ‘Restoring Europe’s Borders and Sovereign Nations’Wall Street Journal, 15 October 2015. [Online access to both versions is only available to online subscribers.]

Linton Besser and Clay Hichens, ‘The Great Wall of Money’, Four Corners, ABC TV, 12 October 2015.

Australian Institute for Progress,  Australian Attitudes to ImmigrationSeptember 2015.

‘Japan not taking in refugees; says it must look after its citizens first’, Fox News, 30 September 2015.

‘Half of Americans Say Immigration to U.S. Should Be Decreased’, in Chapter 4: U.S. Public Has Mixed Views of Immigrants and Immigration of Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065, Pew Research Center, 28 September 2015. (Click here for a PDF of the full report.)

Michael Janda, ‘Slowing population growth presents economic, housing market challenge‘, News, ABC TV, 24 September 2015.

Dylan Welch, ‘Keeping Council’7.30, ABC TV, 23 September 2015.
(ABC synopsis: The spectacular wedding of a local Sydney deputy mayor started a furore that has led to calls for councillors to be stripped of the right to decide on lucrative development proposals. Our REDUCE IMMIGRATION interpretation: The behaviour of immigrants and their descendants who fail to adopt Australian values and standards reveals the adverse consequences of multiculturalism and out-of-control immigration programs.)

Steven A. Camarota, ‘Welfare Use by Legal and Illegal Immigrant Households’, Center for Immigration Studies, September 2015.

‘Australia: Police told to cover up Muslim identity behind 14 x brutal gang rape of young mother’, The Muslim Issue, 15 August 2015.

Alberto Nardelli, ‘Immigration viewed negatively by half of developed world’s population’, The Guardian, 7 August 2015.

Leith van Onselen, ‘Cut immigration to reduce unemployment’, Macro Business, 21 July 2015.

Nick Squires, ‘Violent clashes break out in Rome as Italian opposition to migrants increases’The Telegraph, 17 July 2015.

Chidanand Rajghatta, ‘India: Version 1.27 billion‘, The Times of India, 16 July 2015.

AAP, ‘CFMEU condemned for Canberra calls against China free trade’The Australian, 15 July 2015.

Leith van Onselen, ‘NZ war erupts over Chinese property buying’MacroBusiness, 14 July 2015.

Julie Gordon, ‘Soaring Vancouver home prices spur anger toward foreign buyers’, Yahoo News, 9 July 2015.

Ross Gittins, ‘How population growth can make us worse off’Sydney Morning Herald, 6 July 2015.

‘There’s a price to pay’Herald Sun, Editorial, 1 July 2015.

Mark Dunn, ‘Wealthy buying visas: Chinese migrants pay billions to settle here’Herald Sun, 1 July 2015, page 9.

Satoshi Kanazawa & Norman P. Li, ‘Happiness in modern society: Why intelligence and ethnic composition matter’Journal of Research in Personality, 30 June 2015, pages 111-120.

Andrew White, ‘”Ridiculous” immigration fires housing spike: Bob Carr’The Australian, 12 June 2015.

Paul Bradley, ‘When China Came to Town: Multiculturalism’s Silent Journey to Monoculturalism’, Council of European Canadians, 4 June 2015.

Philip Cafaro and others, Video and transcript of panel discussion at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., 21 May 2015, organised by the Center for Immigration Studies, on Cafaro’s book, How Many Is Too Many? The Progressive Argument for Reducing Immigration into the United States (2015). (For details of the book, click here.)

Karlis Salina, ‘Chinese buy $8b in houses’Herald Sun, 8 May 2015.

John Garnaut, ‘Five million visas into Australia this year likely to set new records’The Age, 22 April 2015.

Luke Malpass, ‘Sydney house prices driven by Chinese “bolthole” buyers’, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 April 2015.

Andrew Bolt, ‘I blame our politicians for endangering Australians’ lives’Herald Sun, 19 April 2015.

John Masanauskas, ‘Former immigration minister Philip Ruddock says declining job market should see cut to migrant intake’Herald Sun, 15 April 2015.

Clay Lucas, ‘Australian cities boom as Melbourne closes in on Sydney’, The Age, 31 March 2015.

Karen Percy, ‘Australia’s population rising fast, but lag in public spending prompts debate over infrastructure demand’, ABC News, 26 March 2015.

Karen Percy, ‘Australia’s population heads for 24 million prompting immigration and infrastructure debate’, 7.30, ABC TV, 25 March 2015.

James Slack, ‘Government minister says there is a “need to reduce immigration”‘Daily Mail, 17 March 2015.

Lucy Adams, ‘”No difference” in immigration attitudes, politicians claim’, BBC News – Scotland, 10 March 2015.

Joanna Mather, ‘Immigration a “lazy way to grow”‘,  Australian Financial Review, 7-8 March 2015, p. 4.

Lisa Murray, ‘Chinese property buyers spend big on their children, no matter how young’, Australian Financial Review, 7-8 March 2015, p. 5.

Ross Gittins, ‘Does more people mean more money for all?’Sydney Morning Herald, 3 March 2015.

Peter Wilkinson, ‘The Australian Conservation Foundation Council votes to implicitly support ‘Big Australia’The Independent Australian, 29 January 2015.

Ben McClellan,  ‘Iranian on bridging visa Amir Mohebbifar sentenced to six years jail for aggravated sex assault of 19-year-old on Anzac Bridge’The Daily Telegraph, 22 January 2015.

Kylar Loussikian, ‘Surge in fake foreign students’The Australian, 21 January 2015. Click here for a PDF of the article.

Denis McCormack, Asianizing Australia – An Elite’s Long-Term Project, 21 January 2015.

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Daniel Pipes, ‘Sweden to Opt for Suicide by Immigration?’, National Review, 30 December 2014.

Soeren Kern, The Islamization of Britain in 2014, Gatestone Institute, 30 December 2014.

Neelima Choahan, ‘Ghetto warning: Call to change foreign investor property rules’Herald Sun, 30 December 2014.

Peter Cai and Rick Wallace, ‘Fears corrupt Chinese set to rush investor visa’The Australian, 29 December 2014, page 3.

Sarah Whyte, ‘More than 62,000 people living illegally in Australia’Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 2014.

Natasha Bita, ‘Sydney siege shows how the screen door of citizenship has been left open to criminal elements‘, The Australian, 20 December 2014.

Roger Franklin, ‘One “Irritation” Too Many’ , Quadrant Online, 16 December 2014.

ABC News, ‘Cultural diversity survey: Victorians support ethnic diversity, but 40pc believe some groups “do not fit in”‘, 8 December 2014.

Sarah Whyte, ‘Indian citizens head immigration queue for Australia’The Age, 6 December 2014. (The online edition doesn’t preserve the graphic that appeared in the print edition, so we have scanned the graphic for readers’ information: ‘On the Move: Migration to Australia, 2012-13’.)

A Current Affair, ‘Raids on illegal and exploited immigrants’, Channel 9, 24 November 2014.

Tanveer Ahmed, ‘Rising ethnic lobby blocs could weigh on foreign, trade policies’The Weekend Australian, 22-23 November 2014, page 22.

‘Norway: Crime Drops as Police Deport Record Number of Nonwhite Invaders’, The New Observer, 13 November 2014. (Click here to access a related article in the Norwegian media.)

Aleks Devic, ‘We’re on road to nowhere’Herald Sun, 18 October 2014, page 2.

John Masanauskas, ‘Migrant dole queues: Thousands of foreign partners unemployed’ Herald Sun, 18 October 2014, page 19.

Tom Elliott, ‘Should we give the states the power to refuse immigrants?’ 3AW drive blog, 9 October 2014.

John Masanauskas, ‘Melbourne faces “future shock” with booming population’Herald Sun, 9 October 2014. (Click here for a PDF scan of the article as it appears on page 2 of the printed newspaper.)

Ynja Bjornsson, ‘Australia sells fast track visas to lure foreign investors’The Business, ABC TV, 6 October 2014.

Michael McCarthy, ‘Population growth is as potentially catastrophic as climate change. So why aren’t we talking about it?’The Independent (UK), 29 September 2014.

Greg Sheridan, ‘Constitutional change will divide not unite the nation’, The Australian, September 20, 2014.

Andrew Rule, ‘There’s a price to pay for a lack of vigilance’, Sunday Herald Sun, 14 September 2014.

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker, ‘Visa fraud suspects fled after wiring $1m overseas’The Age, 8 August 2014.

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker, ‘Call for migration rort crackdown as data reveals foreign workers snare net job growth’Sydney Morning Herald, 7 August 2014.

Bob Birrell, ‘Lax immigration policy hurting Australian job seekers’The Age, 7 August 2014.

Greg Clydesdale, ‘Reduce immigration to increase wealth’, National Business Review: Weekend Review (New Zealand), 2 August 2014.

Robert Rowthorn, Large-scale Immigration: Its economic and demographic consequences for the UK, Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society, London, August 2014. (See also the UK Daily Mail’s coverage of this report and related issues on 1 August 2014, and The Independent’s coverage on the same date.)

Natasha Bita, ‘Two-thirds majority back current or higher immigration intake’, The Australian, 16 July 2014, page 2.

Sarah Whyte, ‘Cash payments increased to help asylum seekers return home’Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2014.

Craig Butt and Allison Worrall, ‘Melbourne language study reveals a cacophony of diversity’The Age, 11 July 2014 (online) and 12 July (print).

Dan Harrison, ‘”Bamboo ceiling” blocking Asian Australians, says commissioner’The Age, 11 July 2014.

Emma-Jayne Shenk, ‘Bendigo mosque fight to go to VCAT‘, The Age, 11 July 2014.

John Masanauskas, ‘Number of unemployed Muslims more than twice national average’Herald Sun, 10 July 2014.

‘Australian real estate center in Chinese money laundering racket’Who crashed the economy blog, 10 July 2014.

Andrew Bolt interview with Dr Bob Birrell on immigration as an unofficial form of colonisation, the Bolt Report, TV Channel 10, 6 July 2014.

Rosie Lewis, ‘Asia drives continental drift’, The Australian, 27 June 2014.

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, ‘New report reveals the people of Australia’, media release, 26 June 2014. Click here for the full report.

Andrew Bolt interview with the Hon. Scott Morrison, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, on the need to screen immigrants for cultural compatability, The Bolt Report, TV Channel 10, 22 June 2014.

Sarah Whyte, ‘Abbott offers asylum seekers $10k to go home’Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 2014.

John Masanauskas, ‘Victoria asks for federal help to cope with demands of refugees and asylum seekers’Herald Sun, 19 June 2014.

Tom Elliott interview with Kelvin Thomson, Radio 3AW, 16 June 2014, discussing Victoria First’s meeting on 14 June and critiquing Big Australia.

Tom Elliott, ‘Home horror is a people problem’Herald Sun, 14 June 2014.

John Bennett, ‘Where is America’s Sense of Self-Preservation?‘, American Thinker, 9 June 2014.

Brian Sullivan, Thoughts on the Bamboo Ceiling, ‘The Business’, ABC TV, 5 June 2014.

Brian Graff, ‘Maybe we need to reduce immigration’, The Star, Toronto, 30 May 2014.

Allison Pearson, ‘Are we all racist now?’, The Telegraph, UK, 28 May 2014.

John Bingham, ‘Mass immigration not the secret to economic growth, says OECD’, The Telegraph, 20 May 2014.

Shane Green and Beau Donelly, ‘Melbourne’s mega-city needs new boundary, plan says’The Age, 20 May 2014.

Center for Immigration Studies, A Broken Asylum System: Panel Discussion, May 2014.

Jenny Goldie, Letter to the EditorThe Australian, 8 May 2014, p. 11.

Alan Kohler, ‘Contest tearing the budget apart’, The Australian, 6 May 2014, p. 30.

John Masanauskas, ‘Australia a nation of golden oldies‘, Herald Sun, 28 April 2014, p. 10.

Katharine Betts, ‘The ageing of the Australian population: triumph or disaster?’ A report prepared for the Monash Centre for Population and Urban Research, Monash University, 28 April 2014 (corrected 1 May 2014).

William Bourke, ‘Ageing is no ticking time-bomb’, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 April 2014.

‘Let’s save some California for tomorrow‘, TV commercial produced by Californians for Population Stabilization for Earth Day, 22 April 2014. See also the related CAPS media release: Earth Day TV ad links California’s declining environment to immigration-driven population growth.

Roy Beck, ‘Earth Day 2014: Massive destruction of U.S. open space from immigration policies continues’, 21 April 2014.

Natasha Bita, ‘Immigration linked to drinking dry spell’, The Australian, 5 April 2014.

John Masanauskas, ‘Fast-growing Melbourne heading towards becoming Australia’s largest city‘, Herald Sun, 3 April 2014. (Note the many online comments on this article, expressing concern at the city’s rampant population growth.)

Matt Wade, ‘Call for Asian nannies to reduce childcare costs’, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March 2014.

John Masanauskas, ‘Melbourne’s salad days are over, says Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’, Leader Community Newspapers – South East, 19 March 2014.

Joe Bish, ‘Going Growth Bonkers in The Land Down Under’, Daily Email, Population Media Center, 12 March 2014.

John Masanauskas, ‘Immigration Department data shows number of work visas in Australia continue to climb’Herald Sun, 3 February 2014. (Also published in various locations online under heading ‘Visitors flock to work on our shores’.)

John Masanauskas, ‘Expert warns public transport can’t keep up with population demands’Herald Sun, 31 January 2014.

Gary Johns, ‘Migration control an important tool of national social policy’The Australian, 28 January 2014, page 10.

Jason Dowling, ‘Melbourne’s growth study not going to plan’, The Age, 26 January 2014.

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Nick Parr, ‘Why our ‘Big Australia’ is getting bigger’, The Conversation, 29 November 2013

Channel 4 News, ‘”Go home” immigration vans “too blunt”, says May’, 22 October 2013.

John Masanauskas, ‘Boom times warning’, Herald Sun, 31 August 2013, page 15. The online article relating to this item was published the previous evening as ‘Don’t blame migrants on suburban boom, warns Planning Minister Matthew Guy’.

Tim Colebatch, ‘Melbourne bursting at the seams as population booms’The Age, 31 August 2013, page 3.

Patricia Karvelas, ‘Locals lose to migrants in the battle for jobs’The Australian, 28 August 2013. (The full text of her article is here, and the academic report to which her article refers is available here.)

John Masanauskas, ‘State government minister says Victoria should embrace growth’Herald Sun, 6 August 2013.

Tim Soutphommasane, ‘Mongrel Nation: A Big Australia’, ABC Radio National, 4 August 2013. The web-page carries a transcript of the program and also a number of comments that add information and opinion on this issue.

John Masanauskas, ‘Mini baby boom and mass immigration behind population rise’Herald Sun, 20 June 2013.

Jock Collins, ‘The changing face of Australian migration‘, The Conversation, 8 June 2013.

‘The truth about Pierre Trudeau and immigration’, Maclean’s, 5 June 2013. A short review of The Truth about Trudeau (2013) by Bob Plamondon, and an excerpt from the book. ‘Trudeau took office when immigration levels were high. He made his mark by reducing the number of immigrants and dramatically changing the composition of the immigrant pool, moving it away from developed to less-developed nations.’

Tim Priest, ‘The joke’s on us in immigration’s Fawlty Towers’The Australian, 28 February 2013 – or if the online link doesn’t give you access, click HERE for a PDF version.

‘Massive thumbs down for Big Australia’, News.com.au, 23 January 2013.

‘Close borders, say half of Australians’Sydney Morning Herald, 22 May 2012.

Mike Steketee, ‘The ghost of Thomas Malthus hovers over unsustainable global population increases’The Australian, 2 July 2011.

Jason Dowling, ‘State Liberal breaks ranks on population expansion’The Age, 19 August 2010.

Denis McCormack, ‘The real issue is the changing face of our society’ by Tony Abbott: Australian Election Direction 2010: write REDUCE IMMIGRATION atop ballot papers’, 2 June 2010.  [This draft essay was submitted to The Social Contract but was unpublished at that time due to the Gillard coup against Rudd on 23 June 2010.]

Stephen Lunn, ‘Population policy a failure at all levels, says survey’The Australian, 11 May 2010.

Farah Farouque, ‘Majority oppose population growth: survey’The Age, 14 April 2010.

Charles Berger, ‘If Norway can prosper with a stable population, why can’t Australia?’ Australian Conservation Foundation, 22 February 2010.

Ellen Whinnett and Carly Hennessy, ‘Poll shows Aussies want immigration capped’, Sunday Mail (South Australia), 24 January 2010.

Misha Schubert, ‘Andrews call for debate on slashing immigration’, The Age, 11 December 2009.

‘Is Europe still European?’, Marisa’s blog, quoted by ‘J.S.’ on [We]can do better website, 6 January 2009. Note the comments, especially the final one (9 January 2009).

Christian Dustmann, Albrecht Glitz and Tommaso Frattini, ‘The labour market impact of immigration’Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 24, Number 3, 2008, pages 477–494.

Ben Farmer, ‘Reduce net immigration to zero, say MPs’The Telegraph, 8 September 2008.

Glenn Mitchell, ‘Top cop Christine Nixon in peace bid on Africans’Herald Sun, 4 February 2008.

Michael Pelly, ‘Chinese IT boss backs two parties’ The Weekend Australian, 2-3 February 2008.

Neil Mitchell, ‘‘What’s wrong with our town?’ Herald Sun, 24 January 2008.

John Masanauskas, ‘Cities hit by migrant rush’Herald Sun, 9 October 2007.

Alan Wood, ‘Multiculturalism becomes poison for social capital’The Australian, 26 September 2007.

Richard Kerbaj, ‘Pressure to assimilate won’t work, leader warns’The Australian, 5 March 2007.

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Peter Wilson, ‘Ethnic diversity “breeds mistrust”‘, The Australian, 10 October 2006.

Productivity Commission, Long term economic land environmental effects of immigration, Australian Government, 17 May 2006.

Denis McCormack, ‘An Epistle to Traditional Australia… (1) Please Hold…’The Social Contract, Volume 16, Number 3, Spring 2006.

Denis McCormack, ‘Quality of Life — It Is Never Linked to Immigration’The Social Contract, Volume 15, Number 2, Winter 2004-2005. (Note that this PDF version presents the tabulated data in a more accessible format than the hyperlinked HTML version .)

‘Self-centred, selfish economic migrants’, Malaysiakini, 2 August 2004.

Colin Teese, ‘No immigration policy without an industry policy’News Weekly, 29 November 2003.

Denis McCormack, ‘How Long Is a Public Purse String? Immigrants and Health Care Costs in Australia’The Social Contract, Volume 14, Number 1, Fall 2003.

Denis McCormack, ‘Plus ca change…- Deja-viewing Australia’s “Future Dilemmas”‘The Social Contract, Volume 13, Number 4, Summer 2003.

Howard Sutherland, ‘The Nation of Immigrants Myth’, The American Conservative, 18 November 2002.

Albert A. Bartlett, ‘Arithmetic, Population, and Energy’, video of a lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder, published 2002.

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Bob Birrell and Katherine Betts, ‘Australians’ Attitudes to Migration’, IPA Review, December 2001, pp. 3-5.

Australian Bureau of Statistics, ‘Australia’s Asian-born population reached one million in 1999, almost four times that of twenty years ago’, 6 June 2001.

Denis McCormack, ‘Australia’s November 2001 Election — Howard’s Boat Came In’The Social Contract, Volume 12, Number 2, Winter 2001-2002.

Stanley Renshon, ‘Dual Citizens in America: An Issue of Vast Proportions and Broad Significance’, Center for Immigration Studies, July 2000.

Denis McCormack, ‘Iceland to India — a Traveler’s Trek from Homogeneity to Diversity’The Social Contract, Volume 10, Number 4, Summer 2000.

Denis McCormack, ‘In the Interest of Clarity’The Social Contract, Volume 8, Number 2, Winter 1997-1998.

Max Teichmann,  ‘Immigration: Appearance and Reality’, The Melburnian, Feb/Mar 1997, pp. 24-25.

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Chandran Kukathas, ‘Immigration and Social Cohesion’, a presentation to the Centre for Independent Studies, circa 1998.

Denis McCormack, ‘Being There — The (Australian) Prime Minister and Pauline’The Social Contract, Volume 7, Number 2, Winter 1996-1997.

Denis McCormack, ‘Book Review of “Sons of the Yellow Emperor” by Lynn Pan’The Social Contract, Volume 7, Number 2, Winter 1996-1997.

Janaki Bahadur Krimmer & Ramananda Sengupta, ‘One-way Ticket To The Outback’Outlook India, 2 October 1996.

Denis McCormack, The Grand Plan – Asianisation of Australia – Race, Place and Power, with an introduction, ‘Asianisation – the dreams of the elite’, by Graeme Campbell MHR. The Australian League of Rights, Melbourne, 1996.
(This paper was republished, with updates, as Asianizing Australia – An Elite’s Long-Term Project, 21 January 2015.)

Denis McCormack, ‘Warnings of Weakness and White Western Suicide’The Social Contract, Volume 5, Number 2, Winter 1994-1995.

Judith Sloan, ‘Taking immigration into account’, Australian Financial Review, 21 April 1994.

Denis McCormack, ‘Om Mane Padme Hum – Tibet and the Final Solution’The Social Contract, Volume 3, Number 4, Summer 1993.

Denis McCormack, ‘A Poll on Immigration’Herald Sun, 3 March 1993.

Denis McCormack, ‘Desirable Composition of Any Migrant Intake’, pp. 409-430 in the proceedings of the Second National Immigration Outlook Conference, Bureau of Immigration Research, 11-13 November 1992.

Denis McCormack, ‘Immigration and Australia – Two Views’The Social Contract, Volume 3, Number 2, Winter 1992-1993.

Denis McCormack, ‘Australian Immigration Program Cut in Half’The Social Contract, Volume 2, Number 4, Summer 1992.

Christabel Young, ‘Let’s have some demography in Australia’s population policy’, pp. 99-117 in Joseph Wayne Smith (ed), 1991, Immigration, Population and Sustainable Environments: The Limits to Australia’s Growth, The Flinders Press, The Flinders University of South Australia.

Denis McCormack, ‘Irresolution invites a tide of refugees’The Age, 6 September 1991.

David Francis, ‘Accounting for migration’BIR Bulletin, Number 4, July 1991, pp. 8-9.

Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population, media release: ‘Menzies voters should consider population and immigration issues’, 7 May 1991.

Denis McCormack, ‘National / international ramifications of current immigration policy and the relationship to environment / population issues in Australia’, Ecopolitics V Conference, University of New South Wales, 6 April 1991.

John Masanauskas, ‘What to do with the world’s refugees’, The Age, 14 June 1990.

Tony Abbott, ‘The real issue is the changing face of our society’The Australian, 31 May 1990, page 8.

Vivian Schenker (host), ‘Long term economic land environmental effects of immigration’Tonight, SBS TV, 28 May 1990.

Denis McCormack, ‘Inform public to enable true debate to occur’Canberra Times, 12 February 1990.

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Letter from Fr Paul Collins (then of the Australian Broadcasting Commission) regarding population ethics, to Denis McCormack, 1990.

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