Australian Politics – Prime Minister Morrison Kind Of Offers To Cut Immigration Like He Said We Shouldn’t

Posted on Tue 11/20/2018 by


Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison.

By Andrew Bolt ~

It’s not even a firm promise from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison:

I also know Australians in our biggest cities are concerned about population.

They are saying: enough, enough, enough.

The roads are clogged, the buses and trains are full. The schools are taking no more enrolments. I hear what you are saying. I hear you loud and clear…

My approach will be to move away from top-down discussions about population to set our migration intake caps. I anticipate that this will lead to a reduction in our current migration settings.

This is to be expected since our current permanent intake is almost 30,000 a year below our current cap. So we will look to make an adjustment as we go forward in to next year and this should not be surprising.

Er, is that a promise, a half promise, an each-way bet?

For goodness’ sake.

Worse, Morrison nine months ago mocked Tony Abbott for also proposing a (bigger) cut to permanent immigration:

“Where the increase in population growth has come from is the more temporary migration,” [Morrrison] added, citing a rebound in international students and people on extended holidays in Australia.

“If you cut the level of permanent immigration to Australia by 80,000, that would cost the budget, that would hit the bottom line, the deficit, by $4bn to $5bn over the next four years.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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