A guest post by William Bourke. He is a businessman and the national convenor of the Stable Population Party of Australia. It is the first party to focus on population and was registered by the Australian Electoral Commission on 23 September 2010. www.populationparty.org.au. Author’s website:Stable Population Party
We are often told that we need population growth for the economy. We are also told that the small business sector is the engine room of Australian business.
But like many small business owners, I find that Australia’s high population growth hurts my business by increasing my costs.
It is not just working families and first home buyers who are suffering in our cities from unaffordable house prices and rents. The small business sector is also a victim of the rising rents that flow from a growing population’s ever-increasing demand for land.
High population growth also places enormous pressure on other…
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