Global Rank. The Australian population will be substantially different from today, and presumably better able to take ethnic diversity in its stride and, indeed, value it positively. The level of opposition may have been increasing in recent times, but the evidence is not conclusive Betts, b.
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Retrieved 28 December This paper addresses the issue of whether Australia should have a population policy and, if so, what the aims and components of such a policy should be, and how the policy would be formulated and administered. All three ratios are commonly multiplied by Retrieved 27 July
Clearly, a wide range of policies might contribute to achieving these goals. Since the end of World War II, efforts have been made both by the government and by the public to be more responsive to Aboriginal rights and needs.
The National Population Inquiry was not asked to establish an 'optimum' population for Australia, nor indeed to recommend specific population policy.
The resource needs and environmental impact of alternative future population trends need to be carefully studied. During the Whitlam years, an advisory group was set up on matters of urbanisation and decentralisation. Strains on social cohesion are not easy to measure.
And those who set great store by continuing diversification of the Australian population tend to favour a continuing immigration policy to ensure a continuing 'leavening' of the population. There is a range of issues revolving around the settlement patterns of immigrants and the internal population movement of the Australian born and of immigrants following their initial placement.