Australia could see 1.87 million people arrive in the country over five years, as Australians continue to struggle with crisis’ in cost of living and housing.
Addressing Parliament today, Garth Hamilton raised concerns over what this means for Australians, especially young individuals and families who are already struggling to access housing.
“It has been a difficult year for young Australians looking to buy or rent, and the threats of further interest rate rises and continued high immigration levels are doing nothing to allay those fears.”
“In Toowoomba, we’re seeing extremely tight housing conditions, with vacancy rates dipping below one percent and new housing approvals at record lows.”
“On top of that, Labor’s inability to tame inflation has meant that the price of everything has gone up and your ability to save a deposit has gone down,” he said.
Mr Hamilton is reiterating his calls for a sensible discussion on reducing Australia’s immigration levels whilst this crisis continues.
“The Albanese government has increased immigration to an all-time high of 500,000 people in the 12 months leading up to September”.
“Immigration numbers need to be reduced; this policy is hurting young Australians.”
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