Population growth concerns – New York in Melbourne?

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  1. Tony says:

    The population boom discussion around Melbourne is really boring. Are people that upset about safety, personal safety, carjacking’s, break-ins and often aggravated burglaries, housing affordability, traffic congestion, travel/commuting times, price of education, access to things and the list goes on and on. The numbers of people arriving in Melbourne each year of about 140,000, underestimated form 5 years ago. There doesn’t seem to be many people leaving Melbourne because of these issues. I reckon there seems to be a vast majority of people that although they wish these things weren’t happening in Melbourne, obviously choosing to stay in Melbourne. So much time is wasted on trying to address the boom and often not enough time spent on how to activate the regions. There wouldn’t be regional city about 40 and there about 9 of them, that wouldn’t be crying out for POPULATION GROWTH. Do Melbournians really feel its an issue. If they did they would be making the change.

  2. Leo says:

    Migration is obviously contributing to this Growth in Melbourne. The issue is not the population growth but the provision for integration. It takes no less than 5 years for a new comer to adjust to the cultural norms of the host nation to this first stage of integration which is learning the norms and tolerating these norms whilst the dominant norms of their background culture still prevails. It than takes 15 years and more to start feeling comfortable with breaking away from the culture of origin. What Australia has not done is to create educational programs to speed up the transition from the culture of origin to the culture of the Australian nation. The culture of the Australian nation is multicultural based reflected In the laws of the nation with restrictions/limits on the extend of other monocultural norms based on inhibitive processes closer to indoctrinations stemming from theocratic or non democratic government apparatuses. The biggest threat to the Australian civilization is inaction in the importance of education in what constitutes culture how culture is learned and the moral values underpinning the culture stemming from the humanist philosophy as backed by the existentialist philosophy dominating the western civilizations.

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