Australia has, lately, been taking numerous steps, allegedly, to control its spiraling population in its major capital cities, to take pressure off on the groaning infrastructure and congestions in these areas. One such step has seen the government mulling creating a plan that requires the new migrants to spend not less than a couple of years in smaller towns and suburban areas of the country.
But the proposal, expectedly, has not gone down with many and the Australian Government has been blamed for seeking a cure that‘s worse than the trouble. Some critics have even alleged that the plan to force migrants to reside in regional areas would result in ‘ghetto towns’.
Alan Tudge the concerned Australian Minister has reportedly flagged the Government’s aim to require a section of immigrants to spend five years staying in smaller towns instead of settling in the different capital cities of the country, such as Sydney & Melbourne, for example.
The key motive behind the proposal is allegedly to control the pathetic situation in these struggling cities and enable infrastructure investments to gain ground and catch up with flourishing people.
But, a well-known planning expert has reportedly, as mentioned earlier, claimed that the nation may end up creating a treatment that’s worse than the malady. He added that in case the nation just sends migrants to the regions, minus any consideration or planning, it will end up with ghetto towns in place of ghetto suburbs. Condemning the proposal further, he stated that there are not any jobs and there is lower income, and it’s anything but a good blueprint for successful towns to flourish.
Significantly, pressure has been mounting on the incumbent Australian Premier Scott Morrison to focus on a population plan, with calls from some in his administration to cut down the immigration figures.
Perhaps, due to such pressures, a few days back, he reportedly declared that he backed Migrant Visas that were conditional on shifting to the different non-metro regions. As if to justify his support, he stated that it is important to administer the effect of growth in Sydney & Melbourne, where the government requires handling the effects of what has been predominantly strong population increase.
Though presently, net overseas migration is behind 60% of the nation’s general population increase, it is behind nearly 75% of the expansion and increase of the biggest two cities, Sydney and Melbourne.
Allegedly, close-to 90% of the new arrivals every year reside in the NSW and Victorian capitals even as settling even a little larger figure of the new arrivals to the smaller states and regions may be pivotal and take major pressure off the big Australian cities.
Significantly, the population of Oz crossed the 25 million-mark this August and ignited a dialogue about if the Australian cities are really ready to manage and accommodate bigger resident bases. However, as per one of the detractors and observers of the government’s proposal, large cities keep on being “the best place” for new migrants to reside in post making the Kangaroo Land their home.
He alleged that though Australia and its cities are built on migration, it isn’t anything but a nice plan to shift social and economic difficulties to small regions that would possibly find it hard to accommodate and create jobs for the new and badly equipped migrants. He added that despite the fact that some Australian cities such as Adelaide & the Gold Coast may gain from a forced flood of foreign manpower, sustainable work opportunities would be needed.
However, while the administration reportedly considers ordering where new arrivals stay, it has also given a green signal to a proposed cut down in the general figure of migrants. Allegedly, in case that take place, there will not be much chance of economic expansion and development in either the cities or the regions.
Reportedly, the Australian PM has given his approval to a new plan on population, as a recent survey, reportedly, divulged that more than half of the Coalition supporters support immigration reduced.