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IQ2 Debate: Curb Immigration

26 March 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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SYDNEY TOWN HALL
483 GEORGE ST
SYDNEY NSW 2000
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“Australia is stronger and more prosperous as a nation because of our multicultural heritage. We value people based on the contribution they make – irrespective of colour, religion, or ethnicity – and who embrace our national values and laws.”  - David Coleman, Minister for Immigration

Australians overwhelmingly support immigration. It’s little wonder. Our population of 25 million hails from close to 200 countries and over 300 ancestries, speaks more than 300 languages and has faith in over 100 religions. 
 

But while we’ve boundless plains to share, most Australians live in coastal cities that aren’t keeping up with population growth. Opinion is split on whether we can create the necessary infrastructure and services required for citizens to flourish – public transport, roads, hospitals, schools and affordable housing. Are more people the answer or the problem?
 


Add to this the question of whether the continent has enough resources like water, energy and food to sustain further growth and we might ask if multiculturalism in our comparatively stable and safe country will fracture under increased pressures? 
 
2019 marks the 70thanniversary of Australian citizenship being introduced into law. 

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26 March | Curb Immigraton
12 June | Ageism
27 August | Masculinity 
23 October | Democracy 

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