The UN was established to maintain world peace, clearly they are failing so why are we, the taxpayers, paying nearly $100.000.000 annually to an organisation that has proven to be completely ineffective. We are allowing 400,000 new migrants to call Australia home when we cannot possibly house them and in an attempt to do so, will put enormous stress on house prices and rental accommodation.
More on 400,000 migrants incoming..
Australia is bracing for a record-breaking wave of migrants this year, as approximately 400,000 people are set to enter the country in net terms. The surge has sparked discussions among political leaders, prompting considerations for new housing measures and stricter visa rules to navigate this evolving landscape.
Nearly half of the incoming migrants are students capitalizing on the relaxation of Covid-19 border controls. However, projections indicate that net overseas migration will dip to 315,000 next year and potentially even lower in the future due to the introduction of fresh measures, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.
In a bid to alleviate pressure on major cities, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has pledged to give state and territory leaders a more active role in shaping migration policy. During a national cabinet meeting, Albanese unveiled three new housing measures and discussed population forecasts to be integrated into the federal budget.
As a result of the meeting, there will be a significant $2 billion boost in support for social and affordable housing, accompanied by two tax changes aimed at encouraging investors and developers to construct more homes.
Additionally, the national cabinet meeting sought to establish more uniform protections for renters across states and territories, though Albanese tempered expectations regarding the full implementation of identical laws.
Looking ahead, the federal government’s ambitious goal is to construct one million homes over a span of five years, commencing in 2024, through a national housing accord led by Treasurer Jim Chalmers and backed by the states. These initiatives seek to address the challenges posed by the increased influx of migrants and create a more sustainable future for Australia’s housing market.