Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants NSW to slash its overseas migrant intake by up to 50 per cent

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants the state to drastically slash its overseas migrant intake by up to 50 per cent, in a return to Howard-era immigration levels. Picture: Ben Rushton/AAPSource:AAP

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants the state to drastically slash its overseas migrant intake by up to 50 per cent, in a return to Howard-era immigration levels.

Speaking to the Today show this morning, she said this was not a decision taken lightly.

“I am a proud daughter of migrants and I also always want NSW to be the capital of multiculturalism to continue to be a welcoming place,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“What I’ve said is we definitely need to take a breather. We need to look at the numbers. They have gone up from 45,000, 10 years ago, to now 100,000. We are welcoming 100,000 into NSW every year.

“I am suggesting that number needs to be reduced. We need to take a breather, because my government is building more roads and rails, schools and hospitals than ever before in our state. We are playing catch-up and we need to take a breather to make sure that we have that infrastructure in place and to make sure that our population growth is sustainable.”

The Premier’s comments come as the Federal Government has announced a new plan to force thousands of overseas migrants to settle in cities outside Sydney and Melbourne for up to five years.

Population and Urban ­Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said our unplanned population growth had led to an infrastructure and settlement imbalance, costing the nation up to $25 billion per year due to congestion in capital cities.

He also warned this would reach more than $40 billion within 10 years.

“Overall, the costs of congestion to the economy are already great, and rising steeply,” he said at a speech to the Menzies Research Centre in Melbourne yesterday.

“This is a serious challenge for families and a serious economic challenge for the nation. There was insufficient infrastructure built in the early 2000s, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney, to cater for forecast growth, let alone the actual growth.”

The new visa condition will be placed on a pool of skilled migrants who are not tied to geographic areas — like those sponsored by companies or granted family visas.

Those who try to defy these conditions could have their visas revoked, or lose their chance at permanent residency to apply for citizenship.

Source: https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/premier-gladys-berejiklian-wants-nsw-to-slash-its-overseas-migrant-intake-by-up-to-50-per-cent/news-story/ec8e4cc48a4de3b7e124fe3ac70ba34a

6 thoughts on “Premier Gladys Berejiklian wants NSW to slash its overseas migrant intake by up to 50 per cent

  1. 50% reduction from Africa and the Middle East would be sanity.
    Getting fed up with these parasites posing as humans.
    IQ’s under 70 not wanted, go back to the trees.
    Maybe that’s where we get our Pollies?

  2. “because my government is building roads & rails & schools & hospitals like never before” said Gladys Berejiklian.

    Interesting reading – Save Our Schools Australia.
    It tells a grim story of the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars to private schools in NSW & bugger all to the public school system.

    Rebuilding Health >> NSW Government – interesting reading … hundreds of millions of dollars here – hundreds of millions of dollars there – hundreds of millions of dollars everywhere.
    It sounds fantastic, no, no, it’s truly a miracle in the making – 1 question.
    Pray Tell – where is all this money coming from ??

    1. Private donations ??
      Benevolent benefactors ??
      All monies tax deductible ??
      Money laundering ??
      Sorry but this is unprecedented & so out of character of any government.
      Where exactly is the money coming from ??

      1. Also – have a satellite view of The Royal Melbourne Hospital & see that only a fraction of the buildings are allocated to patient care – & the EMERGENCY cubicle is the same old RAT HOLE it has always been.
        Inside out patient, is cheap & nasty building materials in confined spaces.

        Maybe it is property investment – with the rich & anonymous investors.

  3. P.S. Gladysises rant about “keeping them out” is a Claytons Pauline Hanson act.
    Pauline Hanson – much to may persons disbelief – is becoming a very viable prospect for the Prime Ministerial position of Australia & Gladys might think that she can head the VOTERS off at the pass & reap the rewards.
    You never can tell what a brilliant mind is thinking – hey !!

  4. Hello Gus.
    It\’s no fun being an island –
    A comment to an article reg: US naval forces to patrol ( the disputed territories in the sea ) on There Are No Sunglasses – A comment from a Venezuelan guy – took me to Latin America.
    Trump is itching to get a war going in China & Columbia & Venezuela are assuming the war position – who knows how far it will go – (communist) Venezuela could become another Syria.
    It will be interesting to see what Russia will do ??

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