Published on August 2nd, 2010 | by john.weir0
Migration to Australia backed by Sir Richard Branson
The boss of the Virgin Group has added his voice to the growing disquiet of Australian business leaders over planned cuts to immigration numbers.
Speaking to newspaper the Sunday Telegraph,Â Sir Richard said that Australians should “relax a bit” with regards to population growth because “the lack of people” inhabiting such “an enormous land mass” was a weakness.Â ”Australia would benefit from a bigger population,” he went on to tell the paper.
“A bigger population would create a much bigger economy without negatively affecting the people’s way of life.”
His call comes at a time when both the ruling Labor party and the opposition have both pledged to reduce the numbers of immigrants entering Australia after the election later this month.
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