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Is it time to limit Australia's population growth?

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the CommonwealthParliamentary Offices in Sydney, DATE". Source: AAP

New South Wales opposition leader Luke Foley has become the latest politician to call for a review of Australia's migration policy amid increasing concern over Australia's population growth.

Government data shows Australia's net migration is currently contributing an extra 250,000 people to Australia's population every year.  Australia already has a yearly cap on permanent migration, set by the Commonwealth, that has been fixed at 190,000 since 2011. But there is no cap on migration that includes temporary visa holders, and workers and students on those visas often are able to apply later for permanent visas.

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