June 27, 2010

IT BEGINS WITH HATING PEOPLE:

Gillard rejects Rudd's 'big Australia' (BONNY SYMONS-BROWN, June 27, 2010, AAP)

"I don't believe in a big Australia," she told the Nine Network on Sunday.

"Kevin Rudd indicated that he had a view about a big Australia. I'm indicating a different approach.

"I think we want an Australia that is sustainable." [...]


To reflect her take on the issue, Population Minister Tony Burke will now be the minister for sustainable population. [...]

[M]s Gillard's position has been broadly welcomed.

Entrepreneur Dick Smith said she had taken a commonsense approach to the difficult issue.

"The world has too many people," he told AAP.

"I think (her position) is in the right direction, but it will be very difficult to have sustainable population - that is going to be a challenge."


Whatever else you may have thought of Third Way leaders from the Left--like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair--it would sound jarring to hear them say something as nihilistic as that there are too many people in the world.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 27, 2010 7:48 AM
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