A 'Sustainable' Population? - Key Policy Issues

Roundtable proceedings

The Commission held a roundtable on A 'Sustainable' Population? - Key Policy Issues, at Old Parliament House in Canberra on 21-22 March 2011.

Participants included government officials, academics, consultants and representatives of non-government organisations. Keynote addresses were presented by Professor Barry Chiswick from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University, and Distinguished Professor Richard Arnott from the University of California, Riverside.

The Commission is grateful to the speakers, discussants, participants and others whose contributions made the roundtable such a valuable exercise.

Download the roundtable proceedings by chapters


Session 1 - Population, productivity and participation

Session 2 - Limits to population growth?

Session 3 - Social impacts of migration

Session 4 - Panel discussion: implications for policy directions

Dinner address



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