Population boom inevitable, PM told

(SMH) JULIA GILLARD’s election pitch to avoid a ”big Australia” is to be abandoned after a Treasury warning that strong future immigration is ”probably inescapable”. In another policy retreat, the government’s population review has been delayed and ”recalibrated” to focus on skills shortages and regional growth, rather than nominating population targets. read more

Gutless SMH spin doctors at work — “policy retreat” means policy LIE. Julia said before the election that the carbon tax matter is over. Now this week she’s exposing herself as a LIAR about that.