Media Release: NSW Liberals must avoid “dog whistling” over population figures

Urban Taskforce CEO, Tom Forrest today expressed concern over recent comments by the Leader of the NSW Opposition over migration levels, stating that migration was key to ensure the housing that all Australians need is built and delivered.

The housing supply crisis did not simply appear last year – it has been a disaster that was brewing well before the outbreak of COVID. Housing supply is the answer, not killing economic growth by slashing immigration.

It was the policies of the former Coalition Governments in Canberra and in Macquarie Street that landed us in the middle of a housing supply crisis today. It would be sad if the Coalition has abandoned the business community who were front and centre in support of the boost to immigration and continue to be so.

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