Immigrants to blame for high house prices, businessman Dick Smith claims

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Immigrants to blame for high house prices, businessman Dick Smith claims

Post by BaRT » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:52 am

Immigrants to blame for high house prices, businessman Dick Smith claims
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Totally agree with Dick Smith here. Over 200,000 people a year (rapidly increasing each week) from mainly 3rd world countries like India and Pakistan come here each year completely un-vetted and often with fake resumes and dodgy rushed visas (search for the ABC article from last year).

These people all flock to Sydney and Melbourne as soon as they get off the plane to cram more and more into these cities that are cracking at the seams with an infrastructure that can not take anymore. Just look at Sydney, it''s a terrible place to live now. People all walk around looking at their smartphones, no smiles or friendly Aussies anymore, just a dog eat dog hole. why can we not force them to live outside the major cities for the first 5 years?

These new immigrants arrive here and have a house, wife and dog all waiting for them setup by their home-landers network groups who all look after each other. While Aussies get thrown out into the streets to become homeless or the more fortunate get pushed further out in to the desert now to buy a home as Barnaby Joyce suggests.

Politicians only care about their 3 year term and that is why they open the flood gates on immigrants as it's quick money in the bank on each visa stamped. They quickly shut down any discussion about it and then reflect the attention to boat people. They do not care less about long term issues of mass immigration.

They could not build infrastructure in their own 3rd world slums yet we import them here with their fake resumes to build the new Australia, totally a joke really!!

On top of this all these new immigrants take all the best jobs and homes, now Telstra, ANZ and all the other banks and IT companies are all run by immigrants from 3rd world countries. They are the ones building the new Australia. ABC news and Fairfax are now run my middle Eastern and Indian interests, that is why you always see a token Muslim on the programs now.

Australian businessman Dick Smith has blamed immigrants for high house prices, claiming the "enormous population increase" is making young families unable to buy their first home.

Appearing alongside former Labor leader Mark Latham and controversial former Liberal MP Ross Cameron, Mr Smith said "jumbo loads" of immigrants arriving each week were the "main driver" behind the country's housing affordability crisis.

"The main point that's driving our unaffordable housing is about 200,000 immigrants come in a year. That's five jumbo loads a week that go out empty," he told Sky News.

"All of our problems are from this unbelievable population increase. You can't drive in Sydney at the moment. The housing prices are enormous.

"The most fundamental right is to get a house with a backyard. Young couples can't do that anymore, purely driven in 95 per cent of cases by the enormous population increase, mainly driven by ridiculous immigration."

Appearing with Mark Latham and Ross Cameron, Mr Smith spoke about 'ridiculous immigration'.© Sky News Appearing with Mark Latham and Ross Cameron, Mr Smith spoke about 'ridiculous immigration'.
The entrepreneur has long argued in favour of a "sustainable" population and last year backed One Nation's policy of restricting migration levels - though he disagreed with banning Muslim immigrants.

On Tuesday, Mr Smith asserted population growth of 1.7 per cent was not compatible with long-term prosperity, and Australia had reached a "sweet spot" of around 24 million people.

He said infinite population growth would "just mean that most people are poor". In doing so he took aim at the service sector economy, which he described as "selling coffee to each other or doing nails".

"You can't run a country on that," he said.

Entrepreneur Dick Smith appears on Sky News on Tuesday night.© Sky News Entrepreneur Dick Smith appears on Sky News on Tuesday night.
Both sides of politics and most economists spruik the benefits of immigration. The majority of the 190,000 migrant places offered by Australia each year are in skilled migration, attracting people with a high level of education and who tend to be of prime working age.

That contrasts with Australia's ageing population, which requires the support of younger workers, and the relatively stable but low birth rate of 1.9 births per woman, which is below the population replacement level.

A report by the Migration Council of Australia used modelling by Independent Economics to declare that by 2050, migration will have added 21.9 per cent to the real wages of low-skilled workers, and will be contributing $1.6 trillion to the country's gross domestic product.

It comes amid a deepening debate within the Turnbull government about how to combat the housing affordability crisis, with MPs pitching a variety of ideas from deposit-free home loans to high-speed rail.

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar was criticised by Labor for suggesting that "highly-paid jobs" should be the "first step" for those seeking to buy a home.

The comments were reminiscent of former treasurer Joe Hockey's infamous declaration that aspiring home owners should "get a good job that pays good money".

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Re: Immigrants to blame for high house prices, businessman Dick Smith claims

Post by Harry Brown » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:16 am

I have been saying this for years. Why do we have this unlimited amount of mass immigrants flocking to Sydney and Melbourne each week. it's already like sardines in these cities now but it will reach half a million new immigrants per year soon at this rate. no wonder Aussies can't buy a house anymore....

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Re: Immigrants to blame for high house prices, businessman Dick Smith claims

Post by BPB » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:34 am

There is a great article from Dick Smith addressing the high rates of immigration and how Rupert Murdoch who owns 70% of Australia media uses his influence to basically brainwash Aussies into thinking we need more high rates of immigration. plus there is some alarming revelations about our politicians but comes as no surprise to me and I'm sure many at how pathetic and useless these bureaucrats are

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