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Big Australia: Are we ready?

Busy Sydney city street

The numbers tell the story. Australia's population is growing fast. Across the country, we've added almost 400,000 people in the last year alone. The populations of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth have expanded by nearly three million extra people in the last 10 years. And we're feeling the strain.

Australians living in our big cities are experiencing crippling commute times, over-crowded public transport, school shortages and an under supply of affordable housing.

CEPAR Chief Investigator Peter McDonald is among the experts contributing to the discussion on this issue.