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The Australian Government is required to produce an Intergenerational Report at least every five years that assesses the long-term sustainability of current Government policies...
Sometime in 2011, the world's population is expected to tick past 7 billion. That's a difficult number to get one's head around, but National Geographic does a pretty good job in 2 minutes and 58 seconds of video.
RMIT economist Alberto Posso looks at the rapid increase in over-65-year-olds, which is three times more than the increase in younger people. He says this will put pressure on dependency ratios and economic growth. He says cuts to immigration are bad for the economy because they will put further pressure on dependency ratios.