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Legislative Council

QUESTION: Population Growth

June 1st, 2017

On the 1st of June 2017, Mark asked the Minister for Employment a question in relation to population growth

The Hon. M.C. PARNELL: Supplementary: the minister referred to sustainable population growth. Does the minister envisage that there would ever be an end to growth? Does sustainable population growth mean that the state population must always grow or is there an end point to growth in population numbers for South Australia? What is the carrying capacity for South Australia and is there a limit to growth?

ANSWER: 
The Hon. K.J. MAHER  (Minister for Employment, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Science and Information Economy): I thank the honourable member for his very good, slightly esoteric question. I am happy to take that question away and see if there are long-term forecasts about what is the sustainability over the long term, given South Australia's resources.

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