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Covid rewrites Australia’s future with huge drop in population signalling challenges ahead – The Guardian

Population growth of 600,000 fewer people in 2022 a sign of major changes for all aspects of everyday life, Deloitte reports

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The pandemic has created Australias sliding doors moment with the nation now facing a smaller and older population shift, forever altering the future that may have been.
The decision to shut Australias borders, made out of necessity to prevent Covid-19 spreading, has pulled the country into a new reality where lower rates of population growth will affect everything from the number of schools states build to the rate of infrastructure investment, economic consultancy Deloitte Access Economics ha…

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