Population growth – normalised

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Was the surge in NOM simply a lot of students and ex- pats retreating home during the GFC?. Or was there actually a surge in the number of people being accepted for migration? Family reunion, skills, refugees etc?

People often speculate that if house prices decline the Fed Govt will just pump up migration. To what extent is there any evidence that this has happened or might happen.

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