(The [Adelaide] Advertiser) Church rails against population growth

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A leading Anglican church body wants the baby bonus scrapped to rein in population growth.

The church's key advisory group wants the Gillard Government to scrap public incentives that increase the birth rate and to cut immigration.

It has described population growth as a taboo subject and the "elephant in the room".

In a submission to a federal population inquiry, the general synod's public affairs commission has proposed a halt to "any policy that provides an incentive specifically and primarily to increase Australia's population, notably the baby bonus".

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Posted April 28, 2011 at 6:31 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Lutheran-MS wrote:

The Church’s job is not to worry about population control or any social issues or green issues but to preach Christ crucified.

April 28, 11:36 pm | [comment link]
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