There’s an additional factor to road congestion not mentioned in last Sunday’s story, (Braking point), or editorial, (Transport must be fixed), and it relates to the population growth mentioned in both.
When population growth is an artifact of prospering local communities, each road user has multiple generations of forebears who contributed to funding infrastructure growth.
When population growth is forced by importing foreigners, the additional road users have no multigenerational history of contributing to the infrastructure they use, so it is rapidly overwhelmed.
The solution is to require each new migrant to contribute on arrival to infrastructure commensurately with the family contributions of multigenerational Australians.
If that worked out to $1 million per arrival, we’d have infrastructure keeping pace with population growth and migrants less likely to be a net drain on Australian society.
(134 words) Peter Campion Tolga
The enemy have us surrounded. Good! Now we know where to find the bastards! -various