Economist Chris Richardson, during his appearance on ABC's program Q&A, stated that immigration is exacerbating the housing market's troubles in Australia. One Nation has consistently argued that the housing crisis stems from excessive immigration without the parallel construction of new homes—a point frequently raised by the party.
Richardson acknowledged a connection, noting that Australia's mismanagement of housing over the past four decades suggests a need to reconsider immigration policies. "For 40 years, we've transformed housing into a source of anguish, marking a profound national failure," he asserted.
Whenever there's support for the call to reduce immigration, One Nation feels compelled to share this development widely.
Richardson's remarks came with a caveat: "Ideally, I'd prefer not to limit migration, but our colossal national mishandling means we must temporarily address immigration as part of the solution."
The discussion with Richardson honed in on establishing a condition (perhaps legally) between immigration and housing availability.
One Nation's stance is to address the backlog in housing demand before contemplating a rise in immigration. Furthermore, the party maintains that the economy should be able to finance and establish the infrastructure necessary to support housing people, including educational institutions, hospitals, and law enforcement. Additionally, One Nation says that Australia should achieve full employment before considering an increase in immigration levels.