March 2019 | Timing is right for population debate: PM

Date: 19 March 2019 

Source: AAP

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has once again raised the spectre of cutting Australia's migration cap, without announcing a proposed number or policy settings to disperse new arrivals.

Mr Morrison has also defended reviving the population debate so soon after the Christchurch terror attacks, where the alleged gunman is accused of harbouring hate against Muslim immigrants.

"It's always the right time to be addressing the issues and needs that the Australian public are concerned about and want addressed," he told reporters in Adelaide on Tuesday.

"This debate about population growth and migration has nothing to do with those other issues that have been the subject of recent focus."