Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult.
Blaming migrants won't solve Western Sydney's growing pains.
Western Sydney is one of the fastest-growing regions in Australia. It’s also one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse, as a key arrival point for refugees and new migrants when they first settle in Australia.
However, this kind of reaction can pin the blame for infrastructure and affordability problems on culturally diverse populations who may have already lived in Australia for many years, if not several generations.