Despite Australia’s huge size, about 90 per cent of new arrivals settle in Melbourne and Sydney, the government said, prompting a fresh debate on its approach to migration as cities fill up. Photo: AFP

Australia’s population hits 25 million, and overcrowding in major cities is a problem

Government is seeking to encourage new migrants to live and work outside Sydney and Melbourne

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Despite Australia’s huge size, about 90 per cent of new arrivals settle in Melbourne and Sydney, the government said, prompting a fresh debate on its approach to migration as cities fill up. Photo: AFP
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