‘We’re full and frankly we’re fed up with not being given the infrastructure that even the existing population densities deserve, let alone the greater population densities that some people want us to have,’ Abbott told Ben Fordham’s Sydney Live.
The Liberal MP added that he believes ‘cramming more people into Sydney’ has a negative impact on people’s quality of life, given that a growing population could also put a strain on services and city infrastructure.
It comes after One Nation leader Pauline Hanson slammed Mrs Turnbull’s comments.
Speaking in a television interview on Tuesday night, Ms Hanson said the prime minister’s wife had a standard of living and way of life many Australians don’t.
Ms Hanson said Mrs Turnbull, head of the Greater Sydney Commission, was out of touch and unable to judge whether the city can accept more immigrants. …
Ms Hanson, who sensationally withdrew her support for the government’s corporate tax plan earlier this week, said people were ‘screaming’ for immigration to be halted.
Mrs Turnbull, the former Lord Mayor of Sydney from 2003 to 2004, told The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday that the city was far from full, while discussing the commission’s recommendations. …
‘Lucy needs to venture out of that harbourside abode of hers and see what’s happening in the real world,’ said one Twitter user.
‘Her husband’s high-immigration program is overloading and trashing our major cities.’
‘Point Piper’s not full. Plenty of room for a refugee camp,’ said another.
Callers to talkback radio agreed, flooding an open line to slam Mrs Turnbull’s comments on 2GB. …
Mr and Mrs Turnbull bought one harbourside property for $5.4million in 1994, and purchased a neighbouring home for $7.1million five years later.
“Let them eat cake,” said the wife of the Australian Prime Minister.
hat-tip Philip Barton