Australia’s population to hit 25mn decade earlier than projected

Australia’s population will hit a record 25 million on Tuesday, almost a decade earlier than forecast projected, as the country attracts hundreds of thousands of migrants each year, according to latest government data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates the population will reach 26 million in three years’ time, based on current trends. The rapid increase in migrant numbers has sparked a debate on the economic and social impact of migration given inadequate infrastructure has resulted in clogged cities while an expanding labor market has capped wage growth, Reuters said.