"The Federal Government's populist ploy to appear to be relieving Australian capital cities of their growing pains by forcing migrants to live in country towns is the wrong solution.
The migrants we are talking about are the skilled migrants that are needed to balance the increasing number of retirees leaving the work force.
It is the big bulge of baby boomers who are moving out of work that signal the need for skilled migration.
The people we need are IT experts, finance experts, creative industry workers and these people are urban dwellers.
Just like their equivalents in New York, London and Singapore, they want the excitement of a big city. "- ABC NEWS
If Baby Boomers went BUSH we could work part time in country towns for a little income and teach skills to bush kids.
Migrants would form their own communities and become isolated in many cases whereas we would enjoy the peace no doubt and a slower pace. Not for all but would appeal to some.