LNP senator Gerard Renick in his first speech called for cutting Australia’s “unnatural” immigration levels and reducing temporary visa numbers.
The son of a farmer said that his upbringing informed his view.
“I was taught from a young age to never stock capacity and your pads. Yet immigration is doing just that, causing widespread congestion and overcrowding in our city.”
On migration, he praised the federal government for decreasing the yearly migration cap to 160,000, but urged a deduction of 2 million temporary visa holders in Australia.
Senator Renick said, “The biggest threat to our environment is not carbon dioxide, but rather obsolete.”
“Regional communities are struggling with lack of infrastructure, as begging opportunities.”