Australian tycoon suggests we stop at two kids

Herald Sun March 31, 2011

AUSSIE families should be limited to just two children to curb the population explosion, Dick Smith says. The controversial tycoon called for a Chinese-style quota, warning the burden on resources was like “a plague of locusts”. He compared high-rise apartments to chicken coops at a Sydney population debate yesterday. The former Australian of the Year thanked property developers for not “lynching” him after he attacked their drive for profits. “It’s either going to be forced on us or we are going to plan to stabilise,” he said. “I would like to see Australia stabilise at 24-25 million. I don’t see it by force. “I see it by saying to parents, it’s best to have two kids. I see us having an immigration intake of 70,000 per year.”