Monday, October 4, 2010

From the vault - getting it upside down on death rate

Australia’s population
Friday, July 24 2009, PM
On July 22, 2009, in a story about Australia’s growing population, the ABC incorrectly reported that Professor Peter McDonald, Director of the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute at the Australian National University, said the biggest change affecting future growth in Australia as its population ages will be a declining birth rate. In fact, Professor McDonald told the ABC the biggest change affecting growth will be a rise in deaths.
"From the Vault" - digging up past corrections and clarifications from the ABC archives

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