In case our planners and politicians missed it, Steve Wozniak's predictions for the world in 2075 included: "New cities. Deserts could be ideal locations for cities of the future, designed and built from scratch".
Australia already has plenty of desert, and given current inaction on climate change the area of desert is sure to increase, so I would strongly urge that this idea be seriously evaluated as a potential answer to our population growth problem.
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.