- 移民（後出 migration は移住、skilled migrant は技術移民〈政府の規定する英語力や職歴を満たす人に与えられる移住ビザ保持者〉）
- minister for ... population
- 都市・インフラ・人口担当相（population は人口、sparsely populated は人口の希薄な）
- in a bid to ～
- settle in
- stray from ～
- gravitate to ～
- 【写真説明】fleet review
Australia mulls banning immigrants from biggest cities
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) － Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said on Oct. 9 that the Australian government wants to cut the number of immigrants moving to Sydney and Melbourne in a bid to reduce congestion in the country's two biggest cities.
Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, but has long had a high proportion of its population － currently 25 million people － living in cities. Around two in every five Australians live in Sydney or Melbourne alone.
The government is considering banning immigrants from settling in Sydney and Melbourne for five years after they arrive in the country, The Australian newspaper reported.
Tudge would not say how immigrants might be punished if they strayed from where they were supposed to live or whether they might be deported. "We haven't outlined all of the precise details just yet," he said.
The main driver of population growth in Sydney and Melbourne was overseas migration, with skilled migrants and refugees gravitating to those cities.