Australia's population is set to tick past the 25million mark tonight a generation earlier than the experts had predicted.
Back in 2002, the Howard government's first inter-generational report forecast the national population reaching this milestone in 2042.
With the 25million milestone set to be surpassed tonight, 24 years ahead of schedule, social researcher Mark McCrindle said the public was getting tired of high population growth despite the economic benefits.
Australia has added one million people in just two-and-a-half years, with one person added every one minute and 23 seconds.
'If we can't manage the growth, there's a problem,' Mr McCrindle told Daily Mail Australia today.
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