Every one minute Australia's population increases by a new person, currently making Australia the gold medalist of growth! Our population is rising at a faster rate than any European nation, and faster than China, India and Indonesia. In 2009 record levels of overseas migration and childbirth increased our population by 480,000 people and by 2050 its predicted Australia's population will reach 36 million. According to Dick Smith, that's a recipe for disaster. Taking into account the serious challenges of lack of water, poor soil and urban congestion, Dick believes we need to stabilise our population, not increase it. Crowded House delves into all of these issues as Dick spends six months traveling around Australia and Bangladesh, questioning the experts claims that we need more people to deal with an aging population and skills shortages.