Sustainable Population Australia

An independent not-for-profit organisation seeking to protect the environment and our quality of life by ending population growth in Australia and globally, while rejecting racism and coercive population control. SPA is an environmental advocacy organisation, not a political party.

Australia has one of the highest population growth rates in the developed world

Australian Population

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'It's not about the source, it's about the numbers, stupid' - Former NSW Premier and SPA Patron Bob Carr talks population.

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Meet Our Patrons - Hon. Bob Carr

SPA's new dynamic animation explores why endless growth is making city living ever harder.

 

 

Endless Growth Paradigm
The Endless Growth Paradigm

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Climate change, population growth the greatest threats to food security: advocates

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA)  was interviewed on SBS  as a result of our media release for world food day.

"Advocates are urging policy-makers to help reverse population growth and prepare for the effects of climate change to counter food insecurity."

 

See the full link to the 3 minute podcast here

October 16 2019

STOPPING POPULATION GROWTH CRITICAL TO ENDING HUNGER

(media release October 15 2019)

This year, World Food Day (October 16) calls for action to make healthy and sustainable diets
affordable and accessible to everyone. If this is to be achieved, population growth must be slowed
and even reversed, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Sandra Kanck, SPA national president, says more than 80 million people in the world go hungry,
thousands of whom die every year, and even more are malnourished.

October 16 2019

Did you know?

Australia’s population

Our nation adds one person every 1 minute and 22 seconds, needing equivalent of a new city the size of Canberra each year.

Ecological limits

Humanity is now using the biocapacity of 1½ planets each year. By 2025 two-thirds of the world’s people may be under water stress.

Family planning and women’s empowerment

Over 40% of pregnancies are unintended. Early marriage, low education and no contraception trap women and families in a poverty cycle.

Global population

Over 80 million people are added each year – equivalent to an extra Egypt. Since 2000 the growth has rebounded due to neglect of family planning.

SPA supports Global Population Speak Out

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