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National Annual General Meeting and afternoon seminar

Following the National Annual General Meeting of Sustainable Population Australia, on Saturday April 23rd, the Victorian and Tasmanian branch is holding a seminar from 1.00pm to 4.00pm on “Attitudes and communication in population and the environment” The seminar will feature the following speakers, Mark Allen, Population, Permaculture and Planning, spokesperson, Dr. Katharine Betts , population sociologist, Hon Kelvin Thomson MP,environmentalist and high profile sustainable population advocate and Victorian treasure, comedian, Rod Quantock

Venue Hawthorn Arts Centre , 360 Burwood Rd. Hawthorn Vic 3122- Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

April 20 2016

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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"I've never seen a problem that wouldn't be easier to solve with fewer people, or harder, and ultimately impossible, with more."

Sir David Attenborough

The big decision about a population increase is "what's in it for most Australians?" I believe the answer is "less and less".

Dick Smith