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

Australian Population

World Population

Latest News

Julian Cribb on SURVIVING THE 21st CENTURY

humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them

TIME:  2pm Saturday 11th March

VENUE:  HAGSOC room,  Cook Community Hub,  41 Templeton Street,  Cook
Canberrra ACT

Julian Cribb is a Canberra author and science communicator.  Surviving the 21st Century is his ninth book.  Following The Coming Famine (2010) and Poisoned Planet (2014), it is the third in his trilogy about how humans can overcome the existential threats our success has brought upon us.

February 25 2017

Sustainable Population Australia at Sustainable Living Festival

The Victoria and Tasmania branch will be making our presence felt during Victoria's Sustainable Living Festival this month.  During the Big Weekend 10 - 12 of February, we will be having a stall near Federation Square Melbourne.  Volunteer branch members will be actively engaging with the wider public on population sustainability and its relation to environmental issues.

February 7 2017

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

Global Population Speak Out logo

 

Rod Quantock at his funny best uses his humour to tackle the important matter of too many people, the environmental and social costs of too many people. You will be both informed and amused by this brilliant presentation.

Rod Quantock SPA AGM 2016

Kelvin describes the importance of limiting population growth, of the opposition from many quarters to discussing this matter, including vested interests as well as politicians and media for fear of being called racist

Kelvin Thomson SPA AGM 2016