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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Overpopulation facts - the problem no one will discuss

Alexandra Paul at TEDxTopanga

              Tongue in cheek pitch made to The Gruen.  We kind of like the result!

The Pitch: Convince us to halve the population

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There are 214 million women worldwide who do not have access to modern contraception and are therefore unable to exercise reproductive choice, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Saturday 26th September is World Contraception Day. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the purpose of the day is to improve awareness of contraceptive methods, to enhance the availability of these, and to enable people – young and old – to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.


September 25 2020

SPA Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into National Water Reform

On 22nd May 2020, the Productivity Commission (PC) released their terms of reference asking for public submissions into their inquiry regarding national water reform.

According to their website:

August 26 2020

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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