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Media release: Most Australians don’t want population growth

Results of a significant survey showing that most Australians (a clear 51%) do not want population growth have been released today.
Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) president, Sandra Kanck, says this new survey sheds light on an increasingly controversial topic.
‘We now have solid evidence that government and business are not listening to Australian voters on the subject of population growth,’ Ms Kanck said.

December 31 2015

Media Release: Ignoring the major while emphasising the minor: population increase in Pacific nations.

The emphasis which the Federal Government is placing on sea level rise affecting Pacific Island nations, swinging $1 billion from foreign aid for adaptation purposes is seriously misplaced says environment NGO, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

December 11 2015

SPA Newsletter 122 - Dec 2015

  • Simon Ross of UK’s Population Matters explains why apparently progressive people fail to understand the significance of population pressures
  • Report on National Science Week debate Can Science Save Humanity?

Media release: Thank you Kelvin Thomson MP!

News that Kelvin Thomson will not recontest his Victorian seat of Wills at the next federal election is cause for lament, says environment group Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA national president, Sandra Kanck, says that the loss of Mr Thomson from the parliament will leave Australians with not a single MP who truly understands the negative impacts of continued population growth.

November 12 2015

2015 Sustainable Population Seminar - Population Dialogue II (NSW)

2015 Sustainable Population Seminar - Population Dialogue II 

November 3 2015

How Soap Operas can change the World! (Western Australia)

A Once in a lifetime opportunity for Perth People.
The visit of Bill Ryerson on November 14th.
"How Soap Operas can change the world".
Saturday, 14th November at 2pm
Social Sciences Lecture Theatre
University of WA.

November 3 2015

Soap operas, it turns out, can change the world (South Australia)

Bill Ryerson
President, Population Media Center
Thursday 19th November at 7pm
Conservation Council of SA, 111 Franklin St Adelaide
Soap operas, it turns out, can change the world

October 25 2015

Media release: World Contraception Day (September 26, 2015)

With tomorrow being World Contraception Day, environment group Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is calling on the Australian Government to boost its foreign-aid funding with a specific increase for contraception and family planning.
SPA president Sandra Kanck says the flood of refugees and immigrants pouring into Europe is a portent for the future.
‘While the civil war in Syria and the Western invasion of Iraq are immediate causes for many of these unfortunate people being on the run, the underlying and more significant cause is overpopulation,’ Ms Kanck said.

September 25 2015

Submission re the Clean Energy Legislation 2013

The content of this submission is included in the PDF version attached. The conclusions are thus:
 
Conclusions:
The Government’s claimed concern about power bills is insincere and dishonest.
 
To demonstrate sincere concern about Australian household cost of living, the Government should conduct an inquiry into the impact of population policy choices on the Australian economy.
 
September 6 2015

Submission to Inquiry into Affordable Housing by Sustainable Population Australia

SPA
Sustainable Population Australia Inc (SPA) is a national environmental organisation that was established in 1988 in Canberra and now has six branches nationally. While primarily concerned about population from an environmental point of view, SPA is also concerned about the economic and social implications of population growth, which inevitably includes housing and its affordability.
 
This submission is confined to the relationship between housing (un)affordability and population growth.
 
September 6 2015

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