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Silver tsunami or silver lining? Why we should not fear an ageing population

Sustainable Population Australia – Discussion Paper

Lead Author: Jane O’Sullivan
October 2020

October 27 2020

Media Release: New report finds nothing to fear from an ageing population

NEW REPORT FINDS NOTHING TO FEAR FROM OUR AGEING POPULATION

EMBARGOED until Wednesday 28 October 2020

A discussion paper released this week finds that an ageing population is ‘more of a silver lining than a silver tsunami’. In a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease, the paper concludes that federal government policy of rapid population growth to off-set ageing brings far greater problems than any brought on by ageing itself.

October 26 2020

Bob Brown’s comments on population welcomed

(Media release, 18/10/2020)

 

Bob Brown’s call for Australia to lead a mature discussion about the need to reduce global population growth has been welcomed by the president of environmental advocacy group Sustainable Population Australia.

October 18 2020

SPA responds to Federal 2020 budget in Podcast interview with Leith Van Onselen

SPA's Communication Manager Michael Bayliss responds to the federal 2020 budget in the lastest episode of Post Growth Australia Podcast  (PGAP).  A link to the PGAP series - which have been made possible by our generous SPA members and donations from the broader community - can be found on our home page or by clicking here.

 

 

October 16 2020

WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY - SUPPORT FOR CONTRACEPTION CRITICAL

(SPA media release 24th September 2020)

(SPA also contributed an opinion article to The Overpopulation Project  for World Contraception Day.  Link to the article: "Why global support for contraception is critical in the pandemic age"  can be found here)

 

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

EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY RETREATS THREE WEEKS, BUT FOR WRONG REASON

(SPA media release August 20, 2020)

 

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) welcomes the retreat by three weeks of Earth Overshoot Day, from 1 August last year to 22 August this year. SPA, however, regrets that the Covid pandemic has been the cause, rather than deliberate government policy to reduce the impact of human activity on the planet.

 

August 20 2020

SPA Newsletter 140 - August 2020

In this newsletter you will find

SPA Submission to the Temporary Migration Parliamentary Inquiry

On 5 December 2019, The Federal Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Temporary Migration to inquire into and report on the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions.  SPA wrote a submission in response to the inquiry.  All submissions can be read at the Inquiry website here at time of writing  (06/08/2020).

August 6 2020

Will global population peak below 10 billion?

 

This month new projections of global population growth were published in the prestigeous journal The Lancet, anticipating a peak of 9.7 billion people around 2064 - much lower than the United Nations projects. But these findings have been challenged in an analysis by SPA member Dr. Jane O'Sullivan, which can be read here at 'The Overpopulation Project'.

 

July 31 2020

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