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Burn For You - National President New Years Message

Post-election our Prime Minister ironically promised he would burn for us every day. I’ve seen no sign of him burning: the continent seems to be doing it for him.

While climate change related bushfires are front of mind for Australians at the moment, it is useful to reflect that the emissions contributing to climate change and these mega-fires were produced twenty years ago.

Then, earth’s population was 6 billion, now it’s 7.7 billion.

January 3 2020

REDUCTION IN POPULATION GROWTH RATE WELCOME

Media release 20 December 2019

 

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the reduction in Australia’s annual population growth rate from 1.6 per cent to 1.5 per cent over the past quarter.

December 21 2019

Population growth and Infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Sustainable Population Australia – Discussion Paper

Lead Author: Leith van Onselen

November 2019

November 25 2019

REPORT FINDS INFRASTRUCTURE BACKLOG TOO BIG FOR CATCH-UP

Sustainable Population Australia media release
Tuesday 26 November 2019

 

Unless Australia's population growth is substantially reduced, it is an illusion to believe that infrastructure will ever catch up, according to a report launched today by the Hon Bob Carr.

The report called “Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion,” was commissioned by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The lead author was Leith van Onselen of the leading investment and business blog, Macrobusiness.

November 25 2019

Launch of SPA Discussion Paper: Population growth and Infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) launched our discussion paper: Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: The catch-up illusion.

The launch was held in Sydney, November 26,  hosted by Professor Bob Carr (SPA Patron) and Leith Van Onselen from MacroBusiness, lead author of the paper.  It was very well attended by a cross section of the community, including concerned residents, envrionmentalists, academics and the media.

This paper and the launch is the culmination of several months’ effort by the SPA team.

  • A link to the full report can be found here
  • The media release can be found here
  • An attachment to Leith van Oselen's presentation slides can be found in the attached pdf below

This paper should stimulate public awareness and discussion and influence our political leaders to take more seriously the issues of population growth.

You can help to add to the ‘buzz’ about this new paper by sharing this link with your friends and family.  If you are Twitter or Facebook users, please go to the SPA Facebook and Twitter pages, to share or re-tweet the post, which will be found as a pinned post at the top of the page.

  • Facebook link here
  • Twitter link here...  If you are tweeting, you may like to include some hashtags such as the following: #auspol #infrastructure  #populationgrowth  #population  #planning

With the ongoing support from SPA members and supporters, this will be the first of a series of well-researched, professional papers which will challenge mainstream thinking about population numbers.

 

Link to the discussion papers page
 

 

November 25 2019

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS SAY ENDING POPULATION GROWTH ESSENTIAL PART OF DEALING WITH CLIMATE CRISIS

(Sustainable Population Australia media release Nov 06 2019)

 

Stabilising world population is an essential part of dealing with the climate emergency, according to the report signed by over 11,000 scientists in 153 countries released yesterday.

Sustainable Population Australia welcomed the report, saying the role of population growth in climate change has been ignored for too long.

November 6 2019

SPA Newsletter 137 - November 2019

This newsletter contains two exciting announcements. First, SPA has been given the rights to hold the Fenner Conference on Environment next year, on the subject “Making Australian agriculture sustainable”. Second, Bob Carr will launch the first of SPA-commissioned reports – this one on Infrastructure – on 26 November in Sydney. The newsletter has two opinion articles: one on the need for a population policy by Jenny Stewart; and another on populating northern Australia by Julian Bolliter.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH - Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Official Launch

with Professor the Hon. Bob Carr

and Leith van Onselen, MacroBusiness

 

Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

A new report commissioned by

Sustainable Population Australia

 

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10am

The Metcalfe Room, State Library of NSW,

Macquarie St, Sydney

 

This is a FREE event. Includes morning tea.

RSVP your attendence at Eventbrite - Link Here

October 28 2019

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