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SPA's submission to the Senate Environment Committee's inquiry into Australia's Extinction Crisis

Australia faces the dubious record of having nearly 500 threatened fauna species. This our submission to the Senate enquiry currently underway.

Upload the attachment to see our response.

Fauna Extinction Crisis 10 09 18.pdf

September 18 2018

NSW SPA 2018 AGM and Forum - Ecological Sustainability and Demography

Join the SPA NSW branch for the AGM and forum.

When: 15 September 2018
Where: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts - 280 Pitt St, Sydney

09:45 - Arrive and register for the AGM
10:00 to 10:40 AM - NSW SPA AGM
10:40 to 11:00 AM - Networking morning tea for members, friends and guests

11:00 – 1:00 PM Forum:

Partnering – Strength Through Alliance: An update by NSW President, Graham Wood

What is an Ecologically Sustainable and Ethically Responsible ‘Economy’?  Dr Haydn Washington, Co-Director NSW Chapter of the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE).

How Population Growth Interacts with our Society and the Environment: A free online course, Bruce Gregor FIAA AI, demographer and actuary.

Demystifying Migration Data – What everyone needs to know! Bruce Gregor FIAA AI.

All welcome. RSVP would be appreciated to help with catering nsw@population.org.au
See the attached flyer for more.

September 4 2018

The Great Regionalisation Distraction

The Great Regionalisation Distraction:
Sending migrants to the regions no solution to population growth, says SPA

Sending new migrants to the regions, as the new Population Minister, Alan Tudge, suggests is just ‘tinkering around the edges’ in dealing with Australia’s population growth problems, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA national president Sandra Kanck says current net overseas migration (NOM) is simply too large, no matter where migrants go.

September 1 2018

BASE IMMIGRATION ON NUMBERS - NOT RACE OR CULTURE!

Media Release 15/08/2018

 

Immigration policy should be based on numbers, not race, ethnicity or religion, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA rejected the anti-Muslim sentiments of Senator Fraser Anning delivered in Parliament yesterday.

SPA national president Sandra Kanck says the time is long overdue for the immigration debate to be in the context of an ecologically sustainable population for Australia.

SPA president Sandra Kanck said:

August 17 2018

SPA Recognises the Life of Dr Mary White

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) recognises the significant contribution to Australia of its Patron Dr Mary White who died aged 92 in a nursing home in Bundanoon NSW this week.

Dr White, a renowned palaeobotanist, had vascular dementia which ultimately left her bed-bound, unable to speak and mentally incapacitated.

SPA national president Sandra Kanck says Dr White had been a wonderful Patron since 2000 when she and four others succeeded poet and author Judith Wright, SPA’s first Patron.

August 11 2018

MELBOURNE BURSTS AT THE SEAMS AS AUSTRALIA POPULATION HITS 25 MILLION - AERIAL IMPRESSIONS

 

03/08/2018

The Victorian branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) expresses deep concern that Australia will reach 25 million people by mid August.  In anticipation of this milestone, SPA literally took to the sky on the issue by flying a small plane over Melbourne to see first hand whether bigger means better.

August 3 2018

Growth squeezes species

In 2010, The Australian Conservation Foundation nominated human population growth as a key threat to biodiversity in Australia.

Their submission outlines areas where the pressure is greatest. For example: In 2005, 60% of Australia’s coastal councils had an annual population growth rate greater than 3%, or at least twice the national average.

Now in 2018, what's changed? Not much. Australia's population is still marching on at a rate that puts us among fastest growing nations in the OECD. Meanwhile we've seen more sensitive habitat squashed by development.

July 28 2018

Australia almost at 25 million with no population policy

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has expressed concern that Australia has all but reached 25 million people and has done so too quickly.  It strongly advocates that policies should be put into immediate effect whereby Australia’s rate of population growth slows and stabilises at the earliest opportunity.

SPA’s national president Ms Sandra Kanck says Australia’s population ballooned more quickly than most other developed countries.

July 19 2018

Media Release - World Population Day

To mark World Population Day on 11 July, seven organizations from three continents are calling on national governments and international institutions to take urgent action in response to the 1992 and 2017 Warnings to Humanity.

These warnings were made by the world’s leading scientists. In 1992, 1,700 scientists urged humankind to curtail environmental destruction and improve its stewardship of the Earth. Last year, 20,000 scientists from 184 countries published a Second Notice, pointing to runaway consumption of limited resources by a still rapidly growing population.

July 10 2018

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