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Silent auction of paintings by Jackie Ellis

SPA member,  Jackie Ellis of  Kununurra  in WA has, for the 2nd time generously donated paintings  to SPA!  We thank Jackie very much for her gift and are taking this wonderful opportunity to auction these works for SPA

The titles of  the 2 works , “Ecology Connected to Everything Else”  and “Ecology -Everything is Connected” encapsulate the important principle that  environmentalists understand to be true – that elements of nature are interconnected and an action upon any one will have downstream consequences. 

To view the paintings and bid for one or both – click on Auction.

March 8 2017

SPA Newsletter 127 - Mar 2017

P1: Birrell & Kinnaird on migration

P3: Jenny Goldie farewells Tony Morgan

P4: Gaffney & Steffen on the Anthropocene

P6: Art auction


P7: Book review


P8: Jenny Goldie reflects on Doug Cox


P10: Branch reports


P12: President’s snippet

Julian Cribb on SURVIVING THE 21st CENTURY

humanity's ten great challenges and how we can overcome them

TIME:  2pm Saturday 11th March

VENUE:  HAGSOC room,  Cook Community Hub,  41 Templeton Street,  Cook
Canberrra ACT

Julian Cribb is a Canberra author and science communicator.  Surviving the 21st Century is his ninth book.  Following The Coming Famine (2010) and Poisoned Planet (2014), it is the third in his trilogy about how humans can overcome the existential threats our success has brought upon us.

February 25 2017

Sustainable Population Australia at Sustainable Living Festival

The Victoria and Tasmania branch will be making our presence felt during Victoria's Sustainable Living Festival this month.  During the Big Weekend 10 - 12 of February, we will be having a stall near Federation Square Melbourne.  Volunteer branch members will be actively engaging with the wider public on population sustainability and its relation to environmental issues.

February 7 2017

SPA Newsletter 126 - Dec 2016

Leith van Onselen on migration
Jason Hickel on degrowth
Katharine Betts on ageing
Book reviews
Vale Doug Cocks

Safe Cities Conference

On August 23 Michael Bayliss (President, VicTas Branch)  was invited to speak to the national Safe Cities conference on the topic: 'The Impact on Rapid Population Growth in Urban Centres'.  Michael used Melbourne and other Australian cities as case examples as to how rapidly growing cities affect public safety through bad building design, health sector infrastructure, psychology and well-being,  and long term environmental viability.

Michael Bayliss Safe Cities by Sustainable Population Australia

December 8 2016

Regional Development Conference 2016

In September VicTas Branch President, Michael Bayliss, represented SPA as a speaker.

Michael Bayliss Regional Development Conference by Sustainable Population Australia

December 8 2016

ENVIRONMENT-POPULATION GROUP MOURNS LOSS OF CSIRO SCIENTIST DR DOUG COCKS

Environment group, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), is mourning the death of Dr Doug Cocks who died in Canberra earlier this week.

Dr Cocks wrote the 1996 book People Policy – Australia’s population choices following a frustrating period as adviser to the 1994 federal parliamentary committee examining population policy chaired by Hon Barry Jones MP.

SPA national president, Ms Sandra Kanck, says Cocks’ book was an antidote to the Jones Inquiry which managed to avoid making any recommendations on what Australia’s population-immigration policy should be.

November 10 2016

OCKHAM'S RAZOR- QUESTIONING GROWTH

Every day we hear politicians, economists and media commentators
telling us how important it is to grow our economy and that the faster
it grows, the better off we are all going to be. But how credible is
this plan for perpetual growth, considering that many of the resources
we use are finite in nature?
Have we all been brainwashed into thinking that more and more growth
is the answer to all our problems?
Could it be that the myopic pursuit of growth at all costs now is the problem?

This public forum may raise more questions than it answers so come
along with your thinking caps on as we try to trim away some long-held
assumptions and get to the truth about the ideology of growth and
where it's taking us.

Speakers: Dr Haydn Washington, Dr Kerryn Higgs.
Compered by Quentin Dempster

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 6.30pm
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY (UTS)
Lecture theatre 5C.01.031
Block C level 1
1-59 Quay St Haymarket

Entry by donation

October 23 2016

SPA Newsletter 125 - Sep 2016

Ted Trainer against tech-fix faith
Katharine Betts on politics and population growth
Sandra Knack on World Population Day
Jane O’Sullivan on population projections
Jenny Goldie book reviews

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