News

Media Release: UN population projections a call to action

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is calling on the Australian government to wake up from its slumber following the release of the latest UN population projections on July 29.

August 1 2015

Media release: World Population Day (11 July 2015)

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is calling on Australian charities and aid agencies to focus more on the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls around the world as refugee numbers tragically increase.
SPA national president, Sandra Kanck, says there are too many aid agencies failing to address this fundamental need.
‘Some charities respond to the dictates of conservatism and at best will simply offer words of advice to women and adolescent girls which are not much better than useless in emergency situations’.
‘Prevention is better than cure and many unwanted pregnancies can be avoided by offering females the modern contraception and education they desperately want.’

July 10 2015

Pope’s encyclical misses the main game: overpopulation

Media release Fri, 19th June 2015

The release of the Pope’s encyclical “Praised Be” is very welcome because it recognises the clear and present danger to the earth’s life-support systems, especially through anthropogenic climate change. But environment NGO, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), says the encyclical misses a major part of the problem – the human population explosion.

June 19 2015

SPA Newsletter 120 - Jun 2015

  • Dr Hayden Washington examines that much abused term ‘sustainability’
  • SPA patron Professor Ian Lowe argues for the need for community values to be transformed if we are to have any hope of changing our politicians’ growth fixation.
  • Peter McDonald’s comments about demography in the Feb 2015 edition sparks further discussion
  • Dr John Coulter and Dr Katherine Betts both examine the Australian Government’s 2015 Intergenerational Report and both find it a deeply flawed document

Submission to the inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations

In our submission we are addressing Terms of Reference (TOR) 2,3 and 4.

May 31 2015

Population pressure on the environment will lead to catastrophe

Media release: Earth Day - 21st April, 2015: for immediate release

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) urges people everywhere to mark Earth Day on April 22 by focusing on the role that overpopulation plays in environmental degradation.

May 21 2015

“Population and Ageing: Disaster or Triumph?”

Following the SPA AGM held in Adelaide on the 7th March this year (2015) the organisers 'treated' the public and the assembled members to a symposium titled “Population and Ageing: Disaster or Triumph?” Three speakers, Dr Katharine Betts, Dr. Jane O'Sullivan and Associate Professor Philip Lawn delivered powerful presentations examining the current debate on population aging.

The Powerpoint presentations accompanying each talk have been made available by each speaker and are attached here as PDF's and links ae provided to the video presentations of each. You are encourged to download for use in personal research.

May 15 2015

Population and Ageing:Disaster or Triumph? - Free Public Seminar

 Free Public Seminar

Population and Ageing: Disaster or Triumph?

7 March, 1 pm - 5 pm 

Bradley Forum, Hawke Centre, Uni SA, West Campus, 55 North Tce 

February 16 2015

Buy Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

To order a copy of this book, please call SPA's office on 0434 962 305.

"This is a magnificent book, albeit confronting at times. SPA is extremely fortunate to have been given a number of books to sell and distribute in Australia."

Book review by Jenny Goldie. Originally published in the SPA Feb Newsletter

February 7 2015

SPA Newsletter 119 - Feb 2015

  • Hon. Kelvin Thomson MP talks about Australia’s continuing population growth and its impacts on employment
  • Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography at Australian National University, tells us there are no formal qualifications required to call oneself a demographer
  • Economics analyst Leith van Onselen compares the employment rates of Roy Morgan Research and the Australian Bureau of Statistics

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