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Proxy Form for the 2014 AGM

Attached is the proxy voting form for the 2014 SPA AGM.

February 10 2014

Questioning Growth: Climate Change and the Economy

You are invited to attend a screening of

Hooked on Growth

followed by discussion on how to move towards a sustainable steady state economy

Saturday, 22nd March 2014
1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Mitchell Theatre
Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts
Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: $5 unwaged, $10 waged, $20 passionate

February 10 2014

SPA Newsletter 114 - Feb 2014

  • Latest statistics show 1.8% annual population growth rate for Australia, three times the OECD average
  • Bindi Irwin – SPA’s new Youth Ambassador
  • Population policies of some political parties contesting the South Australian state election: Stop Population Growth Now, Liberal Party, Labor Party, Greens and Australian Democrats
  • State of the Planet in 1630

Australia's population growth rate remains alarmingly high

18 December 2013

Australia’s growth rate of 1.8 per cent is alarmingly high, unsustainable and unacceptable, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its demographic figures for the year ending June 2013 yesterday, revealing Australia’s population growth rate remains at 1.8 per cent. Population growth for the period was 407,000 with natural increase contributing 162,700 people and Net Oversea Migration (NOM) 244,400 people.

December 19 2013

POPULATION GROUP WELCOMES BINDI IRWIN AS YOUTH AMBASSADOR

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is delighted to announce that Bindi Irwin has accepted its invitation to be its Youth Ambassador.

December 8 2013

POPULATION GROUP CRITICAL OF ABS PROJECTIONS

5 December 2013

The population environment advocacy group, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), has called upon the Australian Bureau of Statistics to expand its recent population projections to include a scenario based upon Australia's long-term average Net Overseas Migration (NOM).

SPA's NSW President, Mr Kris Spike says that the three projections offered by the ABS were based upon very high levels of NOM by historical standards. The resulting projections ranged from a low of 42.4 million by 2101 to a high of 70.1 million.

December 4 2013

MR - STOP DESTROYING HABITAT, STABILISE POPULATION AND END COAL EXPORTS: CONFERENCE DECLARES

SPA MEDIA RELEASE

12 October 2013

Delegates at the Fenner Conference on Environment in Canberra passed a unanimous declaration yesterday calling for policies to stabilise population and for an end to coal exports and habitat destruction.

October 12 2013

DECLARATION FROM FENNER CONFERENCE 2013

This Declaration was passed unanimously by the participants attending the Fenner Conference on 11th October, 2013

October 11 2013

MR - Population, resources and climate change - implications for Australia's near future

The impact of population growth, diminishing resources and climate change on Australia’s future will be discussed by scientists at the Fenner Conference on Environment, being held at the Shine Dome in Canberra on 10 and 11 October 2013.
Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, Professor Paul Ehrlich, will serve as the keynote speaker. An accomplished author, Professor Ehrlich is a pioneer in alerting the public to the problems of overpopulation, and in raising issues of population, resources, and the environment as matters of public policy.

October 7 2013

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