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The Liberals’ problem: population’s popular - April 8

The coalition’s internal policy process is continuing to malfunction and is continuing to damage the Liberals’ relationship with its key business constituency.

September 16 2011

Women don't want a bigger population - April 14

SEVEN in 10 people want a "House Full" sign hung on Australia's front door, with women and Queenslanders leading the charge. (Monash Survey Results)

September 16 2011

Majority oppose population growth: survey - April 14

MORE than two-thirds of Australian voters do not embrace population growth, according to a national survey of social attitudes. When asked ''Do you think Australian needs more people?'' an overwhelming 69 per cent answered negatively - and voters in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's home state of Queensland were most opposed.

September 16 2011

Living the high life or just skyscraping by? - April 10

FROM the ground, Melbourne's CBD makes sense. The Hoddle grid provides order, the heritage buildings and shadowy laneways lend it character and soaring skyscrapers give a sense of a busier metropolis.

September 16 2011

Rainwater users warned of lead risk - April 10

PEOPLE who drink from their rainwater tanks may be consuming unacceptable levels of lead, a study says.

September 16 2011

Abbott wants more babies, fewer people - April 10

TONY ABBOTT hopes a Coalition government's family-friendly policies will boost Australia's birth rate but at the same time says projected population increases - fuelled by a baby boom and high immigration - are not sustainable.

September 16 2011

Zoos can help transmit a message of hope for wildlife, climate - April 3

THE term climate change is misleading. The world's climate has always changed, but what is different this time around is the extent of the human plague and its blind pursuit of life's comforts. This disrupts the fragile balance that maintains our exquisite and magical planet, and creates climatic disorder and chaos.

September 16 2011

U.N. Climate Talks Resume, Scant Chance Of 2010 Deal - April 9

Climate negotiators meet in Bonn on Friday for the first time since the fractious Copenhagen summit but with scant hopes of patching together a new legally binding U.N. deal in 2010.

September 16 2011

Pet market tipped to save endangered wildlife - April 11

Australia's wildlife is becoming extinct faster than had been expected, and there is criticism that the old way, "lock it up" conservation, is not working.

September 16 2011

It's time for open discussion on how big is too big - April 11

AUSTRALIA has a history marked by uncertainty when it comes to population size. Even the Treasury's Intergenerational Report that caused so much recent controversy by forecasting Australia's population will rise to 36 million by 2050 is coy on the topic. Nowhere in its 164 pages does it set out the breakdown for the increase by births and migration. You get the distinct impression the omission was deliberate. But are we, as a nation, still not up for an open discussion about the role of migration and population?

September 16 2011