Media Releases 2011

Quiet words in Minister’s ear is not easy listening

There’s a growing volume of letters to daily papers with story after story of community outrage at Victoria’s Planning Minister.

The illogical actions of Minister Guy last week over the Ventnor matter is far from a one-off as people around the state send in their particular tale of Ministerial interference or inconsistency.

November 12 2011

World population soars to 7 billion but Victoria can keep the lid on it

On October 31st the world’s population will zoom past the 7 billion mark just 12 years after reaching 6 billion. Despite taking all of human history up to 1800 to reach 1 billion, many seem to think the phenomenon of ever increasing human numbers is inevitable and normal!

November 12 2011

Triple J's 'Hack' program's coverage of 7 billion

Triple J, the ABC's national youth channel, devoted a whole show to the 7 billion milestone and population problems. SPA's Nick Car was one of the in-studio guests.

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November 3 2011

SPA Media Release - 7 billion

7 billion people now and worse to come

With 31st October marking the date on which the United Nations estimates the world’s population will reach 7 billion people, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says this figure represents nothing less than a crisis.

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National President of SPA, Sandra Kanck, says that the failure of nations to address this issue will inevitably result in catastrophe in the lifetime of most of us.

November 2 2011

SPA NSW Media Release - 7 billion

HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE CAN THE PLANET SUSTAIN?

Global Population Exceeds 7 Billion

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Monday 31 October: Today the world’s population reaches a record seven billion people. While this milestone may be viewed by some as a testament to humankind's ingenuity and technical achievement, Lobby group Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) shares its concerns that continuous population growth will have disastrous consequences for the welfare of future generations.

November 2 2011