National Newsletters

SPA Newsletter 126 - Dec 2016

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

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

SPA Newsletter 124 - Jun 2016

SPA newsletter No. 124, June 2016.

 
This issue contains articles by:
  • Kelvin Thomson
  • Jane O’Sullivan
  • Samuel Alexander 
There are also book reviews by Jenny Goldie and John Coulter.
 

SPA Newsletter 123 - Mar 2016

In this issue you will find a full analysis of SPA's groundbreaking survey of Australia's attitudes to population growth. There are articles also on climate change and two book reviews: "Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie" and "Climate, Fire and Human Evolution".

SPA Newsletter 122 - Dec 2015

  • Simon Ross of UK’s Population Matters explains why apparently progressive people fail to understand the significance of population pressures
  • Report on National Science Week debate Can Science Save Humanity?

SPA Newsletter 121 - Sep 2015

  • Dr Paul Murtagh analyses Paul Ehrlich’s population bomb arguments and finds that Ehrlich was right
  • Journalist Crispin Hull writes about Australia’s serious infrastructure backlog
  • Research Fellow Samuel Alexander tells us that “If everyone lived in an ‘eco-village’ the earth would still be in trouble”
  • Economics commentator Leith van Onselen says we should celebrate recent figures showing that Australia’s population growth rate has lowered

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

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

SPA Newsletter 118 - Nov 2014

  • World population predictions for 2100
  • Dr Walter Youngquist: Energy and population
  • Dr Nick Ware: What is the ideal population?
  • Dr David Kault: Ebola for catastrophists
  • Obituary of SPA member, Dr Tony McMichael, “the gentle giant of epidemiology”
  • Book review: Sustainable Futures - Linking population, resources and the environment (editors Jenny Goldie and Katharine Betts)

SPA Newsletter 117 - Sep 2014

  • Crawford Fund Parliamentary Conference told that if we are to provide food for nine billion we must invest in women, which must include sexual health and reproductive rights.
  • Tim Roberts and Nigel Stace (University of Newcastle): Mankind - ten billion or two billion? Facing the 21st Century version of the
    Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Leith van Onselen: Abbott's toxic immigration policy

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