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An independent not-for-profit organisation seeking to protect the environment and our quality of life by ending population growth in Australia and globally, while rejecting racism and coercive population control. SPA is an environmental advocacy organisation, not a political party.

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SPA Newsletter 127 - Mar 2017

P1: Birrell & Kinnaird on migration

P3: Jenny Goldie farewells Tony Morgan

P4: Gaffney & Steffen on the Anthropocene

P6: Art auction


P7: Book review


P8: Jenny Goldie reflects on Doug Cox


P10: Branch reports


P12: President’s snippet

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)

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