National Newsletters | Sustainable Population Australia

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 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

SPA Newsletter 116 - Jun 2014

  • Katharine Betts: Ageing a triumph, not a disaster
  • Nicholas Stuart: A bigger population will not guarantee more prosperity
  • Leith van Onselen: High immigration is creating an illusion of growth
  • Associate Prof William Grey: population, resources, and the environment in the 21st century
  • Em Prof Tony McMichael AO: Climate change, other disruptive socio-environmental changes and human wellbeing and health

SPA Newsletter 115 - Apr 2014

  • University of Hawaii study shows that population growth has been downplayed, trivialised or ignored in scientific, environmental, public and political circles
  • Paul Ehrlich speech to the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • How about tradeable baby credits?
  • Research from UK’s Population Matters showing the costs of growing population in that country

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

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