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Silent auction of paintings by Jackie Ellis

SPA member,  Jackie Ellis of  Kununurra  in WA has, for the 2nd time generously donated paintings  to SPA!  We thank Jackie very much for her gift and are taking this wonderful opportunity to auction these works for SPA

The titles of  the 2 works , “Ecology Connected to Everything Else”  and “Ecology -Everything is Connected” encapsulate the important principle that  environmentalists understand to be true – that elements of nature are interconnected and an action upon any one will have downstream consequences. 

To view the paintings and bid for one or both – click on Auction.

March 8 2017

Safe Cities Conference

On August 23 Michael Bayliss (President, VicTas Branch)  was invited to speak to the national Safe Cities conference on the topic: 'The Impact on Rapid Population Growth in Urban Centres'.  Michael used Melbourne and other Australian cities as case examples as to how rapidly growing cities affect public safety through bad building design, health sector infrastructure, psychology and well-being,  and long term environmental viability.

Michael Bayliss Safe Cities by Sustainable Population Australia

December 8 2016

Regional Development Conference 2016

In September VicTas Branch President, Michael Bayliss, represented SPA as a speaker.

Michael Bayliss Regional Development Conference by Sustainable Population Australia

December 8 2016

Answers from Political Parties 2016

Some weeks ago SPA sent a questionnaire to six political parties asking for their policy positions re population issues. In summary, we sought to find out from each of them:

  1. Their views on the optimum population for Australia and the basis for their figure;

  2. Whether they recognise that there are environmental constraints to population growth and which constraints are the most significant;

  3. Skilled migrant intake versus training local workers;

June 16 2016

Survey Results: Most Australians don’t want population growth

 
 
Heading for SPA Population Survey
 
December 31 2015

“Population and Ageing: Disaster or Triumph?”

Following the SPA AGM held in Adelaide on the 7th March this year (2015) the organisers 'treated' the public and the assembled members to a symposium titled “Population and Ageing: Disaster or Triumph?” Three speakers, Dr Katharine Betts, Dr. Jane O'Sullivan and Associate Professor Philip Lawn delivered powerful presentations examining the current debate on population aging.

The Powerpoint presentations accompanying each talk have been made available by each speaker and are attached here as PDF's and links ae provided to the video presentations of each. You are encourged to download for use in personal research.

May 15 2015

SPA's Brochure for 2014

The Ethics of Migration - Symposium recordings

SPA presented a Symposium on "The Ethics of Migration" in conjunction with the SPA AGM on the 5th of April, 2014 at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Barton ACT.

In case you missed them, here are the speakers and the audio files for their talks:

  • Retired Anglican Bishop George Browning (mp3, 9.5MB)
  • Former Australian Democrats leader Dr John Coulter (mp3, 9.1MB)
  • Theologian, author and broadcaster Dr Paul Collins (mp3, 13.7MB)
  • Founder of Australia 21 and SEE-Change, Em Professor Bob Douglas (mp3, 10.6MB)
  • Authority on climate and health, Em Professor Tony McMichael
  • Philosopher, Assoc. Professor William Grey of Univ. of Queensland
April 11 2014

The Ethics of Migration

SPA presents a Symposium on

The Ethics of Migration

1.30 – 5pm, Saturday 5 April 2014

Speakers:

  • Retired Anglican Bishop George Browning
  • Former Australian Democrats leader Dr John Coulter
  • Theologian, author and broadcaster Dr Paul Collins
  • Founder of Australia 21 and SEE-Change, Em Professor Bob Douglas
  • Authority on climate and health, Em Professor Tony McMichael
  • Philosopher, Assoc. Professor William Grey of Univ. of Queensland
February 10 2014

Proxy Form for the 2014 AGM

Attached is the proxy voting form for the 2014 SPA AGM.

February 10 2014

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