Media Releases 2013

Australia's population growth rate remains alarmingly high

18 December 2013

Australia’s growth rate of 1.8 per cent is alarmingly high, unsustainable and unacceptable, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its demographic figures for the year ending June 2013 yesterday, revealing Australia’s population growth rate remains at 1.8 per cent. Population growth for the period was 407,000 with natural increase contributing 162,700 people and Net Oversea Migration (NOM) 244,400 people.

December 19 2013

POPULATION GROUP WELCOMES BINDI IRWIN AS YOUTH AMBASSADOR

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is delighted to announce that Bindi Irwin has accepted its invitation to be its Youth Ambassador.

December 8 2013

POPULATION GROUP CRITICAL OF ABS PROJECTIONS

5 December 2013

The population environment advocacy group, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), has called upon the Australian Bureau of Statistics to expand its recent population projections to include a scenario based upon Australia's long-term average Net Overseas Migration (NOM).

SPA's NSW President, Mr Kris Spike says that the three projections offered by the ABS were based upon very high levels of NOM by historical standards. The resulting projections ranged from a low of 42.4 million by 2101 to a high of 70.1 million.

December 4 2013

MR - STOP DESTROYING HABITAT, STABILISE POPULATION AND END COAL EXPORTS: CONFERENCE DECLARES

SPA MEDIA RELEASE

12 October 2013

Delegates at the Fenner Conference on Environment in Canberra passed a unanimous declaration yesterday calling for policies to stabilise population and for an end to coal exports and habitat destruction.

October 12 2013

DECLARATION FROM FENNER CONFERENCE 2013

This Declaration was passed unanimously by the participants attending the Fenner Conference on 11th October, 2013

October 11 2013

MR - Population, resources and climate change - implications for Australia's near future

The impact of population growth, diminishing resources and climate change on Australia’s future will be discussed by scientists at the Fenner Conference on Environment, being held at the Shine Dome in Canberra on 10 and 11 October 2013.
Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, Professor Paul Ehrlich, will serve as the keynote speaker. An accomplished author, Professor Ehrlich is a pioneer in alerting the public to the problems of overpopulation, and in raising issues of population, resources, and the environment as matters of public policy.

October 7 2013

AUSTRALIA’S POPULATION GROWTH UNSUSTAINABLE

Australia’s population annual growth of just under 400,000 people is absolutely unsustainable, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).
Figures out today from the Bureau of Statistics reveal Australia’s population grew at 1.8 per cent, with net overseas migration of 238,300 people (60%) in the year ending March 31, 2013, and natural increase of 159,100 people (40%).
SPA National President Ms Jenny Goldie says infrastructure spending has not kept pace with such rapid growth, resulting in greater congestion, unaffordable housing and longer waiting times.

September 27 2013

HIGH POPULATION GROWTH COSTING US DEARLY

The political parties are not mentioning it, but high population growth is preventing Australians from having the range of necessary services required for a satisfying and productive life, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

August 28 2013

Earth Overshoot Day - August 20 - Even earlier this year.

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has expressed concern that Earth Overshoot Day is two days earlier than last year (August 22) and two months earlier than 20 years ago (October 21).

August 21 2013

Excessive population at heart of Egypt chaos

A population that has grown larger than the resources required to sustain it lies at the heart of Egypt’s current political turmoil, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).
Egypt experienced an ‘Arab Spring’ uprising in 2011 but recently the military has sacked democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, leading to riots in which hundreds of people have been killed.

August 17 2013

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