Opinion | 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.


Population summits 'likely to become talkfests'

Several population growth forums are being held next month including a State Government growth summit.

September 16 2011

Endless Growth? (Canberra Times 20100213)

 David Barnett writes a compelling message ("Need for hard thinking on immigration as population rises", CT Feb 11, p19). Recent statements by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reveal that he thinks we are powerless to prevent Australia's population growing endlessly at a frightening rate.

September 16 2011

Sunshine Coast MPs gagged on growth

AN assault on the South-East Queensland Regional Plan by Sunshine Coast MPs was cut short in Parliament when the government used its numbers to kill off debate on Thursday night.

September 16 2011

Population Growth and the Democratic Deficit

Address by Kelvin Thomson, MP for Wills, to the Australian Capital Territory Branch of Sustainable Population Australia, Wednesday 10 February 2009

When I spoke in the Parliament in August last year about population I advanced two propositions – first that the world’s population needed to be stabilised, and second that Australia’s population needed to be stabilised.  I called for a national debate on the population issue and the need for population reform.

September 16 2011

Europe is not heading for a population collapse

 Mark O'Connor commenting on this article from the Guardian said,

September 16 2011

Migration like pyramid scheme: Kelvin Thomson

The idea of using high immigration to support Australia’s ageing population is like a giant pyramid scheme, MP Kelvin Thomson said at a public meeting in Canberra on 10 February.  

September 16 2011

Dick Smith launches update on Australia’s population. (100201)

September 16 2011

Australia’s day of population reckoning

Maybe there is a bit of selfishness on each side. Those for higher population like the markets and money and political donations that come from industries that profit from higher population. Those against ask like Carr: “What’s wrong with a bit of space? What’s wrong with the possibility of being able to get to a beach and get onto the beach . . .
September 16 2011

Population growth and Australia’s 2020 greenhouse gas emission commitments

People and Place

Authors: Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, Volume 17, Issue 4 (2009)

September 16 2011

Reality check on growth

The 35-million projection was prepared by the Commonwealth Treasury. It parallels recent Australian Bureau of Statistics and state government population projections. All assume that the current record high net migration levels and high fertility (relative to a few years ago) will continue.

September 16 2011