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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 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

Submission by Sustainable Population Australia on the treatment of Agriculture in the UNFCCC

Sustainable Population Australia welcomes the opportunity to submit perspectives on the treatment of Agriculture in the international climate change discourse.

September 6 2013


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

Sexual and reproductive health and rights must be prioritized in South Asia

Parliamentarians from South Asia committed yesterday to prioritize people’s health and welfare through meeting their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs, particularly those of women and young people.
Meeting in Bangkok, MPs discussed ways to reduce the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in South Asian countries and how to tackle problems relating to Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal having the highest birth rates among adolescents.

August 22 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

Bindi Irwin has world on her mind

"WILDLIFE Warrior Bindi Irwin is all grown up and ready to rumble.
The late Croc Hunter's blossoming daughter turns 15 this week and is ready to swap singing and dancing for serious debate. And one of the issues closest to her heart is family planning and birth control to curb overpopulation of the planet."
Writes Kathleen Donaghey of the Sunday Mail (Qld).

July 22 2013

Burke must not forget population

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has expressed concern that Population has been dropped as a portfolio in the Rudd Cabinet but also says it is unlikely to make a great deal of difference.

Minister Tony Burke who held the portfolio of population in the Gillard Government is now Minister for Immigration, Multicultural Affairs, Citizenship and the Arts.

SPA National President, Ms Jenny Goldie, says while Minister Burke held the portfolio, he did very little other than talk of redistributing the population.

July 2 2013