Population | Sustainable Population Australia


23 Million milestone nothing to celebrate

The arrival of Australia’s 23 millionth person tomorrow is no cause for celebration, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

National President of SPA, Ms Jenny Goldie, noted that in 1994 the Australian Academy of Science had said: ‘In our view, the quality of all aspects of our children's lives will be maximized if the population of Australia by the mid-21st Century is kept to the low, stable end of the achievable range, i.e. to approximately 23 million.’[i]

April 23 2013

Roy Beck, Number USA talks in Aust.

Roy Beck delivered this talk to SPA, Victoria branch member on the 1st of January, 2013.

February 22 2013

New immigration minister must heed Monash paper and cut immigration

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called on the new Immigration Minister, Brendan O’Connor, to heed the findings of a paper issued yesterday. It found that the number of migrants arriving in Australia since the beginning of 2011 who found jobs about equals the number of new jobs created in Australia for everyone over the same period.

The paper was written by Professor Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy of the Centre for Population and Urban Research (CPUR), Monash University.

February 12 2013

Reducing population growth can help climate mitigation

The current record-breaking heatwave that has affected continental Australia is a symptom of climate change, according to Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA).

SPA national president, Ms Sandra Kanck, says reducing population growth is an integral part of climate change mitigation.

January 15 2013

Immigration Overshoot - CPUR

The latest report from CPUR, the Centre for Population and Urban Research at Monash Uni (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/cpur/) has been released and is entitled "Immigration Overshoot". This from the report's Summary:

"Australia has been in the grip of a boom mentality over the last decade. As in other such booms, governments and business enterprises seem to lose the capacity to reality-test claims, such as those from the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, that Australia faces enormous growth in the demand for workers." and "This report argues that the immigration intake is too high. It shows that under the current employment conditions several of the major visa subclasses need to be culled."

The entire report is attached: Report in PDF

November 27 2012

End child marriage now!

On October 11, the United Nations Day of the Girl, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) joins the international community in calling for an end to child marriage.

National President of SPA, Sandra Kanck, says child marriage violates a girl's right to self-determination, robs them of their childhood, and often condemns them to a life of poor health.

Ten million girls every year, 25,000 girls a day, become child brides. They are significantly more likely to die in childbirth, be physically abused and be infected with HIV.

October 10 2012


Sustainable Population Australia

Senator the Hon. Bob Carr, Dr Paul Collins, Prof Tim Flannery, Prof Ian Lowe, Dr Mary E White


 28 September 2012

The latest figures that show Australia’s growth rate has risen to 1.5 per cent are alarming, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

September 30 2012

Richard Heinberg's Canberra Address

Richard HeinbergRichard Heinberg's address at the ANU in Canberra on the Friday 21 September was recorderd by Rod Taylor who has allowed us to link to that recording here. You can play it by using the player below or download it as an MP3 audio file to listen to later.

Richard Heinberg's Canberra Address:

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September 26 2012

Renowned American author begins Australian Tour Friday

Richard Heinberg, journalist and educator who has written extensively on oil depletion, begins his two week Australian tour on Friday 14 September. He is the author of ten books and a senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. In Australia, he will speak to his latest book, “The End of Growth”.

September 10 2012

Population growth drives biodiversity loss



31 August 2012

Human activities are reducing genetic, species and ecosystem biodiversity in Australia and population growth is a major driver, according to Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA)

August 31 2012