Population | Sustainable Population Australia


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:

Download the MP3 from the PodBean download location or from our copy's location.

Rod's blog for the Fuzzy Logic Science Shown on Radio 2XX is at http://fuzzylogicon2xx.podbean.com/ and the Show's Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuzzy-Logic/201994992233?v=wall. We thank Rod for his generosity!

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

Dick Smith Rally at Adelaide Advertiser

Dick Smith, one of Australia's most prominent population campaigners, addressed a rally outside the Adelaide Advertiser protesting press censorship especially on the issue of population and economic growth.

The video of his full speach is now available via Youtube:

August 23 2012

Media Release: World Population Day, 11th July: London family planning summit could compensate for Rio+20 failures

London family planning summit could compensate for Rio+20 failures – if fundamentalist religion will get out of the way

Women around the world were rightly furious that the term “reproductive rights” was removed from the outcome document produced at the UN's Rio +20 conference on sustainable development last month according to national environment group, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

July 11 2012

Kelvin Thompson MP's speech at a meeting of Protectors of Public Lands Victoria

Kelvin Thompson, Federal Member for Wills in Coburg, Melbourne, has again pointed out that "A bigger Melbourne is not a better Melbourne". Fimmaker and SPA member Fred Zervas has recorded his speech which you can see at: http://vimeo.com/36865208

March 28 2012

Hear Nicole Foss in Canberra!

‘Preparing the nation, your community and family for peak oil and deflation in the coming economic environment.’

Monday 13 February, 7pm - 9pm
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton
(turn up the hill at the roundabout in Clunies Ross Street)

Chaired by Dr Richard Denniss
Executive Director, The Australia Institute

January 30 2012

The "Be Prepared" Booklet for Young Australians

Brian Thompson, an SPA member, has written this booklet for children.

"This booklet is based on my interpretation of what the Scout Leader, Lord Baden-Powell, would be thinking about in these current and uncertain times. What would he be saying to today‟s young people?"

It has been updated in 2013.

Please feel free to download it!

The Be Prepared Book

December 6 2011