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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

Quiet words in Minister’s ear is not easy listening

There’s a growing volume of letters to daily papers with story after story of community outrage at Victoria’s Planning Minister.

The illogical actions of Minister Guy last week over the Ventnor matter is far from a one-off as people around the state send in their particular tale of Ministerial interference or inconsistency.

November 12 2011

World population soars to 7 billion but Victoria can keep the lid on it

On October 31st the world’s population will zoom past the 7 billion mark just 12 years after reaching 6 billion. Despite taking all of human history up to 1800 to reach 1 billion, many seem to think the phenomenon of ever increasing human numbers is inevitable and normal!

November 12 2011

Kris Spike in the Newcastle Herald

SPA NSW President, Kris Spike, has had an article published in the Newcastle Herald on the 29th of October entitled Control births, feed and teach the living.

November 3 2011

Triple J's 'Hack' program's coverage of 7 billion

Triple J, the ABC's national youth channel, devoted a whole show to the 7 billion milestone and population problems. SPA's Nick Car was one of the in-studio guests.

This show can be downloaded here:

November 3 2011

Gobal media noticing 7 billion

Some global media is taking note of the dubious milestone of 7 Billion people on earth such as the UK's Guardian. It has published an article by  Roger Martin, chair of SPA's UK counterpart, Population Matters. We don't currently see any major Australian newspapers publishing articles similar to this.

October 25 2011

Europe's population above half a billion- 27 July 2010

Europe's population crossed the half-a-billion mark officially this year, statisticians said on Tuesday, with an estimated 1.4 million more people living in the 27-nation European Union.

September 16 2011

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