Videos | 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.


 Rod Quantock speaks with Asitha, a Sri Lankan born environmental scientist based in Melbourne.  

Rod Asitha
Tough Crowd - Asitha Samarawickrama

Dr Paul Collins, SPA Patron, discusses the importance of population sustainability as a moral issue.

Paul Collins
Meet Our Patrons - Dr Paul Collins


Comedian Rod Quantock chats with fellow comedian Jude Perl on her decision not to have children.  A live music performance follows.



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Tough Crowd Episode 1 - Jude Perl


Sandra Kanck shares why population is THE big issue for her and why the environment movement needs an organization like SPA



Meet Our National President

In the first of our patron interview series, our new Patron Dr Katharine Betts answers the BIG questions on avoiding a BIG Australia

Dr Katharine Betts - SPA patron interview


  To save the planet from a 6th mass extinction, Don Driscoll explores limits to population and consumption patterns.

Causes of Biodiversity Loss - and what we can do


   Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data to explain population dynamics

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

The first of our PopCulture series of videos.


PopCulture Youth Unemployment
PopCulture - Youth Unemployment

    This documentary highlights the links between women's education, rights and status in society to population growth, using Kerala in India as a success story case example.



Women Are The Answer documentary

   A BBC panel discussion on how we should tackle the issue of saving our own planet.  In their opening statements, Attenborough and Goodall both argue that population is the number 1   important issue to address.


The Selfish Green with David Attenborough and Jane Goodall

A succinct and short animation that makes the link between carbon emissions in Canada and population growth.  



Canada Carbon Emissions animation

This video many of the costs that come with Melbourne's population growth.


Melbourne's Growing Pains

Rod Quantock at his funny best uses his humour to tackle the important matter of too many people, the environmental and social costs of too many people. You will be both informed and amused by this brilliant presentation.

Rod Quantock SPA AGM 2016

Kelvin describes the importance of limiting population growth, of the opposition from many quarters to discussing this matter, including vested interests as well as politicians and media for fear of being called racist

Kelvin Thomson SPA AGM 2016

Mark Allen, town planner, environmentalist, permaculturalist describes how these factors and population are intimately interwoven.

Mark Allen on Population SPA AGM 2016

Dr Katharine Betts describes surveys which show that a majority of Australians favour a smaller rate of population growth

Katharine Betts SPA AGM 2016

The big decision about a population increase is "what's in it for most Australians?" I believe the answer is "less and less".

Dick Smith

Professor Bartlett explains how even a modest percentage growth can result in huge increases in short time periods.

Professor Bartlett explains how even a modest percentage growth can result in huge increases in short time periods.  He goes on to explain how human population growth rates confound many when discussing the numbers.  He argues that this is not a difficult concept, it just requires an understanding of the principles of simple arithmetic
Professor Albert Bartlett

"I've never seen a problem that wouldn't be easier to solve with fewer people, or harder, and ultimately impossible, with more."

Sir David Attenborough