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.

Australia has one of the highest population growth rates in the developed world

Australian Population

World Population

 SPA interviewed six people to find out why they chose to have small or child free families.

 

 

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Talking Heads: Choosing to have children...or not

SPA helped to organise the only panel to discuss overpopulation at COP25 in Madrid

 

 

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Population Panel at COP25

Latest News

Burn For You - National President New Years Message

Post-election our Prime Minister ironically promised he would burn for us every day. I’ve seen no sign of him burning: the continent seems to be doing it for him.

While climate change related bushfires are front of mind for Australians at the moment, it is useful to reflect that the emissions contributing to climate change and these mega-fires were produced twenty years ago.

Then, earth’s population was 6 billion, now it’s 7.7 billion.

January 3 2020

REDUCTION IN POPULATION GROWTH RATE WELCOME

Media release 20 December 2019

 

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the reduction in Australia’s annual population growth rate from 1.6 per cent to 1.5 per cent over the past quarter.

December 21 2019

Did you know?

Australia’s population

Our nation adds one person every 1 minute and 22 seconds, needing equivalent of a new city the size of Canberra each year.

Ecological limits

Humanity is now using the biocapacity of 1½ planets each year. By 2025 two-thirds of the world’s people may be under water stress.

Family planning and women’s empowerment

Over 40% of pregnancies are unintended. Early marriage, low education and no contraception trap women and families in a poverty cycle.

Global population

Over 80 million people are added each year – equivalent to an extra Egypt. Since 2000 the growth has rebounded due to neglect of family planning.

SPA supports Global Population Speak Out

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