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Results of New TAPRI survey

Immigration –TAPRI survey

April 15 2019


11 April 2019

A new report on population and immigration is clear proof Australia’s mainstream political parties are ignoring the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the Australian people, according to the environmental advocacy group Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

“The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI) report’s finding that 72 per cent of Australians believe Australia does not need more people is in line with similar findings from numerous other surveys in recent years,” says the national president of SPA, Ms Sandra Kanck.

April 11 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.

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