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

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              Tongue in cheek pitch made to The Gruen.  We kind of like the result!

The Pitch: Convince us to halve the population


Tim Flannery spoke to SPA about why population sustainability matters

Meet Our Patron Tim Flannery

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SPA Newsletter 140 - August 2020

In this newsletter you will find

SPA Submission to the Temporary Migration Parliamentary Inquiry

On 5 December 2019, The Federal Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Temporary Migration to inquire into and report on the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions.  SPA wrote a submission in response to the inquiry.  All submissions can be read at the Inquiry website here at time of writing  (06/08/2020).

August 6 2020

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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