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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Overpopulation facts - the problem no one will discuss

Alexandra Paul at TEDxTopanga

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

The Pitch: Convince us to halve the population

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Silver tsunami or silver lining? Why we should not fear an ageing population

Sustainable Population Australia – Discussion Paper

Lead Author: Jane O’Sullivan
October 2020

October 27 2020

Media Release: New report finds nothing to fear from an ageing population


EMBARGOED until Wednesday 28 October 2020

A discussion paper released this week finds that an ageing population is ‘more of a silver lining than a silver tsunami’. In a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease, the paper concludes that federal government policy of rapid population growth to off-set ageing brings far greater problems than any brought on by ageing itself.

October 26 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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