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

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Dr Cameron Murrary (Macro Business, Sustainable Australia) debunks some long held ageing myths.

Dr Cameron Murray
Dr Cameron Murrary - SPA public Forum

Former Labor MP Kelvin Thomson presented to the SPA public forum in Brisbane

Kelvin Thomson
Kelvin Thomson, SPA forum 2019

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SPA Newsletter 135 - May 2019

In this issue you will find a front page story about the winner of the inaugural Mary E White Unsung Hero award, and the fourth Life Membership issued by SPA. Inside are excellent articles from Bill Schlesinger, Crispin Hull, Judith Sloan and Sue Arnold. There's a book review of "Empty Planet" and a report from our hard-working Communications' Manager. And as always, the branch reports, including one that covers the recent successful weekend in Brisbane that included the AGM, a seminar and national executive meeting

Political parties must acknowledge population growth as a leading cause of biodiversity loss

In response to the sweeping U.N. report that says one million species are at risk of extinction, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) urges our federal and state governments and political parties to urgently acknowledge that population growth is a leading cause of biodiversity loss.

The report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was compiled by nearly 150 authors from 50 nations, working for three years. Each member nation signed off on the findings.

May 8 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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