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

Australian Population

World Population

    This documentary highlights the links between women's education, rightd and status in society to population growth, using Kerala in India as a success story case example.



Women Are The Answer documentary

   A BBC panel discussion on how we should tackle the issue of saving our own planet.  In their opening statements, Attenborough and Goodall both argue that population is the number 1   important issue to address.


The Selfish Green with David Attenborough and Jane Goodall

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SPA 30th Anniversary National AGM and afternoon Seminar

SPA was founded in 1988 in Canberra under the name Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population. It is appropriate that we celebrate our 30th birthday in the same city!

Date: 14 April, 2018.  AGM begins: 11am (come at 10.30am for morning tea).

Venue: Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton, ACT.

Afternoon seminar: 'Population Pressures in the Pacific' (1.30pm to 5pm), including afternoon tea, featuring a number of speakers including Senator Claire Moore. Senator Moore is the shadow minister for International Development and the Pacific and vice-chair of the Parliamentary Group on Population and Development.

All welcome. Please bring friends and non-members for the afternoon seminar.. $5 donation at the door.

March 8 2018

SPA Newsletter 131 - March 2018



William Rees on collapse
TAPRI on population surveys
Obituary: Paddy Weaver
Book reviews
Branch reports

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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