A population parable

Once there was a village with 10 families who shared a 1000 litre waste bin between them. This meant they could each put in 100 litres of waste before the bin was full. The waste collection truck would come each month and swap the bin with another 1000 litre bin. However one day the waste …

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Overloading Australia

This is the first book published in Australia that argues the ‘heretical’ view that Australia is overpopulated, and that government plans to increase our population by another 40 per cent by 2050 are irresponsible folly. Mark O’connor and William Lines show why it is necessary to cap Australia’s population growth, and that it is possible …

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The population bomb

This description is from the Wikipedia article on The Population Bomb ( The Population Bomb was a best-selling book written by Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich (who was uncredited), in 1968. It warned of the mass starvation of humans in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major …

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Happiness is small town life

If you want to be happier, live in a country town with fewer than 30,000 people. Article Link:

Have increases in population, affluence and technology worsened human and environmental well-being?

This paper examines whether over the long term, empirical data supports Neo-Malthusian fears that exponential population growth would lead to increasing resource scarcity, and that increases in population, affluence and technology would worsen human and environmental well-being. Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development By Indur M. Goklany Article Link:

Growing pains trouble Rudd in big Australia – April 10

Australia is now in what passes for a “debate” about the size of its population. But would you define this as a debate? Article Link:

Govt names communities at risk of climate change

The Victorian Government has released maps showing the possible effects of sea level rises on vulnerable coastal regions over the next 100 years. ABC News Posted Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:38pm AEDT Article Link:

Kelvin Thomson joins population roll of honour

Sustainable Population Australia   MEDIA RELEASE 18th August, 2009   KELVIN THOMSON JOINS POPULATION ROLL OF HONOUR   Kelvin Thomson’s brilliant speech on population in Federal Parliament last night allows him to be placed on an Australian honour roll of politicians who understand the detrimental impacts of population growth, according to Sustainable Population Australia Inc …

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Media release – foreign minister commended on lifting gag rule

11 March 2009Sustainable Population Australia Inc (SPA) warmly congratulates the ForeignMinister, Stephen Smith, on his decision today to lift Australia’s version of the ‘globalgag rule’.The gag rule was a guideline that prevented Australian overseas aid money going toany non-government organisation that undertook or even advised on abortion,including in countries where abortion was legal. It was …

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Bigger isn’t always better for Australia

Successive Australian population inquiries – some independent, some commissioned by government – have all recommended the adoption of an Australian population policy. Successive Australian governments have all rejected those recommendations. The Keating Government took the unusual step of refusing to respond to the tabled report of the 1994 Jones Inquiry into Australia’s population “carrying capacity”. …

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