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19 April 2022

SPA is seeking to employ a Social Media and Promotions Coordinator

  NOTE:  THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW EXPIRED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTION In recent years,  SPA’s social media presence has continued to expand.  Online campaigning has become an increasingly important focus of our marketing and community outreach. As such,  we are seeking to professionalise our online media …

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19 April 2022

Looking back at the 2022 Fenner Conference – Making Australian Agriculture Sustainable

The video recordings of conference are now available for public viewing.  They may be watched from the Fenner 2022 website (link here) or the Fenner 2022 conference YouTube channel (link here).  A selection of videos may also be viewed directly from the SPA website (link here). The Australian Academy of Science gave Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) the …

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16 April 2022

Ian Lowe and Jane O’Sullivan interviewed for new climate change discussion paper

Prof. Ian Lowe and Dr. Jane O’Sullivan,  two of the authors of SPA’s latest discussion paper,  ‘Population and Climate Change’ were interviewed on the Post Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)  hosted by SPA communication manager Michael Bayliss.   From the summary of the episode: “Did you know that climate mitigation models show that the only scenarios …

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9 March 2022
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Charles Massy interviewed for ‘Fenner Special’ episode of PGAP

Charles Massy is interviewed by SPA’s Communications Manager Michael Bayliss in the latest episode of the SPA supported  Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP).  He discusses regenerative agriculture and to promote the upcoming Fenner Conference ‘Making Agriculture Sustainable.’ Charles Massy will be a keynote speaker at the conference and has become a household name in regenerative farming. …

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26 February 2022

SPA Patron Ian Lowe interviewed on Radio National

On Saturday 26th February,  Professor Ian Lowe was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s ‘The Science Show’  hosted by Robyn Williams. During the 15 minute interview,  Lowe discussed some of the core arguments from SPA’s new discussion paper, ‘Population and Climate Change’  that he co-wrote with Dr.  Jane O’Sullivan and Dr. Peter Cook.   The interview …

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2 February 2022

UN: More than a third of Nobel laureates cite population rise as the biggest threat to humankind.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs  shared this startling news in their Feature Article and video here,  courtesy of the ‘Voice Un Desa’ Newsletter. “More than a third of 50 recently surveyed Nobel laureates cited “population rise / environmental degradation” as the biggest threat to humankind. Second on the list was “nuclear war”, …

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2 February 2022

A new petition to ‘Rethink Big Australia’ before the election

SPA member Simon Cole (currently on the QLD branch committee) has launched a new online petition calling for a reconsideration of Australia’s population policy before the next Federal election.   While this is not an official SPA campaign,  nevertheless,  we recommend heading to the change.org site and adding your signature to the petition. Link to the …

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26 January 2022

SPA AGM 2022 Notice

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday 19 March 2022 at 11am. (Morning tea will be served at 10.30am.) Pavilion Room, Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Charles Sturt University, 15 Blackall St, Barton, ACT 2600. You can also participate in the AGM online on Zoom,  link here All financial members of SPA are welcome to attend. There …

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