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5 June 2021

SPA releases updated population position and policy statement

SPA has released a revised statement on its population position and policies. The statement lays out the basic scientific facts and moral principles that guide SPA’s position and policy recommendations on population. In particular this new statement explains: What are SPA’s Vision, Mission and Objectives Why it is necessary to bring an end to population …

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3 June 2021

SPA response to ABC Life Matters with Hilary Harper: ‘Is Australia’s population getting too big?’

You may have heard the ABC Radio National Life Matters program: “Talkback: Is Australia’s population getting too big?” featuring Hilary Harper in discussion with Dr Liz Allen and Professor Tim Soutphommasane.  It was broadcast on Monday 31 May 2021 and featured the usual tropes and misinformation. Our national President, Jenny Goldie,  wrote a response to …

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2 April 2021

First nation perspective on population and migration policy on post-growth Australia podcast

Professor Anne Poelina, Chair of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council and a Nyikina Warrwa Traditional Owner,  talks with SPA’s communication manager Michael Bayliss on the latest episode of PGAP.  The interview can be played below.   https://aphid.fireside.fm/d/1437767933/17723385-3cd9-4642-b57d-6de8191b8794/ba761f09-3346-4526-9b1d-00e178b80cc7.mp3     Prof.  Poelina is a custodian of her family’s connection to Mardoowarra, at the lower end of …

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28 March 2021

SPA in the media to respond to australia’s population slowdown

SPA national president Sandra Kanck was invited for interview on Afternoons with James Valentine, ABC Sydney Radio, on 25th March 2001. The Segment was titled “Australia’s population has shrunk. What is the ideal population for this country?”  A week prior, ABC Sydney interviewed Dr Liz Allen who raised concerns of Australia’s population slow down on …

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16 October 2020

SPA responds to Federal 2020 budget in podcast interview with Leith van Onselen

SPA’s Communication Manager Michael Bayliss responds to the federal 2020 budget in the latest episode of Post Growth Australia Podcast  (PGAP).  A link to the PGAP series – which have been made possible by our generous SPA members and donations from the broader community – can be found on our home page or by clicking …

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4 May 2020

COVID-19 and population – an update

(image by Anna Shvets via Pexels)   As the coronavirus crisis claimed more victims in Australia, particularly from amongst cruise ship passengers, the words “Petri dish” became part of common language. Named for the German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri, it is a shallow, circular dish used for culturing bacteria and other microorganisms. Cruise ships, not …

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