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Launch of SPA Discussion Paper: Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

26 November 2019 @ 10:00 am

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) launched our discussion paper, Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: The catch-up illusion, on 26 November 2019.

The launch was held in Sydney at the NSW State Library. The session was chaired by the President of SPA, the Hon. Sandra Kanck.  The keynote speaker was the Hon. Professor Bob Carr (SPA Patron) and the lead author of the paper, Leith Van Onselen from MacroBusiness, also spoke.  The event was very well attended by a cross section of the community, including concerned residents, environmentalists, academics and the media.

This paper and the launch was the culmination of several months’ effort by the SPA team.

    • A link to the full report can be found here
    • The media release can be found here

This paper should stimulate public awareness and discussion and influence our political leaders to take more seriously the issues of population growth.

You can help to add to the ‘buzz’ about this new paper by sharing this link with your friends and family.  If you are Twitter or Facebook users, please go to the SPA Facebook and Twitter pages, to share or re-tweet the post, which will be found as a pinned post at the top of the page.

    • Facebook link here
    • Twitter link here…  If you are tweeting, you may like to include some hashtags such as the following: #auspol #infrastructure  #populationgrowth  #population  #planning

With the ongoing support from SPA members and supporters, this will be the first of a series of well-researched, professional papers which will challenge mainstream thinking about population numbers.

Link to the discussion papers page



26 November 2019
10:00 am
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