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PUBLIC SEMINAR – “Population pressures in the Pacific”

14 April 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall St, Barton ACT

1.30 to 5pm Saturday 14 April 2018


Speakers – first session:

Dr Chris McMurray – ‘Population Pressure in the Pacific: not just a matter of numbers’

Since 1982 Chris McMurray has held various teaching and visiting appointments in ANU’s School of Demography. From 1998 until 2002 she Headed the Demography Program at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community in New Caledonia, and since then has been a free-lance consultant working on Pacific population and socio-economic development.


Dr Bryant Allen – ‘Population growth and sustainable food production in PNG’

Bryant Allen is an Honorary Associate Professor in the department of Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Among his main research interests are food security and shifting cultivation systems in Papua New Guinea. He continues to visit Papua New Guinea and in 2016 spent five weeks in the East Sepik village he first lived in for 15 months in 1971 and 1972.


Ms Rarawa Amberoti – ‘How climate change will affect Kiribati’

Rarawa Amberoti is from Kiribati and studying for a Master of Climate Change at ANU.


Afternoon tea: 3 – 3.30pm


Speakers – second session

Senator Claire Moore – ‘Population Pressures in the Pacific’

Claire Moore is Labor Senator for Queensland. In July 2016, she was appointed Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific. She is active on a number of Parliamentary committees.


Dr Joanne Epp – ‘Population, Family Planning and Potential’

Joanne Epp is a senior health economist with extensive international experience in economics, research and policy analysis including work at the World Bank, UNFPA, NSW Treasury, KPMG, and the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy.   She has been a Women’s Plans Foundation Trustee and Board Member since 2013.

Panel of all speakers


Seminar organised by Sustainable Population Australia to mark its 30th birthday.



14 April 2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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