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7 May 2021

Low immigration will boost jobs and incomes

Sustainable Population Australia MEDIA RELEASE (04/05/2021) Skilled migration into Australia should have stricter labour market testing and a required income threshold to ensure migrant labour is not used to undercut Australian workers. This is the thrust of a submission by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) to the ongoing parliamentary inquiry into skilled migration. SPA National President …

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20 April 2021

Restoring the earth means ending population growth

MEDIA RELEASE (20/04/2021)   For this year’s Earth Day, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for an end to population growth nationally and globally as the first critical step towards the restoration of our gravely diminished natural landscapes and biodiversity. “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth” is the theme of the 2021 Earth Day which is …

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28 March 2021

Population growth slowdown is welcome

Sustainable Population Australia MEDIA RELEASE (28/03/2021) Population growth slowdown is welcome: SPA   The slowing of Australia’s population growth is a welcome development, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). SPA National President, Hon. Sandra Kanck, says that the slowdown is a chance to change course from the high population growth, ‘Big Australia’ path of the …

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22 March 2021

Australia is a laggard in international support for women’s rights

On International Women’s Day, the recent rape scandals in Australia’s Federal Parliament highlight how far Australia has to go to achieve gender equality, says Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). “While Australia is receiving a timely wake-up call to recommit to women’s rights, many countries around the world have a very long way to go to give …

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8 February 2021

Australian premiere of acclaimed childfree documentary to be screened late February

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) are partnering with filmmaker Maxine Trump on the Australian premiere of her award winning film To Kid or Not to Kid in Melbourne and Perth on the 26 and 27 February.   Hailed by critics as a ‘thoughtful and insightful film’ (The Scotsman) and ‘Candid and empathetic’ (the New York Times), …

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11 December 2020

Lower birth rates are a welcome trend for Australia

Australia’s birth rate is declining, but this is no cause for concern, according to the president of Sustainable Population Australia, the Hon. Sandra Kanck. Ms Kanck was speaking in response to the release of new ABS data which shows that the 2019 fertility rate was 1.66 births per woman. Fertility has been declining gradually over …

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6 December 2020

Lower population growth projections for Australia welcomed

Findings from the federal government’s first Population Statement, which projects reduced population growth through to 2031, have been welcomed by the president of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The Statement is projecting average population growth of 1.1 percent over the coming decade, compared to the 1.6 percent (more than 400,000 per year) in the past decade.  …

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26 October 2020

Media release: New report finds nothing to fear from an ageing population

EMBARGOED until Wednesday 28 October 2020 A discussion paper released this week finds that an ageing population is ‘more of a silver lining than a silver tsunami’. In a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease, the paper concludes that federal government policy of rapid population growth to off-set ageing brings far …

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18 October 2020

Bob Brown’s comments on population welcomed

(Media release, 18/10/2020)   Bob Brown’s call for Australia to lead a mature discussion about the need to reduce global population growth has been welcomed by the president of environmental advocacy group Sustainable Population Australia. Dr Brown’s comments were reported in The Weekend Australian of 17-18 October (“Greens must push cut to population: Brown”).   …

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24 September 2020

World contraception day – support for contraception critical

(SPA media release 24th September 2020) (SPA also contributed an opinion article to The Overpopulation Project  for World Contraception Day.  Link to the article: “Why global support for contraception is critical in the pandemic age”  can be found here)   There are 214 million women worldwide who do not have access to modern contraception and …

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