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9 July 2021

The world cannot cope with another two billion people by 2050

MEDIA RELEASE – WORLD POPULATION DAY – 11 JULY 202   The world cannot cope with another two billion people by 2050 On World Population Day 2021 (July 11), Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says the world cannot cope with another two billion people by mid-century. The UN says global population will grow from 7.7 billion …

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28 June 2021

Intergenerational report (IGR) 2021: SPA responds

Nothing to fear from a smaller, older population Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) believes there is nothing to fear from the downward projection of population size in the Inter-Generational Report (IGR) from 40 million to 38.8 million by 2061. National President Jenny Goldie says what is to be feared are the environmental, social and economic cost …

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2 June 2021

Help Restore Ecosystems by Ending Population Growth: World Environment Day

Sustainable Population Australia MEDIA RELEASE (02/06/2021) Help restore ecosystems by ending population growth With ‘Restoring Ecosystems’ as the theme for World Environment Day (5 June), Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is urging an end to population growth as a top priority. SPA National President Ms Jenny Goldie says that restoring ecosystems is an excellent objective; nevertheless, …

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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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