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14 February 2024

Reduce pressures on wildlife by stabilising human numbers

    Sustainable Population Australia has called for the stabilisation of human population numbers in light of a UN Report that reveals migratory wildlife are in a shocking state. The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report was launched on Monday by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). …

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5 February 2024

SPA mourns loss of Lowitja O’Donohue

  Sustainable Population Australia is mourning the loss of its former trustee, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, who died in Adelaide yesterday. Dr O’Donohue was the inaugural chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and patron of the Lowitja Institute, a research institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. SPA national …

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25 January 2024

27 million ‘milestone’ no cause for celebration

  Australia’s passing the 27 million population milestone is a matter of deep concern and not a cause for celebration, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ population clock, the milestone was passed at 3.45pm on Wednesday 24 January. It was helped along by a record 624,100 population increase …

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23 January 2024

SPA welcomes axing of “golden visa” scheme

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the government’s closure of the Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) in light of claims that it had a profoundly negative impact on the economy. The Significant Investor visa strand of the program required a minimum investment of $5 million in Australia and conferred an automatic right of …

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16 December 2023

Half a million net migration shows Government totally lost control

The Australian population grew by 2.4 per cent (624,100 people) in the year to 30 June 2023, according to figures just released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Net overseas migration contributed 518,100 – an all-time record. This is a growth rate typical of Third World countries, not a rich country in the OECD, according to …

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11 December 2023

Too little too late: immigration tweaks will be far from sustainable

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says that, while some aspects of the migration reform package are welcome and long overdue, it falls short in reducing migration to a sustainable level. Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil is misleading the Australian people in claiming that these reforms will bring us back to a ‘normal’ and ‘sustainable’ level …

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9 December 2023

Human Rights Day: Protect human rights of women and children in areas of conflict

  MEDIA RELEASE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, 10 December. Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) calls for the protection of the human rights of women and children in areas of conflict, not least Gaza and the Ukraine. SPA condemns both the 7 October attack against the people of Israel, including the horrific rape of women, and the …

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24 November 2023

Lack of access to contraception is a form of violence against women

  Media release for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November   On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) claims that denying women access to contraception is a form of violence. SPA national president Jenny Goldie says …

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14 October 2023

Population growth must end if people are to be fed: world food day 2023

  On World Food Day, we are reminded that increasing numbers of people are going to bed hungry and population growth is the main cause, says Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). After decades of improvement in food security, undernourishment has been rising again in the last few years. The World Food Program (WFP) estimates as many …

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10 October 2023

On International Day of the Girl, “Let a girl be a girl”: SPA

  On October 11, the International Day of the Girl Child, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for a universal concept of ‘Let a girl be a girl’ until they reach full maturity. According to UNFPA (UN Population Fund), more than 640 million women alive today were married in childhood. In the developing world, nearly …

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