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14 June 2024

It’s the population growth – stupid! SPA Responds to ABS data

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) congratulates Australians for making a sensible and sustainable choice to have smaller families. Despite the nation’s total population rising by 8.2 million since 2000, The Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that 15,900 fewer babies were born in the year to December 2023 than in the previous year, limiting natural population …

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11 June 2024

Thousands of Australians call for an end to rapid population growth

  Many well-known and respected names such as Dick Smith AO, economist Leith van Onselen and Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe, have joined over twelve thousand Australians to sign a position statement calling for the stabilisation of Australia’s population. Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) National President, Peter Strachan, said the Position Statement went public in the last …

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8 June 2024

Don’t stop immigration – just reduce it

  With immigration soaring to stratospheric heights above 10,000 per week, there have been calls to halt immigration, at least until housing and infrastructure catch up. Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says it just needs to be reduced, not eliminated altogether. Immigration is only an issue because it is the main contributor to population growth and, …

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3 June 2024

Swelling numbers of people drive desertification and land degradation

World Environment Day (5 June) is a day to acknowledge humanity’s impacts on nature, and to lift ambition to end its destruction, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The theme of this year’s World Environment Day reflects the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 15, namely, to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, …

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23 May 2024

Coalition’s plan for 160,000 NOM a step in the right direction

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the federal Coalition’s plan to reduce annual net overseas migration (NOM) to 160,000, saying it is “a step in the right direction”. In the year ending 30 September 2023, NOM reached 548,800. SPA national president, Peter Strachan, says recent levels of NOM were totally unsustainable in social and …

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20 May 2024

Human population a major factor in habitat loss and biodiversity decline

  On the eve of the International Day for Biodiversity (IDB), Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) calls on governments, including our own, to  acknowledge that human population numbers and growth are primary causes of  habitat loss and, in turn, biodiversity decline. WWF’s 2022 Living Planet Report revealed the world had seen an average 69% drop in mammal, bird, …

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16 May 2024

A bucket full of shiny things won’t displace a barrel full of pain

The federal budget attempts to appease struggling households with a few hand-outs, while maintaining the underlying drivers of per capita recession, says Sustainable Population Australia president Peter Strachan. “The main reason Australia’s post-Covid inflation is more persistent than in other developed countries is our run-away population growth, sending rents and building costs skyrocketing,” said Mr …

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14 May 2024

2024 Federal budget must address housing affordability and protect the environment

  Ahead of the 2024 Federal Budget, environmental protection organisation, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is searching for evidence that the Treasurer will follow through on his commitment to prioritise the wellbeing of citizens. SPA National President, Peter Strachan said: “A single focus on Australia’s national trade in goods as services, as calculated by its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), …

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10 May 2024

NSW Biodiversity report fails to mention underlying cause of decline

Sustainable Population Australia is alarmed that the NSW Biodiversity Outlook Report 2024 fails to identify population numbers and growth as the underlying causes of biodiversity decline in the state. SPA national president Peter Strachan, says habitat loss is cited as the major threat to biodiversity; yet the report does not explain why this habitat loss …

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8 May 2024

Security leaders’ warnings demand proactive response

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the report Too hot to handle the scorching reality of Australia’s climate–security failure released this week by the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group (ASLCG). The ASLCG report is highly critical of the federal government for not recognising climate change as a major security risk. It warns that the …

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