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27 July 2020

The sky will not fall due to slower population growth

(SPA media release 27/07/2020) Treasury projections that Australia’s population growth rate in 2021 will drop to 0.6 percent from 1.6 percent due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been welcomed by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has encouraged Australians to have more babies to bolster a flagging economy. President of SPA, Sandra Kanck, …

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9 July 2020

World population day 2020 – protect the rights of women and girls during covid

(SPA media release, 09th July, 2020)   Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for the rights of women and girls to be protected during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly with respect to reproductive health.   World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July, and this year’s goal is to raise awareness of women’s and girls’ sexual …

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21 April 2020

Deal with population growth as well as climate change this earth day

Population growth is as much a threat to the integrity of Earth’s ecosystems as climate change and must be addressed with equal urgency, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). This Wednesday 22 April marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate change. The first …

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31 March 2020

SPA statement to the COVID-19 pandemic

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) extends our sympathies and solidarity to all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during these very trying times.  We are deeply saddened for the thousands who have already lost their lives to this terrible disease and give our deepest sympathies to their families, friends and communities. We extend our thoughts to …

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19 February 2020

Student union accused of censorship

The Students Association of the Australian National University stands accused of censorship and shutting down debates, exactly the opposite of what one should expect in a modern university, says Sandra Kanck, President of environment group Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). National Vice-President of SPA, Ms Jenny Goldie, was booked more than a month ago to address …

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20 December 2019

Reduction in population growth rate welcome

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the reduction in Australia’s annual population growth rate from 1.6 per cent to 1.5 per cent over the past quarter. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its figures for the year ending 30 June yesterday. They showed Australia’s population in June was 25,364,300, an increase of 381,600 people …

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26 November 2019

Official launch – population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Official Launch with Professor the Hon. Bob Carr and Leith van Onselen, MacroBusiness Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion A new report commissioned by Sustainable Population Australia Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10am The Metcalfe Room, State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney This is a FREE event. Includes morning tea. RSVP your …

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26 November 2019

Report finds infrastructure backlog too big for catch-up

Unless Australia’s population growth is substantially reduced, it is an illusion to believe that infrastructure will ever catch up, according to a report launched today by the Hon Bob Carr. The report called “Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion,” was commissioned by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The lead author was Leith van …

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6 November 2019

Climate scientists say ending population growth essential part of dealing with climate crisis

(Sustainable Population Australia media release Nov 06 2019)     Stabilising world population is an essential part of dealing with the climate emergency, according to the report signed by over 11,000 scientists in 153 countries released yesterday.   Sustainable Population Australia welcomed the report, saying the role of population growth in climate change has been …

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15 October 2019

Stopping population growth critical to ending hunger

This year, World Food Day (October 16) calls for action to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. If this is to be achieved, population growth must be slowed and even reversed, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Sandra Kanck, SPA national president, says more than 80 million people in the world …

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