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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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29 April 2024

SPA welcomes new president and Patron

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed Metallurgist and corporate analyst Peter Strachan as its new president. Former leader of the Australian Democrats Dr John Coulter has also been appointed SPA’s sixth Patron. Mr Strachan is well known in the Perth community and has been active in the population debate for 45 years.  For 17 years …

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16 April 2024

Public meeting will address Australia’s unsustainable population growth

At a public meeting in Adelaide on Saturday organised by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), expert speakers will explain why Australia’s current rapid population growth is unsustainable. SPA is currently running a campaign ‘Say NO to Big Australia!’ In the year ending 30 September 2023, Australia grew by 659,800 people, at a growth rate of  2.5%, …

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11 April 2024

Majority say Australia does not need more people: TAPRI survey

  According to the latest survey from The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI), a decisive 71% of voters say Australia does not need more people. Jenny Goldie, national president of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says there is a large and growing voter constituency concerned about the level of immigration despite support from Business, Labor Government …

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6 April 2024

Access to contraception is a fundamental right

  Media release for World Health Day, 7 April 2024   On the eve of World Health Day, the theme of which is ‘My Health, My Right’, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says that the right to health must include the right to sexual, reproductive and maternal healthcare services, and most importantly, access to contraception. Among …

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21 March 2024

Population growth rate figures even more shocking than last quarter

  The population growth rate figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday are even more shocking than those released three months ago, says Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). According to the ABS, for the year ending 30 September 2023, Australia’s population growth rate was 2.5%, equivalent to that of Nigeria, Senegal and Somalia, …

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21 March 2024

Growing global population placing increasing demand on water

  Media release for World Water Day (22 March 2024) Water, a finite resource, is under growing pressure from growing populations at both national and global levels, says Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). According to SPA, this threatens both social and international stability. SPA national president Jenny Goldie says currently about half the world’s population experiences …

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14 March 2024

Population growth is unsustainable regardless of action to reduce impact

  The SA/NT branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the State of Environment 2023 (SoE) report for South Australia which states that human activities are the greatest driver of environmental change. According to the report, unless we reduce our impacts, adapt to our environment and better appreciate that our health and wellbeing is …

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7 March 2024

International Woman’s Day: Empowering women begins with reproductive rights

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has endorsed the theme of this year’s International Woman’s Day , namely, ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’,  which is aimed at tackling women’s economic disempowerment. SPA says, however, that economic progress for women is conditional on a number of factors, not least the ability to determine when (or indeed if) …

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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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