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16 February 2009

Give the west papuans refuge (Jan)

The West Papuan asylum seekers who recently arrived by outrigger canoe should be given at least temporary refuge in Australia, according to Sustainable Population Australia inc. (SPA). National President of SPA, Ms Jenny Goldie, says the 43 West Papuans, currently housed on Christmas Island, clearly fit the definition of political refugee under the 1951 Refugee …

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16 February 2009

Reproductive health funding will help fight aids (Nov)

30 November 2005 More funding for reproductive health services will help combat the scourge of AIDS, according to Sustainable Population Australia inc (SPA). On the eve of World Aids Day, SPA National president Ms Jenny Goldie says couples need better access to condoms and other safe, affordable measures that have the dual role of stopping …

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16 February 2009

Population growth root of much conflict (JUL)

Jul 9, 2003 Population growth is the root cause of many of the world’s conflicts, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). SPA National President Dr Harry Cohen says a prime example is the situation in the Solomon Islands where Australian troops are being sent to keep order. “This small island nation has a fragile resource …

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16 February 2009

Population growth stymies greenhouse targets (Mar)

26 March 2007 A record 135,000 babies were born in the last six months in Australia, and immigration has reached a 17 year high, making the task of meeting future greenhouse gas emission targets virtually unattainable, according to Sustainable Population Australia Inc (SPA). Australia’s latest population growth rate of 1.32 per cent – considered high …

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16 February 2009

Queensland environment groups call for moratorium on growth in SEQ (JUN)

Thursday, 14 June 2007 Environment groups meeting at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast last Sunday, 10th June, called for a moratorium on Local Growth Management Strategies (LGMS’s) under the South East Queensland Regional Plan until after the local government elections in 2008, when local residents would have the chance to vote for candidates based …

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16 February 2009

Generosity hides greed (NOV)

‘Both Labor and the Coalition simulate generosity to home buyers while deliberately, and with selfish motive, driving up house prices through rapid and forced population growth’ said Dr John Coulter today, commenting on the announced policies of both parties. ‘The various subsidies and handouts promised by both parties to would-be struggling home buyers will circulate …

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16 February 2009

Latest population figures ‘Sheer Madness’ (Sept)

25 September 2007.  It is sheer madness for Australia to assume it can sustain population growth figures of 307,100 per annum, or 1.5 per cent, according to Sustainable Population Australia inc (SPA). Figures released yesterday from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that 54 per cent of this growth was from net overseas migration …

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16 February 2009

Why A baby bust when the economy is booming? (FEB)

  Feb 2, 2003 At a meeting in Melbourne tomorrow, visiting world-renowned anthropologist and demographer Virginia Abernethy will address why Australian birth rates are relatively low at a time of economic growth. Virginia Abernethy is an anthropologist whose area of specialisation is immigration and population research. She is a leading exponent of the “Fertility Opportunity …

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16 February 2009

SPA supports AMWU push to salvage local jobs from gas fire sale (OCT)

    Oct 23, 2003 First we sold the gas, then we sold the jobs. Resource companies developing the gas fields of the NW shelf are approximately 90% foreign owned. The majority of the gas is being sold to China. According to the government itself, the gas is being sold at rock bottom prices. In …

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16 February 2009

Government inaction on population growth is destroying South east Queensland (APR)

The inaction of the Queensland Government to implement stronger planning controls on population growth in South East Queensland is resulting in the destruction of the region’s many values say conservationists. A public forum titled “Populating the life out of paradise” held at Redlands IndigiScapes on Saturday, noted that SEQ’s population growth was unsustainable, resulting in …

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