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25 September 2008

Rudd repeats Hawke failure (Sept)

Dr Coulter continued, “Professor Garnaut in his recent supplementary report pointed out that an overall 10% reduction in national emissions by 2020 would require a 30% cut in per capita emissions but failed to draw the obvious conclusion that the Rudd Government’s push for ever higher population growth is making the job of reducing our national emissions much …

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15 May 2008

Budget ignores emerging environmental calamity (MAY)

By increasing Australia’s population through higher immigration and bigger baby bonuses, this week’s Budget ignores the emerging crises of climate change and the end of cheap conventional oil, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The Budget saw Australia’s official immigration rate increase to 190,300 from 177,000, on top of 100,000 temporary workers. The baby bonus …

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22 February 2008

Message to Garnaut: It’s tourism or the Barrier Reef, not both (Feb)

If Professor Ross Garnaut wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 90 per cent, then air travel and much of tourism has to go, according to Sustainable Population Australia Inc. (SPA). SPA National President, Dr John Coulter, commended Professor Garnaut’s call for cuts of 90 per cent or more but criticised him for saying the …

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21 February 2008

Past the time to give precedence to the environment: garnaut report (FEB)

Past the Time to give Precedence to the Environment: Garnaut Report    ‘One can only hope that the ignorance shown by Anna Bligh, the Premier of Queensland is not shared by our Prime Minister’ remarked Dr Coulter, this afternoon when he saw the Premier’s comments on the Garnaut Report. ‘The Queensland Premier seems not to realise …

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18 February 2008

Millennium goals: the score so far (FEB)

Population, peak oil and climate change will be hot topics in Canberra next month. Scientists and politicians from the UK, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia will speak at the conference “Population, Peak Oil and Climate Change: their impact on the Millennium Development Goals”. The conference will be at Rydges Lakeside Hotel on 14 &15 March. …

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31 January 2008

Keep but modify citizenship test (JAN)

Australia should keep the citizenship test but orient it toward the future rather than the past, according to Sustainable Population Australia inc (SPA). SPA National President, Dr John Coulter, says intending citizens should certainly think of Australia’s past. “But it is even more important that they understand the present and can participate in building a …

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29 October 2007

Howard/Rudd look to a future in the past (Oct)

‘More and faster growth is the mantra of both our leaders. Yet it is increasingly clear that population and economic growth are the main drivers toward an unsustainable future. In every single chapter of the massive United Nations GEO-4 Report, released just last week and written by hundreds of the world’s leading scientists across a …

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3 October 2007

Church leaders must go further than addressing climate change (OCT)

Church leaders are to be congratulated for their rallying cry on climate change but need to address root causes, according to Sustainable Population Australia inc (SPA). National President of SPA, Dr John Coulter, says that population growth is a major root cause of climate change along with consumption and dependence on fossil fuels to run …

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5 September 2007

Beattie call for 50 million reflects vested interests (SEPT)

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie’s call yesterday for an Australian population of 50 million echoes those by vested interests of the housing, construction and real estate industries, according to Sustainable Population Australia inc (SPA).   National President of SPA, Dr John Coulter, says that this is not surprising given the very large donations that members of …

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1 May 2007

Let the community determine SEQ’s growth (May)

The Queensland Government is pushing high growth in South East Queensland via the Local Growth Management Strategies that every local government must adopt in the coming months say conservationists. The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2002-2026 (SEQ Regional Plan) requires each local government in SEQ to prepare a Local Growth Management Strategy by 30 June …

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