Media Releases

17 September 2001

Address root causes of terrorist violence (SEPT)

Sep 17, 2001 for International Day of Peace – 18 September While attributing recent terrorist attacks to fundamentalist Islamic groups, the West must also address the root causes of this violence, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). National President of SPA, Dr Harry Cohen, says more consideration must be given to the underlying political, economic and …

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6 September 2001

Human activities cause species decline (SEPT)

Sep 6, 2001 for National Threatened Species Day – 7 September Humans are now bringing about more extinctions than any other single factor since the end of the dinosaurs, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Species become extinct from a range of human activities including the introduction of alien species, habitat destruction or fragmentation, and from …

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4 September 2001

Tampa crisis highlights lack of policy direction (SEPT)

The Tampa crisis underscores the lack of clear policy direction of all political parties, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). SPA says that through all the recent controversy the environmental consequences of immigration and influx of asylum seekers have barely rated a mention. National President of SPA, Dr Harry Cohen, says both major parties when …

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11 July 2001

Time for Melbourne to stop growing (JUL)

MELBOURNE, VIC Jul 11, 2001 for World Population Day – July 11 Melbourne cannot sustain a growth rate of four per cent a year, according Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Dr Peter Carter, Victorian President of SPA, says if Melbourne continues to grow at this rate for the rest of the century, its borders will extend halfway …

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11 July 2001

Bleak future for our children and wildlife (JUL)

CLEVELAND, QLD Jul 11, 2001 for World Population Day – July 11 Population growth is destroying the region’s biodiversity, placing increased pressure on our social structures and leaving a bleak future for our children and wildlife according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) spokesperson, Simon Baltais. “The 11th of July is World Population Day, and while the …

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11 July 2001

Sydney can take neither sprawl nor infill (JUL)

SYDNEY, NSW Jul 11, 2001 for World Population Day – July 11 Sydney can cope with neither urban sprawl nor higher urban densities, according to the NSW branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Branch president, Mr Tomi Strugar, says the only solution is to end population growth in the city as soon as possible. “There are …

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11 July 2001

Time to end population growth in Canberra region (JUL)

CANBERRA, ACT Jul 11, 2001 for World Population Day – July 11 Canberrans are placing undue stress on the environment and it is time to end population growth in the region, according to the Canberra branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Branch President of SPA, Giff Jones, says World Population Day (July 11) is a good …

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4 June 2001

Population: the forgotten environmental issue (JUN)

Population growth, combined with rising individual consumption, is pushing the planet beyond its natural limits, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Global population is still growing by 77 million a year, mainly in developing countries, despite the transition to low birth rates in most western countries. Speaking on the eve of World Environment Day, SPA …

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27 April 2001

Immigration levels already too high: SPA (APR)

Immigration levels are already way too high, according to Dr Harry Cohen, National President of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Dr Cohen was responding too the Federal Government announcement yesterday that immigration levels would be lifted by 6000 to 85,000. “These numbers do not even tell the real story,” said Dr Cohen. “Last year, net overseas …

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23 April 2001

Population growth fuels biodiversity loss: Lowe (APR)

SPA Inc., SE-QLD Branch, Media Release CLEVELAND, QLD Unless we arrest human population growth, SEQ residents will continue to lose the values that they cherish warns world reknown sustainability expert, Professor Ian Lowe. Addressing a gathering of over 100 people at the Grand View Hotel as guests of the SEQ Branch of Sustainable Population Australia …

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