Media Releases

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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26 October 2000

Children’s education and health hampered by population growth (OCT)

Continued population growth in many countries is hampering efforts to provide universal primary school education, according to Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population (AESP). National President of AESP, Dr Harry Cohen, says many countries such as Papua New Guinea are unlikely to meet the UN goal of universal primary school education because of the explosion …

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13 October 2000

World May go hungry if population growth continues (OCT)

Many countries and regions may experience hunger if population growth continues to outstrip growth in food production, according to Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population (AESP). Speaking on the eve of World Food Day (October 16), National President of AESP, Dr Harry Cohen, said that the annual growth in grain production dropped to only one …

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18 October 1999

Leading Australians call for more population aid (OCT)

Leading figures in the literary, environment, indigenous affairs, medical and foreign aid communities are among 934 signatories to a petition submitted today to the House of Representatives The petition, circulated for last week’s Day of Six Billion (October 12, designated by the UN to symbolise when the world’s population passed six billion), calls on the …

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