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WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY - SUPPORT FOR CONTRACEPTION CRITICAL

There are 214 million women worldwide who do not have access to modern contraception and are therefore unable to exercise reproductive choice, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Saturday 26th September is World Contraception Day. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the purpose of the day is to improve awareness of contraceptive methods, to enhance the availability of these, and to enable people – young and old – to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

 

September 25 2020

SPA Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into National Water Reform

On 22nd May 2020, the Productivity Commission (PC) released their terms of reference asking for public submissions into their inquiry regarding national water reform.

According to their website:

August 26 2020

EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY RETREATS THREE WEEKS, BUT FOR WRONG REASON

(SPA media release August 20, 2020)

 

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) welcomes the retreat by three weeks of Earth Overshoot Day, from 1 August last year to 22 August this year. SPA, however, regrets that the Covid pandemic has been the cause, rather than deliberate government policy to reduce the impact of human activity on the planet.

 

August 20 2020

SPA Newsletter 140 - August 2020

In this newsletter you will find

SPA Submission to the Temporary Migration Parliamentary Inquiry

On 5 December 2019, The Federal Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Temporary Migration to inquire into and report on the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions.  SPA wrote a submission in response to the inquiry.  All submissions can be read at the Inquiry website here at time of writing  (06/08/2020).

August 6 2020

Will global population peak below 10 billion?

 

This month new projections of global population growth were published in the prestigeous journal The Lancet, anticipating a peak of 9.7 billion people around 2064 - much lower than the United Nations projects. But these findings have been challenged in an analysis by SPA member Dr. Jane O'Sullivan, which can be read here at 'The Overpopulation Project'.

 

July 31 2020

The sky will not fall due to slower population growth

(SPA media release 27/07/2020)

 

Treasury projections that Australia’s population growth rate in 2021 will drop to 0.6 percent from 1.6 percent due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been welcomed by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

The Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has encouraged Australians to have more babies to bolster a flagging economy.

 

July 27 2020

WORLD POPULATION DAY 2020 - PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS DURING COVID

 

(SPA media release, 09th July, 2020)

 

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for the rights of women and girls to be protected during the COVID-19 crisis, particularly with respect to reproductive health.

 

World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July, and this year’s goal is to raise awareness of women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health needs and of their vulnerabilities during the pandemic.

 

July 9 2020

Australia’s COVID-19 recovery must question our breakneck population growth

SPA is one again on the pulse to debate on the society that we want after COVID-19  and to ensure that we break from the past mistake that have lead us to our current predicaments.

SPA Member and VicTas branch committee member Hamish Burns had an articles published on this very issue in the esteemed journal 'Independent Australia'

We republish below with Hamish's permission

June 27 2020

UNSUNG HERO AWARD GOES TO CANBERRA RESIDENT

At its national AGM on Saturday, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) awarded the annual Mary E White Unsung Hero award to Colin Samundsett of Farrer.

Dr Mary White was a renowned author and paleo-botanist who died two years ago. She had been one of five Patrons of SPA.

SPA National President, Hon Sandra Kanck, says Colin Samundsett was the kind of member that every organisation wished for: committed to its ideals and prepared to put the time into making it work.

May 25 2020

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