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SPA takes on Liz Allen, Australia's extinction crisis, AND revamps our PopForum

 

President message: e-news, Oct 012018

 

SPA’s activism on your behalf continues with our submission to the Senate Environment Committee’s inquiry into ‘Australia’s Faunal Extinction Crisis’. You can read it here: https://population.org.au/articles/2018-09-18/spas-submission-senate-env....

October 5 2018

SPA Newsletter 133 - October 2018

In this issue we farewell Patron Mary White and welcome new Patron Katharine Betts. You will find a number of Opinion pieces and a review of the important paper by John Bongaarts and Brian C O'Neill as to whether population had been 'left out in the cold' in terms of climate action. There's a book review of Edward O Wilson's 'Half-Earth', a report from our new Communication Officer Michael Bayliss, and how to join the members-only online PopForum. And as always, reports from our six branches. Happy reading!

Victoria and Tasmania Branch AGM and Seminar 2018

Sustainable Population Australia (Victorian and Tasmanian branch) Annual General Meeting

Saturday September 29th 2018 at 2.30 pm Hawthorn Library meeting rooms 3-4, 584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

NOMINATIONS for COMMITTEE POSITIONS:  Financial members of SPA may nominate for any committee position, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or committee member Please email before 28th September to victas@population.org.au  or write to: RETURNING  OFFICER , SUSTAINABLE POPULATION AUSTRALIA, Victorian and Tasmanian branch, P.O.BOX  556 Hawthorn 3122 to arrive before Friday September 28th 

Following the formal proceedings, you are invited to our public seminar

What does the Australian public really think about a Big Australia and what do the media try to make them think?” 

Presenters:  

Dr. Katharine Betts,  Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology, Swinburne University,  Author of “The Great Divide: immigration politics in Australia”,  and researcher for The Australian Population Research Institute. Dr. Betts will present her research into attitudes of the Australian public towards Australia’s current high immigration- driven population growth.

Ian Penrose, Melbourne’s first Yarra Riverkeeper, City of Melbourne 2010 Environmental Award winner, Boroondara citizen of of the year 2015, long term campaigner for population stabilization. Mr.Penrose will present his recent research into the way the media in Australia frames the population issue.
 

September 26 2018

How do we cut through the arguments?

 

President Message eNews September #2 2018

 

I was talking with our NSW Branch President, Graham Wood, who was expressing despair about a friend of his who was totally dismissive of the concerns that SPA has about the sort of future we face if governments around the world do not address the population issue. He read out to me what he had written in the small hours of the morning in response to that uninformed and dismissive attitude, and he has agreed to share it with you.

September 23 2018

SPA's submission to the Senate Environment Committee's inquiry into Australia's Extinction Crisis

Australia faces the dubious record of having nearly 500 threatened fauna species. This our submission to the Senate enquiry currently underway.

Upload the attachment to see our response.

Fauna Extinction Crisis 10 09 18.pdf

September 18 2018

NSW SPA 2018 AGM and Forum - Ecological Sustainability and Demography

Join the SPA NSW branch for the AGM and forum.

When: 15 September 2018
Where: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts - 280 Pitt St, Sydney

09:45 - Arrive and register for the AGM
10:00 to 10:40 AM - NSW SPA AGM
10:40 to 11:00 AM - Networking morning tea for members, friends and guests

11:00 – 1:00 PM Forum:

Partnering – Strength Through Alliance: An update by NSW President, Graham Wood

What is an Ecologically Sustainable and Ethically Responsible ‘Economy’?  Dr Haydn Washington, Co-Director NSW Chapter of the Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE).

How Population Growth Interacts with our Society and the Environment: A free online course, Bruce Gregor FIAA AI, demographer and actuary.

Demystifying Migration Data – What everyone needs to know! Bruce Gregor FIAA AI.

All welcome. RSVP would be appreciated to help with catering nsw@population.org.au
See the attached flyer for more.

September 4 2018

The Great Regionalisation Distraction

The Great Regionalisation Distraction:
Sending migrants to the regions no solution to population growth, says SPA

Sending new migrants to the regions, as the new Population Minister, Alan Tudge, suggests is just ‘tinkering around the edges’ in dealing with Australia’s population growth problems, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA national president Sandra Kanck says current net overseas migration (NOM) is simply too large, no matter where migrants go.

September 1 2018

BASE IMMIGRATION ON NUMBERS - NOT RACE OR CULTURE!

Media Release 15/08/2018

 

Immigration policy should be based on numbers, not race, ethnicity or religion, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA rejected the anti-Muslim sentiments of Senator Fraser Anning delivered in Parliament yesterday.

SPA national president Sandra Kanck says the time is long overdue for the immigration debate to be in the context of an ecologically sustainable population for Australia.

SPA president Sandra Kanck said:

August 17 2018

SPA Recognises the Life of Dr Mary White

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) recognises the significant contribution to Australia of its Patron Dr Mary White who died aged 92 in a nursing home in Bundanoon NSW this week.

Dr White, a renowned palaeobotanist, had vascular dementia which ultimately left her bed-bound, unable to speak and mentally incapacitated.

SPA national president Sandra Kanck says Dr White had been a wonderful Patron since 2000 when she and four others succeeded poet and author Judith Wright, SPA’s first Patron.

August 11 2018

MELBOURNE BURSTS AT THE SEAMS AS AUSTRALIA POPULATION HITS 25 MILLION - AERIAL IMPRESSIONS

 

03/08/2018

The Victorian branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) expresses deep concern that Australia will reach 25 million people by mid August.  In anticipation of this milestone, SPA literally took to the sky on the issue by flying a small plane over Melbourne to see first hand whether bigger means better.

August 3 2018

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