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Population growth and Infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Sustainable Population Australia – Discussion Paper

Lead Author: Leith van Onselen

November 2019

November 25 2019

REPORT FINDS INFRASTRUCTURE BACKLOG TOO BIG FOR CATCH-UP

Sustainable Population Australia media release
Tuesday 26 November 2019

 

Unless Australia's population growth is substantially reduced, it is an illusion to believe that infrastructure will ever catch up, according to a report launched today by the Hon Bob Carr.

The report called “Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion,” was commissioned by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The lead author was Leith van Onselen of the leading investment and business blog, Macrobusiness.

November 25 2019

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS SAY ENDING POPULATION GROWTH ESSENTIAL PART OF DEALING WITH CLIMATE CRISIS

(Sustainable Population Australia media release Nov 06 2019)

 

Stabilising world population is an essential part of dealing with the climate emergency, according to the report signed by over 11,000 scientists in 153 countries released yesterday.

Sustainable Population Australia welcomed the report, saying the role of population growth in climate change has been ignored for too long.

November 6 2019

SPA Newsletter 137 - November 2019

This newsletter contains two exciting announcements. First, SPA has been given the rights to hold the Fenner Conference on Environment next year, on the subject “Making Australian agriculture sustainable”. Second, Bob Carr will launch the first of SPA-commissioned reports – this one on Infrastructure – on 26 November in Sydney. The newsletter has two opinion articles: one on the need for a population policy by Jenny Stewart; and another on populating northern Australia by Julian Bolliter.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH - Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Official Launch

with Professor the Hon. Bob Carr

and Leith van Onselen, MacroBusiness

 

Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

A new report commissioned by

Sustainable Population Australia

 

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10am

The Metcalfe Room, State Library of NSW,

Macquarie St, Sydney

 

This is a FREE event. Includes morning tea.

RSVP your attendence at Eventbrite - Link Here

October 28 2019

Climate change, population growth the greatest threats to food security: advocates

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA)  was interviewed on SBS  as a result of our media release for world food day.

"Advocates are urging policy-makers to help reverse population growth and prepare for the effects of climate change to counter food insecurity."

 

See the full link to the 3 minute podcast here

October 16 2019

STOPPING POPULATION GROWTH CRITICAL TO ENDING HUNGER

(media release October 15 2019)

This year, World Food Day (October 16) calls for action to make healthy and sustainable diets
affordable and accessible to everyone. If this is to be achieved, population growth must be slowed
and even reversed, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Sandra Kanck, SPA national president, says more than 80 million people in the world go hungry,
thousands of whom die every year, and even more are malnourished.

October 16 2019

BIGGER CITIES LESS SAFE FOR GIRLS

 
(Media Release, October 11th, 2019)

 

Growing cities have many problems but not least is the growing insecurity and exploitation experienced by girls, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA bases this on the report by Plan International called Unsafe in the City that focusses on five cities including Sydney. The report states that:

October 11 2019

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