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NEWS: 17 November 2022

SPA speaks with runner up winner of 8 billion competition Esther Li

Esther Li,  an accomplished young writer (age 10)  was the runner up winner to SPA’s  “8 Billion Day Writer’s Competition.” In the lead up to the 15th November 2022,  the date the UN estimated the global population would reach 8 billion,  Australian residents were invited to submit responses to the following question for their chance …

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NEWS: 15 November 2022

Winners of the ‘Eight Billion Day’ writers competition announced

  On this day November 15th, according to UN estimates, the global population will reach 8 billion people.  This means that the world’s population has climbed another billion in just 11 years, which is unprecedented. For many, this is a troubling and existential ‘milestone.’   At SPA, we wanted to capture a broader public sentiment regarding …

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NEWS: 2 November 2022

SPA Q&A with CHASE Africa

  Robin Witt,  founder of Community Health and Sustainable Environments (CHASE) Africa,  was interviewed by SPA Communications Manager Michael Bayliss for the SPA Newsletter Nov 2022 edition.  The full interview is reproduced below. Acknowledgements to  Harriet Gordon-Brown,  the new CEO for CHASE Africa,  who also contributed content for the interview. Please support CHASE Africa, more …

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NEWS: 11 October 2022

SPA makes a splash in the media

  Sustainable Population Australia has enjoyed a very successful recent run in the media.     The Australian Associated Press (AAP) interviewed two members of our executive committee, Jenny Goldie (national president) and Dr. Jane O’Sullivan.   The resulting article, “Sick environment puts population in focus” was published on Saturday the 08th of October across nearly …

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NEWS: 23 August 2022

Jobs Summit: Make your voice heard

Increased immigration won’t fix jobs and skills Make your voice heard and demand our politicians do not put us back on the road of high population growth with all its pressures the environment, congestion and housing affordability. Demand that the government not ramp up immigration to the red-hot levels (200,000+) we had before the pandemic  …

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NEWS: 23 July 2022

SPA’s letter to federal politicians: resist pressure for sky-high population growth

Federal parliament is set to resume, and with a change of government. The business lobby is pushing hard to ramp up immigration to unprecedented levels, spruiking permanent migration targets of 220,000.  Now is the time to send a strong message to our federal MPs and Senators: please do not return us to the old days …

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NEWS: 17 July 2022

Slides from Jenny Goldie talk on Fenner conference 2022 to ANU

  Jenny Goldie SPA president gave a talk on July 13th 2022 to the ANU Emeritus Faculty on our Fenner Conference in July 2022. The slides from the presentation can be found below: MAKING AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABLE_ANUEF talk July 2022