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NEWS: 5 June 2021

SPA releases updated population position and policy statement

SPA has released a revised statement on its population position and policies. The statement lays out the basic scientific facts and moral principles that guide SPA’s position and policy recommendations on population. In particular this new statement explains: What are SPA’s Vision, Mission and Objectives Why it is necessary to bring an end to population …

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NEWS: 3 June 2021

SPA response to ABC Life Matters with Hilary Harper: ‘Is Australia’s population getting too big?’

You may have heard the ABC Radio National Life Matters program: “Talkback: Is Australia’s population getting too big?” featuring Hilary Harper in discussion with Dr Liz Allen and Professor Tim Soutphommasane.  It was broadcast on Monday 31 May 2021 and featured the usual tropes and misinformation. Our national President, Jenny Goldie,  wrote a response to …

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MEDIA RELEASES: 2 June 2021

Help Restore Ecosystems by Ending Population Growth: World Environment Day

Sustainable Population Australia MEDIA RELEASE (02/06/2021) Help restore ecosystems by ending population growth With ‘Restoring Ecosystems’ as the theme for World Environment Day (5 June), Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is urging an end to population growth as a top priority. SPA National President Ms Jenny Goldie says that restoring ecosystems is an excellent objective; nevertheless, …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: 28 May 2021

Of mice and Marie

The thought of Marie Low (“Australia, we can’t just keep on building outwards forever”, canberratimes.com.au, May 23) having a live mouse in the toe of her boot will stay with me for a long time. Nevertheless, her sentiments on the need to rein in population growth were admirable. Similarly, Nicholas Stuart (“When what we “know” …

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MEDIA RELEASES: 7 May 2021

Low immigration will boost jobs and incomes

Sustainable Population Australia MEDIA RELEASE (04/05/2021) Skilled migration into Australia should have stricter labour market testing and a required income threshold to ensure migrant labour is not used to undercut Australian workers. This is the thrust of a submission by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) to the ongoing parliamentary inquiry into skilled migration. SPA National President …

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SUBMISSIONS TO INQUIRIES: 3 May 2021

Submission to inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program

Extract from the SPA submission: “Australia’s skilled migration program (both permanent and temporary) has been a major part of Australia’s high migrant intake over the past two decades. SPA does not believe it desirable to return to the prepandemic ‘normal’ of high immigration and high population growth. We believe that, if asked, this would also be ...

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NEWSLETTERS: 1 May 2021

SPA Newsletter 143 – May 2021

Highlights: Lead article: Humans and the loss of biodiversity Why immigration can never offset population ageing Overpopulation: cause and effect Newsletter 143, May 2021 (PDF)

MEDIA RELEASES: 20 April 2021

Restoring the earth means ending population growth

MEDIA RELEASE (20/04/2021)   For this year’s Earth Day, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for an end to population growth nationally and globally as the first critical step towards the restoration of our gravely diminished natural landscapes and biodiversity. “Together, We Can Restore Our Earth” is the theme of the 2021 Earth Day which is …

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EVENTS: 20 April 2021

‘8 billion angels’ world premiere for earth day

Last year,  SPA was honoured to open one of the very first screenings of the over-population documentary “8 Billion Angels” at the Transition Film Festival, Melbourne. For Earth Day 2021,  ‘Billion Angels’  is now enjoying its world premiere launch. Celebrate Earth Day Week for the world premiere of 8 BILLION ANGELS with celebrity naturalist Chris …

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