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NEWS: 16 October 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 Article Link:

NEWS: 7 October 2019

Population growth is the top challenge for conserving habitat

This frank admission came from Jeff Davis, the Assistant Director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Program, at the June 2019 meeting of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force, which has been set up by Washington Governor Inslee to save the endangered orcas. He was followed by Task Force Member G.I. …

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NEWS: 17 June 2019

Australia’s population – In graphics!

A resource created by one of our talented SPA members in Melbourne. This is a great resource to share as it succinctly and graphically details the magnitude and impact of Australia’s population growth in a way that is easy to understand. An essential resource that we encourage you to share. Australian Population Infographic pdf

NEWS: 17 June 2019

Global population – in graphics!

A succinct resource that details some of the many environmental impacts from population growth worldwide and some key solutions to the issue.We encourage sharing this excellent resource. Global Population Infographic pdf

NEWS: 1 May 2019

Prof. Bob Birrell winner of mary E white unsung hero award

Professor Bob Birrell, head of The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI), is the inaugural winner of the Mary E White Unsung Hero award.  The winner was announced at the Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) Annual General Meeting in Brisbane on the weekend. The Unsung Hero award is given to a person who has done outstanding work …

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NEWS: 15 April 2019

Results of new TAPRI survey

Immigration –TAPRI survey Our friends at TAPRI (The Australian Population Research Institute) have released the results of their 2018 annual survey, coincidentally and unfortunately on the day the federal election was called – so there was only one story in town that day. That’s a pity because their report is about an issue which will …

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NEWS: 1 January 2019

Dr mary E white unsung heroes award

(From President Message, SPA eNews January 1 2019) Earlier last year and before the death of our much-loved Patron, Mary White, I had communicated with her family about establishing an annual award in Mary’s name. Now, with their agreement, I am pleased to announce this award, which will be presented each year at our AGM. …

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NEWS: 19 December 2018

SPA goes international and our national president shares a new years message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Population and climate change Because we are officially recognised by the UNFCCC as an environmental NGO we can attend on the sidelines of the ‘Conferences of the Parties’. Due to airfare and travel costs we often do not make it and thus, overseen by SPA’s Dr Jane O’Sullivan, we choose supportive people from …

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