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SUBMISSIONS TO INQUIRIES: 22 March 2021

National Water Reform Inquiry: submission in response to draft report

“Despite frequent references in the Draft Report to the challenges posed by population growth, nowhere is it acknowledged that this growth is avoidable and occurs at the discretion of the Federal government through its control of immigration and its promotion of higher birth rates. The Commission has noted the impacts of a growing human population on water ...

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MEDIA RELEASES: 22 March 2021

Australia is a laggard in international support for women’s rights

On International Women’s Day, the recent rape scandals in Australia’s Federal Parliament highlight how far Australia has to go to achieve gender equality, says Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). “While Australia is receiving a timely wake-up call to recommit to women’s rights, many countries around the world have a very long way to go to give …

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EVENTS: 14 March 2021

SPA QLD branch will host screening of 8 BILLION ANGELS

The SPA Queensland Branch is hosting a special preview screening of the new documentary “8 Billion Angels” 6 pm Monday 15 March at Toowong Library meeting room Free! Bookings essential: qld@population.org.au This documentary,  which specifically focuses on Overpopulation globally and particularly the USA and India, was a hit in 2020 when SPA introduced the film …

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MEDIA RELEASES: 8 February 2021

Australian premiere of acclaimed childfree documentary to be screened late February

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) are partnering with filmmaker Maxine Trump on the Australian premiere of her award winning film To Kid or Not to Kid in Melbourne and Perth on the 26 and 27 February.   Hailed by critics as a ‘thoughtful and insightful film’ (The Scotsman) and ‘Candid and empathetic’ (the New York Times), …

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NEWSLETTERS: 6 February 2021

SPA Newsletter 142 – February 2021

Highlights: Lead article: Commanding hope in the face of a ‘ghastly future’ The Budget confirms Morrison wants to reboot mass migration by Stephen Saunder My choice to go child-free for the sake of all life by Sally Tan A tribute to Dr Jane O’Sullivan, who stepped down as Queensland branch president after 10 years but …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: 6 January 2021

This is unsustainable

The loss of thousands of trees due to massive infrastructure projects as reported in Monday’s Age is yet another reason our high levels of population growth and consumption are unsustainable. Tree planting projects in other places do not compensate for the habitat loss of mature trees. Our cumulative footprint erases those of many other species, unbalancing ecosystems, which …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: 5 January 2021

Learn by rote

Bob McDonald (Letters, January 4) doesn’t like repetition and criticises Mr Mackenzie for so doing on climate change. Yes, repetition does wear one down, but might Bob’s real motive be disbelief in anthropogenic climate change, in common with those governing Australia? And if so, when ScoMo et al continue repeatedly to evade balanced debate on …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: 2 January 2021

There’s a growing need for a federal population minister

John Quiggin is one of Australia’s finest economists whom I have admired for a long time. His article (“Can’t we just keep families together?”, December 31, p26), however, exposed that divide between economist and ecologists that he has sometimes bridged, but not on this occasion. Quiggin looks at immigration with his economist blinkers on but …

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