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MEDIA RELEASES: 20 April 2022

Invest in our planet by ending population growth

On this year’s Earth Day (Friday April 22) which has the theme ‘Invest in our Planet’, Sustainable Population Australia says the best way to invest in our planet is to end population growth nationally and globally. Australia’s population growth fell to 0.3% (69,700 people) in September 2021, largely because of Covid-related border closures, from a …

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NEWS: 19 April 2022

SPA is seeking to employ a Social Media and Promotions Coordinator

  NOTE:  THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW EXPIRED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTION In recent years,  SPA’s social media presence has continued to expand.  Online campaigning has become an increasingly important focus of our marketing and community outreach. As such,  we are seeking to professionalise our online media …

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NEWS: 19 April 2022

Looking back at the 2022 Fenner Conference – Making Australian Agriculture Sustainable

The video recordings of conference are now available for public viewing.  They may be watched from the Fenner 2022 website (link here) or the Fenner 2022 conference YouTube channel (link here).  A selection of videos may also be viewed directly from the SPA website (link here). The Australian Academy of Science gave Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) the …

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VIDEOS: 18 April 2022

Prof. Ian Lowe on ‘Population and Climate Change’ discussion paper

Prof. Ian Lowe explains key point 1 from the new discussion paper from Sustainable Population Australia: “Population and Climate Change.”   Professor Ian Lowe is co-author of this new report along with Dr. Jane O’Sullivan and Dr. Peter Cook. It was commissioned by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) in Feb 2022. Ian Lowe is a patron …

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NEWS: 16 April 2022

Ian Lowe and Jane O’Sullivan interviewed for new climate change discussion paper

Prof. Ian Lowe and Dr. Jane O’Sullivan,  two of the authors of SPA’s latest discussion paper,  ‘Population and Climate Change’ were interviewed on the Post Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)  hosted by SPA communication manager Michael Bayliss.   From the summary of the episode: “Did you know that climate mitigation models show that the only scenarios …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: 28 March 2022

Control the population

I wholeheartedly agree with Graham Clews (Letters, March 24) that population is the issue and has been ignored for too long as a driver of environmental decline. When will our major environmental organisations appreciate that humans cause loss of habitat for other species, be it from urban expansion, agriculture or mining? And it is habitat …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: 24 March 2022

Population the issue

Alex Crowe’s article “Australia’s Environment Report” (canberratimes.com.au, March 18) was a sobering, but incomplete acknowledgement (and warning) of the harm we have done, and continue to do, to the Australian landscape. Omitted was a direct reference to the primary driver of the environmental decline that she describes: us! Too many of us and ever more …

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NEWS: 9 March 2022
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Charles Massy interviewed for ‘Fenner Special’ episode of PGAP

Charles Massy is interviewed by SPA’s Communications Manager Michael Bayliss in the latest episode of the SPA supported  Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP).  He discusses regenerative agriculture and to promote the upcoming Fenner Conference ‘Making Agriculture Sustainable.’ Charles Massy will be a keynote speaker at the conference and has become a household name in regenerative farming. …

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