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NEWS: 31 May 2009

Asylum is still a numbers game

Barry Cohen | May 26, 2009 Article from:  The Australian IN the late 1890s, Moishe Koziwoda departed Russian occupied Poland in a vegetable cart to escape 30 years’ national service in the tsar’s army. Being Jewish, he was guaranteed the filthiest and most dangerous jobs. Few Jews survived.   From Germany he travelled to England where he …

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NEWS: 14 April 2009

The cooking–immigration nexus

There has been a meteoric rise in enrolments of overseas students in cooking courses in Australia from around 1019 in 2004 to 8242 in 2008. All are trained in full-time courses conducted mainly by private providers – rather than via the apprenticeship system as is the case for Australian-trained cooks. Most of the overseas students …

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NEWS: 16 February 2009

Farming at the core of environmental problems (APR)

CANBERRA, ACT Conversion from hunting and gathering to farming, a transition that allowed human population numbers to explode, lies at the heart of all our environmental problems, according to Duncan Brown. Brown, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong, is the author of the recently published book: “Feed or …

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NEWS: 15 December 2008

Emulate China & achieve emission targets (Dec)

“Penny Wong, in her last speech to the Poznan Conference identified Australia’s population growth as a serious impediment to achieving the Rudd Government’s own 2050 emission reduction target. Yet every state government, with the full support of Federal Government policy, is chasing population growth and growth in per capita consumption, very substantially increasing, rather than …

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NEWS: 7 November 2008

Greens no longer about conservation

7 July 2003 © People and Place   William Lines is author of Open Air (New Holland, 2001). This is extracted from his article, co-written, with Natalie Sloan, from the present issue of People and Place.   THE Australian Greens no longer speak for conservation in Australia.   Why? Because of their increasingly left-wing pose and their …

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NEWS: 5 November 2008

Population arithmetic

Population Doublings The banker’s “1-70” rule of thumb states that 1 percent per annum growth (or compound interest) means a doubling of capital every seventy years; 2 percent growth means a doubling every 35 years, and so on. If Australia’s population continues to grow at its recent rate it will double in about 50 years. …

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NEWS: 5 November 2008


SPA Population Policy(75Kb) – SPA National Executive, Nov 2005 The policy outlines SPA’s position on how Australia can achieve and ecologically sustainable population. It also provides a brief background into the current impact of Australia’s existing population.   Other Population Policies ACF Population Policy (scroll to the bottom of the page) – Australian Conservation Foundation Greens …

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NEWS: 4 November 2008

Free bumper stickers

  Free Bumper Stickers The following bumper stickers are available free from SPA. To receive a maximum of one of each design, send a self addressed stamped business-sized envelope to: SPA Bumper Stickers PO Box 3851 WESTON CREEK ACT 2611 Australia If you only want a particular sticker design or designs, please write on the …

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NEWS: 2 May 2007

Population growth has eroded South east Queensland’s ability to weather climate change (MAY)

Wednesday, 2 May 2007    South East Queensland’s population growth has reached such a level that the region’s  communities will struggle to make it through changing climate patterns say  conservationists.    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released recently stated that  droughts are likely to be more frequent with increased risk of water shortage, …

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