7 February 2020

SPA newsletter 138 – February 2020

Highlights: An article on population growth and bushfires Opinion articles by Richard Eckersley, Abigail Weinberg, and Jane O’Sullivan et al. Two proposals that SPA is supporting A report on the launch of SPA’s discussion paper on infrastructure A report on John Coulter winning a lifetime achiever award Book reviews of Growth by Vaclav Smil and …

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1 November 2019

SPA newsletter 137 – November 2019

This newsletter contains two exciting announcements. First, SPA has been given the rights to hold the Fenner Conference on Environment next year, on the subject “Making Australian agriculture sustainable”. Second, Bob Carr will launch the first of SPA-commissioned reports – this one on Infrastructure – on 26 November in Sydney. The newsletter has two opinion …

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26 July 2019

SPA newsletter 136 – August 2019

In this issue, we take a more international approach and focus on family planning. You will find a front page article about Earth Overshoot Day being three days earlier this year, on 29 July. There are Opinion articles from Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves, Patricia Derer and Joe Guzzardi; abstracts of two important papers; a …

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10 May 2019

SPA newsletter 135 – May 2019

In this issue you will find a front page story about the winner of the inaugural Mary E White Unsung Hero award, and the fourth Life Membership issued by SPA. Inside are excellent articles from Bill Schlesinger, Crispin Hull, Judith Sloan and Sue Arnold. There’s a book review of “Empty Planet” and a report from …

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7 February 2019

SPA newsletter 134 – February 2019

In this issue we highlight the Opinion article about ageing in the prestigious journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TREE), co-authored by SPA’s Queensland president, Jane O’Sullivan. There are Opinion pieces by Stephen Saunders and Geoff Davies, what Barry Jones thinks Abraham Lincoln might have said in his Gettysburg address today, and news of the …

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1 October 2018

SPA newsletter 133 – October 2018

In this issue we farewell Patron Mary White and welcome new Patron Katharine Betts. You will find a number of Opinion pieces and a review of the important paper by John Bongaarts and Brian C O’Neill as to whether population had been ‘left out in the cold’ in terms of climate action. There’s a book …

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12 June 2018

SPA newsletter 132 – June 2018

Contents MMT basics MMT and a steady-state economy MMT and a government job guarantee SPA celebrates 30th birthday Branch and president's report Jun-SPA-132.pdf

7 March 2018

SPA newsletter 131 – March 2018

In this edition you will find a worrying article by eminent bio-ecologist William Rees about how we humans are blind to imminent biological collapse. Another paper compares two important studies on Australians’ attitudes to immigration.There’s news of SPA trustee, Dr Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, winning an AM in the Australia Day honours list and a tribute to …

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5 December 2017

SPA newsletter 130 – Dec 2017

In this issue you will find a report on the ‘second warning to humanity’ by over 15,000 scientists, a similar one to that issued in 1992 but more serious as the situation is now worse. There is also the summary of the Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI) study that finds Australians are tired of the …

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10 September 2017

SPA newsletter 129 – Sept 2017

Contents Colin Butler on slowing migration Bob Birrell on the visa reset Bob Kinnaird on the visa reset Jenny Goldie book review Branch reports Treasurer’s report to the AGM President’s snippets Sept SPA 129.pdf

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