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2 December 2018

President message – urgent action to reduce population numbers in order to prevent a potential future disaster.

If you saw a child about to run into the path of a moving vehicle you would at least scream out a warning, or if close enough drag the child back. You wouldn’t stop to think ‘Have I the right?’ or ask permission first from the parents before intervening. Yet we are criticised, particularly by …

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19 July 2018

Australia almost at 25 million with no population policy

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has expressed concern that Australia has all but reached 25 million people and has done so too quickly.  It strongly advocates that policies should be put into immediate effect whereby Australia’s rate of population growth slows and stabilises at the earliest opportunity. SPA’s national president Ms Sandra Kanck says Australia’s population …

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10 July 2018

Media release – world population day

To mark World Population Day on 11 July, seven organizations from three continents are calling on national governments and international institutions to take urgent action in response to the 1992 and 2017 Warnings to Humanity. These warnings were made by the world’s leading scientists. In 1992, 1,700 scientists urged humankind to curtail environmental destruction and …

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13 June 2018

Dr Katharine Betts appointed patron of sustainable population Australia

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) proudly announces that Dr Katharine Betts has accepted the position of Patron of the organisation. A sociologist by training, Dr Betts is vice-president of The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI) Adjunct Associate Professor of Sociology at Swinburne University of Technology. TAPRI recently released results of their polling which shows Australians overwhelmingly …

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13 April 2018

High population growth rates in the pacific suggest need for family planning

A public seminar in Canberra tomorrow afternoon will address the stresses caused by high population growth rates in various Pacific island states. Dr James Ward, national president of Sustainable Population Australia, which is organising the seminar, says population growth in many of Australia’s Pacific neighbours is outstripping the capacity of these nations to provide for …

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16 September 2011

Rudd repeats hawke failure (SEPT)

  Dr Coulter continued, “Professor Garnaut in his recent supplementary report pointed out that an overall 10% reduction in national emissions by 2020 would require a 30% cut in per capita emissions but failed to draw the obvious conclusion that the Rudd Government’s push for ever higher population growth is making the job of reducing our national emissions …

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16 September 2011

Past the time to give precedence to the environment: garnaut report (FEB)

21 February 2008  Past the Time to give Precedence to the Environment:  Garnaut Report    ‘One can only hope that the ignorance shown by Anna Bligh, the Premier of Queensland is  not shared by our Prime Minister’ remarked Dr Coulter, this afternoon when he saw the  Premier’s comments on the Garnaut Report.  ‘The Queensland Premier seems …

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16 September 2011

Address root causes of terrorist violence (SEPT)

  Sep 17, 2001 for International Day of Peace – 18 September While attributing recent terrorist attacks to fundamentalist Islamic groups, the West must also address the root causes of this violence, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). National President of SPA, Dr Harry Cohen, says more consideration must be given to the underlying political, economic …

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