Media Releases 2019 | Sustainable Population Australia

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Media Releases 2019

REPORT FINDS INFRASTRUCTURE BACKLOG TOO BIG FOR CATCH-UP

Sustainable Population Australia media release
Tuesday 26 November 2019

 

Unless Australia's population growth is substantially reduced, it is an illusion to believe that infrastructure will ever catch up, according to a report launched today by the Hon Bob Carr.

The report called “Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion,” was commissioned by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The lead author was Leith van Onselen of the leading investment and business blog, Macrobusiness.

November 25 2019

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS SAY ENDING POPULATION GROWTH ESSENTIAL PART OF DEALING WITH CLIMATE CRISIS

(Sustainable Population Australia media release Nov 06 2019)

 

Stabilising world population is an essential part of dealing with the climate emergency, according to the report signed by over 11,000 scientists in 153 countries released yesterday.

Sustainable Population Australia welcomed the report, saying the role of population growth in climate change has been ignored for too long.

November 6 2019

OFFICIAL LAUNCH - Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Official Launch

with Professor the Hon. Bob Carr

and Leith van Onselen, MacroBusiness

 

Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

A new report commissioned by

Sustainable Population Australia

 

Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10am

The Metcalfe Room, State Library of NSW,

Macquarie St, Sydney

 

This is a FREE event. Includes morning tea.

RSVP your attendence at Eventbrite - Link Here

October 28 2019

STOPPING POPULATION GROWTH CRITICAL TO ENDING HUNGER

(media release October 15 2019)

This year, World Food Day (October 16) calls for action to make healthy and sustainable diets
affordable and accessible to everyone. If this is to be achieved, population growth must be slowed
and even reversed, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Sandra Kanck, SPA national president, says more than 80 million people in the world go hungry,
thousands of whom die every year, and even more are malnourished.

October 16 2019

BIGGER CITIES LESS SAFE FOR GIRLS

 
(Media Release, October 11th, 2019)

 

Growing cities have many problems but not least is the growing insecurity and exploitation experienced by girls, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA bases this on the report by Plan International called Unsafe in the City that focusses on five cities including Sydney. The report states that:

October 11 2019

POPULATION GROWTH IS THE TOP CHALLENGE FOR CONSERVING HABITAT

This frank admission came from Jeff Davis, the Assistant Director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Program, at the June 2019 meeting of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Task Force, which has been set up by Washington Governor Inslee to save the endangered orcas.

He was followed by Task Force Member G.I. James, who works with the Lummi Nation’s Natural Resources Division, who was prepared to tell a few home truths about the threat to the orcas -

October 7 2019

NEW ANIMATION SPELLS OUT PERILS OF GROWTH

 

(media release 29/09/2019)

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has launched a new six-minute animation ‘The Endless Growth Paradigm’. It details why it is critical that Australia breaks away from a system of endless population and economic growth.

SPA National president, Sandra Kanck, says Australia’s population grows by nearly 400,000 every year, the equivalent of a new Canberra. 

September 29 2019

SUMMIT NEEDS TO ADDRESS WHETHER WE WANT POPULATION GROWTH OR NOT

 

(SPA media release, 23 September 2019)

According to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), today’s Population Summit in Sydney needs to go beyond the issue of accommodating population growth and ask the question: do we actually want it?

 

SPA national president, Ms Sandra Kanck, says the Summit boasts an impressive selection of speakers but none on environmental limits to growth.

 

September 23 2019

10th Anniversary of Kelvin Thomson’s Global Population Speech

(Media Release from Kelvin Thomson, August 16, 2019)

Tomorrow it will be exactly 10 years since I spoke to the Parliament describing increasing population as the underlying cause of the world’s problems.

I listed each of them - global warming, food crisis, water shortages, housing affordability, overcrowded cities, traffic congestion, species extinctions, fisheries collapse, increasing prices, waste, terrorism and war - and described the role that population growth was playing in fuelling them.

August 16 2019

Growing congestion in our cities: infrastructure costs make us all worse off

The latest Infrastructure Australia assessment shows, yet again, that red-hot population growth is causing congestion and frustration in our cities, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

Infrastructure Australia has warned that investment in infrastructure is not keeping up with population growth.

The report has estimated the cost to the economy of transport congestion in our capital cities to be $39.6 billion annually by 2031, due to lost productivity.

August 14 2019

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