media releases 2022

Plan for zero extinctions requires end to human population growth

If the federal government is serious about its goal to prevent any new extinctions of Australian wildlife, it must understand that preservation of habitat is the key.  According to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), that requires an end to human population growth. Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announced today a zero extinctions target for the country’s plants …

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Universal access to contraception must be a top priority

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has given its full support to the UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA’s) World Contraception Day (26 September) and calls on all governments to provide affordable modern contraception to everyone who needs it. According to UNFPA, where contraception is readily available, ‘maternal death and disability, newborn/child mortality and morbidity, unintended pregnancies … and …

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Latest ABS figures reveal we are heading back to Big Australia

The figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Wednesday reveal the country is heading back to ‘Big Australia’, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). SPA National President Ms Jenny Goldie says that, while some post-Covid ‘bounce back’ in net overseas migration was understandable, the large increase in arrivals (up 183 per cent …

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Insiders program needs to look beyond short-term economics and engage with broader issue

The Chair of the national 1996 State of the Environment report has warned of adding huge numbers of people to the population when the present population is already degrading our systems irreversibly. Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe says the panel on last Sunday’s Insider program had a long discussion on bringing hundreds of thousands more people to Australia to produce …

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Jobs summit: set immigration level in context of how many people this continent can support

In the lead-up to the Jobs and Skills Summit, an environmental advocacy group has called on the Treasurer Jim Chalmers to resist pressures to accelerate Australia’s population growth with a massive increase in immigration. The national president of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), Ms Jenny Goldie, says that lower population growth, and a stabilised population size …

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Jobs summit: Boost salaries for skilled migrants to end rorts

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called on the Jobs and Skills Summit to resist pressures to accelerate Australia’s population growth with a massive increase in immigration. SPA national president, Ms Jenny Goldie, says pressure by business on the government to lift immigration to 200,000 is more about wage suppression than a genuine solution to skills …

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