population

Report shows government favouring overseas students over local ones

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has called for an overhaul of university training in Australia in light of the latest report from The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI). The report The Skills Crisis, University Culpability and the Overseas Student Industry by Bob Birrell and Ernest Healy, reveals deep inequities in the number of training places …

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An end to population growth integral to environmental law reform

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek’s proposed reforms to Australia’s environmental laws but says they must include policies that lead to an end to population growth. Minister Plibersek was responding to the 2020 scathing criticism of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act by Graeme Samuel.  As part of the …

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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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