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SPA Annual General Meeting 2020

The AGM is being held electronically on Saturday, 23rd May at 11 am (EST). We are allowing 90 minutes for the meeting to be completed. If you wish to participate in the meeting it is essential that you register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtc-mrpzktE9aofRSauoZlOF-jNbOnPtJv This must be done by close of business on Wednesday, 20th May in order for …

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Write to your Federal MPs in support of MP Kristina Keneally to reduce migration

You will probably be aware of the article by Senator Kristina Keneally who called for a reduction in temporary skilled migration numbers.  This was in order to give Australians first opportunity in the employment market as we emerge from  the Covid -19  lock-down.  This reasonable suggestion has met with a barrage of indignant counter articles, …

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SPA will launch new documentary 8 Billion Angels

An excellent new feature length documentary on overpopulation will be screening as part of Melbourne's film festival.   Sustainable Population Australia will collaborate with our international colleagues Earth Overshoot for the Australian debut screening 8 Billion Angels.   SPA Communications manager Michael Bayliss will open the screening with an introductory speech.   "8 Billion Angels takes the audience …

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SPA launches Stop at 2 Campaign

No matter where we live in the world, the decisions we all make about our family size makes a huge difference   Having children is a significant life event that has impacts, both positive and not so positive.  Our position in society, sense of belonging, and how we are judged by others is often affected …

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Launch of SPA Discussion Paper: Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) launched our discussion paper, Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: The catch-up illusion, on 26 November 2019. The launch was held in Sydney at the NSW State Library. The session was chaired by the President of SPA, the Hon. Sandra Kanck.  The keynote speaker was the Hon. Professor Bob Carr (SPA …

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Conversations for change

  A workshop on talking about population ​ Saturday 9th of November, 2pm to 4.30pm Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney The workshop will help you skilfully, confidently, and with empathy, talk about population with a friend, family member or colleague. It’s about grass roots communication and will include navigating misunderstandings, defensiveness, …

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VicTas Branch AGM – “The need for accessible family planning”

Sustainable Population Australia   (Victorian and Tasmanian branch)   Annual General Meeting   Saturday October 5th 2019 at 2.00 pm   Hawthorn Library meeting rooms 3-4, 584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122   NOMINATIONS for COMMITTEE POSITIONS:   Financial members of SPA may nominate for any committee position, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or committee …

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Can we curb our growth obsession – is bigger always better?

When:  World Population Day, Thurs 11th July, 6pm to 07:30pm Where:  Melbourne, Victoria New Internationalist Bookshop, Trades Hall   Australia’s Economy is centred on the belief that we need GDP and Population growth for prosperity.  However, GDP tells us nothing about quality of lives, and gives no regard to the depletion or degradation of natural …

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Population, sustainability and quality of life: what future do we want for Australia?

Sustainable Population Australia invites you to a free Public Forum: Population, sustainability and quality of life: what future do we want for Australia?   When:   Saturday 27 April 2019 1.30 – 5 pm Where:  The EcoCentre, Griffith University Nathan Campus, building N68 RSVP:    qld@population.org.au More details: See this poster which includes a map   …

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