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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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SPA reflects on our hugely successful 2019 public forum

On Saturday 27th April 2019,  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) hosted a free public forum:  “Population, Sustainability and Quality of Life:  what future do we want for Australia?”   Almost 100 members of the public attended the beautiful EcoCentre at Griffith Univeristy, Brisbane Queensland.  We were fortunate to enjoy some powerful and motivating presentations from a …

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Public launch of Tough Crowd series

SPA is celebrating the success of the public launch of the TOUGH CROWD series.   Tough Crowd is our new YouTube series where much loved comedian Rod Quantock interviews comedians, environmentalists, politicians and other interesting people on their perspectives on population and their personal journeys and challenges when dealing and talking about this difficult but …

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TOUGH CROWD launch and public screening, with Rod Quantock

Celebrate the launch of the Tough Crowd web series, featuring live performances by Rod Quantock, OAM and Jude Perl, comedian and musician.   Population is an issue that is a concern to many environmentalists and this issue is not just the responsibility of policy makers, it can influence people’s personal decisions, such as having children. …

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Victorian Members – write to your newly elected parliament about your population concerns

To our Victorian members, Victorian supporters, and anyone living in Victoria concerned about the record population growth in the state.  Growth which is threatening to liveability and long term sustainability of both Melbourne and regional Victoria.   With a freshly elected Victorian state parliament,  we suspect that population will be a hot topic for the …

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Write to you federal MPs with your population concerns before the election

Sustainable Population Australia is inviting all Australians who are concerned about our unsustainable population to growth to contact their Federal MPs before the next Federal election.   Now that population is a hotter topic than ever in the halls of parliament, the next few months are an ideal time to contact our MPs to give …

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