Submissions to inquiries

26 August 2020

SPA submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into National Water Reform

On 22nd May 2020, the Productivity Commission (PC) released their terms of reference asking for public submissions into their inquiry regarding national water reform. According to their website: “Under the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Commission is required to undertake three-yearly inquiries into the progress of reform in Australia’s water resources sector. This ...

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6 August 2020

SPA submission to the temporary migration parliamentary inquiry

On 5 December 2019, The Federal Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Temporary Migration to inquire into and report on the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions.  SPA wrote a submission in response to the inquiry.  All submissions can be read at the Inquiry ...

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5 March 2020

20 to 50 year bold vision for expanded CBD

Minister for Planning   The Hon. Matthew Guy, MLC   Level 7, 1 Spring Street Melbourne Victoria, 3000 Dear Mr. Guy,   Now is probably one of the most critical times in Melbourne’s history with regard to planning. Unlike any decade in the last 100 years, we face an increasingly difficult future where our sustainability hangs in the balance. ...

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13 August 2019

Supplementary submission to the senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis

Supplementary submission to the Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis “Sustainable Population Australia welcomes the opportunity to submit some supplementary material to the Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis, in addition to our earlier submission dated 10/9/18. The focus of this supplementary submission is on the ...

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6 November 2018

Submission to the economic and finance committee, parliament of SA

Submission to the Economic and Finance Committee, Parliament of SA This submission addresses clause (a) of the committee’s ToR, ‘The impact of migration and population growth on SA’s productivity and economic performance’, and makes further comment in response to clause (g) ‘any other relevant matters’. (1) Measuring economic performance There is a ...

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10 September 2018

SPA’s submission to the senate environment committee’s inquiry into Australia’s extinction crisis

Australia faces the dubious record of having nearly 500 threatened fauna species. This our submission to the Senate enquiry currently underway. Upload the attachment to see our

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1 August 2016

Submission to the high-level champions on the roadmap for global climate action

In June 2016, the High Level Champions for Climate Action, appointed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, requested submissions on their Roadmap for Cimate Action following the Paris climate agreement. SPA’s submission explains how greater support for voluntary family planning in high fertility countries is critical for achieving a ...

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31 August 2015

Submission to the productivity commission: migrant intake into Australia

SUSTAINABLE POPULATION AUSTRALIA   1.     OVERVIEW OF SUBMISSION Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) welcomes the Productivity Commission’s (the “Commission”) inquiry regarding the Migrant Intake into Australia and its related call for submissions from interested parties.[1] In preparing its submission, SPA has considered the Terms of Reference for ...

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20 May 2015

Submission to the inquiry into the register of environmental organisations

Sustainable Population Australia   Patrons: Hon. Bob Carr, Dr Paul Collins, Prof Tim Flannery, Prof Ian Lowe, Dr Mary E White Youth Ambassador: Ms Bindi Irwin population.org.au PO Box 3851 Weston  Creek  ACT  2601 Ph. 02 6288 6810 The Committee Secretary House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment PO Box 6021 Parliament House Canberra ACT ...

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24 March 2014

Submission to inquiry into affordable housing by sustainable population Australia

SPA Sustainable Population Australia Inc (SPA) is a national environmental organisation that was established in 1988 in Canberra and now has six branches nationally. While primarily concerned about population from an environmental point of view, SPA is also concerned about the economic and social implications of population growth, which inevitably includes housing ...

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