Submissions to inquiries

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 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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3 February 2014

Energy policy submission

In the second decade of the 21st century energy policy needs to be set in the widest and most comprehensive context, something the Issues Paper fails to do. The Issues Paper is set within a ‘Business as Usual’ (BAU) context assuming that the continuous growth conditions of the past six decades can and should be extended into the indefinite future. It can be shown ...

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22 November 2013

Submission re the clean energy legislation 2013

The content of this submission is included in the PDF version attached. The conclusions are thus: Conclusions: The Government’s claimed concern about power bills is insincere and dishonest. To demonstrate sincere concern about Australian household cost of living, the Government should conduct an inquiry into the impact of population policy choices on the ...

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6 September 2013

Submission by sustainable population Australia on the treatment of agriculture in the UNFCCC

Sustainable Population Australia welcomes the opportunity to submit perspectives on the treatment of Agriculture in the international climate change discourse. We recommend that the UNFCCC acknowledge that the demands on agriculture, in any region, nation or globally, are proportional to the population to be supported, and that these demands constrain options for ...

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2 September 2012

Submission in response to the issues paper to inform development of a national food plan

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), was formed 23 years ago, and was originally known as Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population. We are the only environment group in Australia with a specific population focus.   Among our aims and objectives, the following are relevant to the issues paper and motivate our response: To contribute to ...

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