Submissions to inquiries

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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17 December 2010

Submission in response to the “guide to the proposed basin plan”

The Chairperson Murray-Darling Basin Authority     Dear Chair,   Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is a nationally-based environment group, and is the only environment group in Australia which campaigns on the need for an ecologically sustainable population. We congratulate the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) for its ...

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13 December 2010

SPA submissions on murray darling basin

The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) last year released its proposed ‘Basin Plan’ ( to manage water extraction in the Murray-Darling Basin. According to the MDBA: “Management will include enforceable long-term average sustainable persion limits, arrangements for the coordination and management of environmental water, ...

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6 March 2002

Revised draft zoning plan – submission to the solitary islands marine park (SIMP), Mar 2002

SUSTAINABLE POPULATION AUSTRALIA inc formerly Australians for an Ecologically Sustainable Population (AESP) PO Box 297 CIVIC SQUARE  ACT  2608 Ph: 02 6235 5488 (bh) Fax: 02 6235 5499   Patrons: Dr Paul Collins Prof Frank Fenner Prof Tim Flannery Prof Ian Lowe Dr Mary White   Manager – Ms Libby ...

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