Family Planning

UN: More than a third of Nobel laureates cite population rise as the biggest threat to humankind.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs  shared this startling news in their Feature Article and video here,  courtesy of the ‘Voice Un Desa’ Newsletter. “More than a third of 50 recently surveyed Nobel laureates cited “population rise / environmental degradation” as the biggest threat to humankind. Second on the list was “nuclear war”, …

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SPA sails through the end of year podcast waves

SPA’s Communications Manager,  Michael Bayliss,  was interviewed on the USA based ‘This Sustainable Life:  Solve For Nature’  podcast.  In this episode,  Michael candidly discusses his perspectives on overpopulation and the necessity to transition to a post-growth economy,  while giving a great plug for SPA and for our Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)  which Michael hosts.   …

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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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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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President message – urgent action to reduce population numbers in order to prevent a potential future disaster.

If you saw a child about to run into the path of a moving vehicle you would at least scream out a warning, or if close enough drag the child back. You wouldn’t stop to think ‘Have I the right?’ or ask permission first from the parents before intervening. Yet we are criticised, particularly by …

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PUBLIC SEMINAR – “population pressures in the pacific”

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall St, Barton ACT 1.30 to 5pm Saturday 14 April 2018   Speakers – first session: Dr Chris McMurray – ‘Population Pressure in the Pacific: not just a matter of numbers’ Since 1982 Chris McMurray has held various teaching and visiting appointments in ANU’s School of Demography. From 1998 until 2002 she …

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World vasectomy day, October 18 2013

SPA is supporting the excellent initiative of World Vasectomy Day   Event Information: When: Friday 18 October 2013 Time: 1:00pm to 7:30pm Where: The Science Exchange, Adelaide   High profile vasectomist, Dr Doug Stein, will perform vasectomies on volunteers while fielding questions from the audience. He will be joined by renowned thinkers, academics …

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights must be prioritized in South asia

Parliamentarians from South Asia committed yesterday to prioritize people’s health and welfare through meeting their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) needs, particularly those of women and young people.
Meeting in Bangkok, MPs discussed ways to reduce the unacceptably high maternal mortality rate in South Asian countries and how to tackle problems relating to Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal having the highest birth rates among adolescents.

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