Population

SPA speaks with runner up winner of 8 billion competition Esther Li

Esther Li,  an accomplished young writer (age 10)  was the runner up winner to SPA’s  “8 Billion Day Writer’s Competition.” In the lead up to the 15th November 2022,  the date the UN estimated the global population would reach 8 billion,  Australian residents were invited to submit responses to the following question for their chance …

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Winners of the ‘Eight Billion Day’ writers competition announced

  On this day November 15th, according to UN estimates, the global population will reach 8 billion people.  This means that the world’s population has climbed another billion in just 11 years, which is unprecedented. For many, this is a troubling and existential ‘milestone.’   At SPA, we wanted to capture a broader public sentiment regarding …

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SPA makes a splash in the media

  Sustainable Population Australia has enjoyed a very successful recent run in the media.     The Australian Associated Press (AAP) interviewed two members of our executive committee, Jenny Goldie (national president) and Dr. Jane O’Sullivan.   The resulting article, “Sick environment puts population in focus” was published on Saturday the 08th of October across nearly …

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Australians don’t want more population growth: Survey

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) recently teamed up with online news site YourLifeChoices.  We invited the YourLifeChoices readership to participate in a survey regarding their attitudes toward population growth in Australia. Nearly 500 people responded and the results were overwhelmingly in support of a better, not bigger Australia. For example: 76% of respondents believe Australia does …

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Ian Lowe and Jane O’Sullivan interviewed for new climate change discussion paper

Prof. Ian Lowe and Dr. Jane O’Sullivan,  two of the authors of SPA’s latest discussion paper,  ‘Population and Climate Change’ were interviewed on the Post Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)  hosted by SPA communication manager Michael Bayliss.   From the summary of the episode: “Did you know that climate mitigation models show that the only scenarios …

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