Population

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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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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A new petition to ‘Rethink Big Australia’ before the election

SPA member Simon Cole (currently on the QLD branch committee) has launched a new online petition calling for a reconsideration of Australia’s population policy before the next Federal election.   While this is not an official SPA campaign,  nevertheless,  we recommend heading to the change.org site and adding your signature to the petition. Link to the …

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