Environment | Sustainable Population Australia

An independent not-for-profit organisation seeking to protect the environment and our quality of life by ending population growth in Australia and globally, while rejecting racism and coercive population control. SPA is an environmental advocacy organisation, not a political party.



Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is delighted to announce that Bindi Irwin has accepted its invitation to be its Youth Ambassador.

December 8 2013

MR - Population, resources and climate change - implications for Australia's near future

The impact of population growth, diminishing resources and climate change on Australia’s future will be discussed by scientists at the Fenner Conference on Environment, being held at the Shine Dome in Canberra on 10 and 11 October 2013.
Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University, Professor Paul Ehrlich, will serve as the keynote speaker. An accomplished author, Professor Ehrlich is a pioneer in alerting the public to the problems of overpopulation, and in raising issues of population, resources, and the environment as matters of public policy.

October 7 2013


Australia’s population annual growth of just under 400,000 people is absolutely unsustainable, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).
Figures out today from the Bureau of Statistics reveal Australia’s population grew at 1.8 per cent, with net overseas migration of 238,300 people (60%) in the year ending March 31, 2013, and natural increase of 159,100 people (40%).
SPA National President Ms Jenny Goldie says infrastructure spending has not kept pace with such rapid growth, resulting in greater congestion, unaffordable housing and longer waiting times.

September 27 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.

September 6 2013

Bindi Irwin has world on her mind

"WILDLIFE Warrior Bindi Irwin is all grown up and ready to rumble.
The late Croc Hunter's blossoming daughter turns 15 this week and is ready to swap singing and dancing for serious debate. And one of the issues closest to her heart is family planning and birth control to curb overpopulation of the planet."
Writes Kathleen Donaghey of the Sunday Mail (Qld).

July 22 2013

Leave enough water for other species

Humans are appropriating too much water for their own needs and not leaving enough for the survival of other species, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

SPA National President, Ms Jenny Goldie, says that water is essential for all life, not just for humans.

“The more water that is taken from rivers and aquifers to supply humans for domestic use, industry and agriculture, the less there is for the myriad of other organisms,” says Ms Goldie.

June 14 2013

Media Release: World Population Day, 11th July: London family planning summit could compensate for Rio+20 failures

London family planning summit could compensate for Rio+20 failures – if fundamentalist religion will get out of the way

Women around the world were rightly furious that the term “reproductive rights” was removed from the outcome document produced at the UN's Rio +20 conference on sustainable development last month according to national environment group, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

July 11 2012

On World Environment Day Aussie governments opt for brown rather than Green Economy

Sustainable Population Australia

Patrons: Senator the Hon. Bob Carr, Dr Paul Collins, Prof Tim Flannery, Prof Ian Lowe, Dr Mary E White


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June 4 2012

Radioactive Boar on the Rise in Germany - 30 July 2010

s Germany's wild boar population has skyrocketed in recent years, so too has the number of animals contaminated by radioactivity left over from the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. Government payments compensating hunters for lost income due to radioactive boar have quadrupled since 2007.

September 16 2011

Restoring the Paradise that Saddam Destroyed - 30 July 2010

Saddam Hussein drained the unique wetlands of southern Iraq as a punishment to the region's Marsh Arabs who had backed an uprising. Two decades later, one courageous US Iraqi is leading efforts to restore the marshes. Not even exploding bombs can deter him from his dream.

September 16 2011