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18 December 2013

MR: Australia’s population growth rate remains alarmingly high

Australia’s growth rate of 1.8 per cent is alarmingly high, unsustainable and unacceptable, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its demographic figures for the year ending June 2013 yesterday, revealing Australia’s population growth rate remains at 1.8 per cent. Population growth for the period was 407,000 with natural …

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7 December 2013

Population group welcomes bindi Irwin as youth ambassador

7 December 2013   Media release Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is delighted to announce that Bindi Irwin has accepted its invitation to be its Youth Ambassador. Bindi is the daughter of the original Wildlife Warrior and conservationist Steve Irwin. Bindi, 15, who has inherited her father’s love of animals, is an actress and television presenter …

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5 December 2013

MR: population group critical of ABS projections

The population environment advocacy group, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), has called upon the Australian Bureau of Statistics to expand its recent population projections to include a scenario based upon Australia’s long-term average Net Overseas Migration (NOM). SPA’s NSW President, Mr Kris Spike says that the three projections offered by the ABS were based upon very …

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12 October 2013

MR – stop destroying habitat, stabilise population and end coal exports: conference declares

Delegates at the Fenner Conference on Environment in Canberra passed a unanimous declaration yesterday calling for policies to stabilise population and for an end to coal exports and habitat destruction. The conference called “Population, Resources and Climate change: implications for Australia’s near future” addressed the nexus between the three issues. It highlighted the urgent need …

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11 October 2013

Declaration from fenner conference 2013

Passed unanimously by the participants at the Fenner Conference Recognising          the inextricable links between population, resources and climate change        that human economic systems are dependent on natural ecological systems        that a sustainable future depends on widespread ecological literacy        that we are fast …

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4 October 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 …

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26 September 2013

Australia’s population growth unsustainable

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 …

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28 August 2013

High population growth costing us dearly

The political parties are not mentioning it, but high population growth is preventing Australians from having the range of necessary services required for a satisfying and productive life, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). In 2012, Australia’s population grew by 394,200 at a rate of 1.8 per cent.  Net overseas migration (235,900 people) made up 60 …

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20 August 2013

Earth overshoot day – August 20 – even earlier this year.

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has expressed concern that Earth Overshoot Day is two days earlier than last year (August 22) and two months earlier than 20 years ago (October 21). The Global Footprint Network sets the date each year as the point at which humanity has consumed the equivalent of the year’s entire production of renewable …

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17 August 2013

Excessive population at heart of egypt chaos

A population that has grown larger than the resources required to sustain it lies at the heart of Egypt’s current political turmoil, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Egypt experienced an ‘Arab Spring’ uprising in 2011 but recently the military has sacked democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, leading to riots in which hundreds of people …

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