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26 April 2014

MR: treasurer hockey ignores massive source of funds

Amid all the talk by politicians and media about the imminent horror budget with cuts to many important services, Treasurer Joe Hockey  fails to see the source of more than enough money to cover all these ‘holes’, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Cutting immigration significantly, and thus the population growth rate, would free billions …

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14 April 2014

MR: ending population growth a critical mitigation tool

Ending world population growth as soon as possible is critical if the world is to limit global warming to 2oC, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).   Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its report issued yesterday said ‘urgent action’ is needed if we are to keep within the …

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28 March 2014

Symposium will offer broader perspective on migration

A major symposium* to be held in Canberra next week will address the ethical issues surrounding migration.  The symposium is being organised by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) which felt many important aspects of migration had been ignored, not least the environmental impact of additional population on the host country, and the issue of intergenerational equity. …

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13 March 2014

MR: latest change to 457 program a retrograde step

The Abbott government’s reopening of a visa loophole in the temporary working visa (457) program is a retrograde step, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). The Gillard government in 2013 had tightened the program to stop rorting by employers in the mining, construction and IT industries who knowingly hired hundreds more foreign workers than they …

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7 March 2014

MR: no advancement for women without access to family planning

There will be no positive change for women unless they have control over their own fertility, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). This requires ready access to contraception within the context of the full range of reproductive health and rights. Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) and encourages advocacy for …

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25 February 2014

MR: quality of education to fall unless population also stabilised

Should Treasurer Joe Hockey stop growth in education spending then he must also stop growth in population if standards are not to fall, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Treasurer Joe Hockey unveiled the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) in Canberra yesterday, warning that social programs, including education, health and welfare, would not see …

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17 February 2014

MR: Rod Quantock ‘peaks’ into the future

Melbourne-based comedian Rod Quantock is bringing his latest show Peak-a-boo to Sydney next week at the invitation of the NSW branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). Quantock says he hopes to enlighten people about what we can expect in the future. In the show he examines some of the things we will start running low …

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