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16 May 2024

A bucket full of shiny things won’t displace a barrel full of pain

The federal budget attempts to appease struggling households with a few hand-outs, while maintaining the underlying drivers of per capita recession, says Sustainable Population Australia president Peter Strachan. “The main reason Australia’s post-Covid inflation is more persistent than in other developed countries is our run-away population growth, sending rents and building costs skyrocketing,” said Mr …

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14 May 2024

2024 Federal budget must address housing affordability and protect the environment

  Ahead of the 2024 Federal Budget, environmental protection organisation, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) is searching for evidence that the Treasurer will follow through on his commitment to prioritise the wellbeing of citizens. SPA National President, Peter Strachan said: “A single focus on Australia’s national trade in goods as services, as calculated by its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), …

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10 May 2024

NSW Biodiversity report fails to mention underlying cause of decline

Sustainable Population Australia is alarmed that the NSW Biodiversity Outlook Report 2024 fails to identify population numbers and growth as the underlying causes of biodiversity decline in the state. SPA national president Peter Strachan, says habitat loss is cited as the major threat to biodiversity; yet the report does not explain why this habitat loss …

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29 April 2024

SPA welcomes new president and Patron

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed Metallurgist and corporate analyst Peter Strachan as its new president. Former leader of the Australian Democrats Dr John Coulter has also been appointed SPA’s sixth Patron. Mr Strachan is well known in the Perth community and has been active in the population debate for 45 years.  For 17 years …

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16 April 2024

Public meeting will address Australia’s unsustainable population growth

At a public meeting in Adelaide on Saturday organised by Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), expert speakers will explain why Australia’s current rapid population growth is unsustainable. SPA is currently running a campaign ‘Say NO to Big Australia!’ In the year ending 30 September 2023, Australia grew by 659,800 people, at a growth rate of  2.5%, …

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11 April 2024

Majority say Australia does not need more people: TAPRI survey

  According to the latest survey from The Australian Population Research Institute (TAPRI), a decisive 71% of voters say Australia does not need more people. Jenny Goldie, national president of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says there is a large and growing voter constituency concerned about the level of immigration despite support from Business, Labor Government …

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6 April 2024

Access to contraception is a fundamental right

  Media release for World Health Day, 7 April 2024   On the eve of World Health Day, the theme of which is ‘My Health, My Right’, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) says that the right to health must include the right to sexual, reproductive and maternal healthcare services, and most importantly, access to contraception. Among …

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21 March 2024

Population growth rate figures even more shocking than last quarter

  The population growth rate figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday are even more shocking than those released three months ago, says Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). According to the ABS, for the year ending 30 September 2023, Australia’s population growth rate was 2.5%, equivalent to that of Nigeria, Senegal and Somalia, …

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21 March 2024

Growing global population placing increasing demand on water

  Media release for World Water Day (22 March 2024) Water, a finite resource, is under growing pressure from growing populations at both national and global levels, says Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). According to SPA, this threatens both social and international stability. SPA national president Jenny Goldie says currently about half the world’s population experiences …

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14 March 2024

Population growth is unsustainable regardless of action to reduce impact

  The SA/NT branch of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has welcomed the State of Environment 2023 (SoE) report for South Australia which states that human activities are the greatest driver of environmental change. According to the report, unless we reduce our impacts, adapt to our environment and better appreciate that our health and wellbeing is …

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