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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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7 March 2024

International Woman’s Day: Empowering women begins with reproductive rights

  Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) has endorsed the theme of this year’s International Woman’s Day , namely, ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’,  which is aimed at tackling women’s economic disempowerment. SPA says, however, that economic progress for women is conditional on a number of factors, not least the ability to determine when (or indeed if) …

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14 February 2024

Reduce pressures on wildlife by stabilising human numbers

    Sustainable Population Australia has called for the stabilisation of human population numbers in light of a UN Report that reveals migratory wildlife are in a shocking state. The first-ever State of the World’s Migratory Species report was launched on Monday by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). …

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5 February 2024

SPA mourns loss of Lowitja O’Donohue

  Sustainable Population Australia is mourning the loss of its former trustee, Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue, who died in Adelaide yesterday. Dr O’Donohue was the inaugural chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and patron of the Lowitja Institute, a research institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing. SPA national …

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25 January 2024

27 million ‘milestone’ no cause for celebration

  Australia’s passing the 27 million population milestone is a matter of deep concern and not a cause for celebration, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ population clock, the milestone was passed at 3.45pm on Wednesday 24 January. It was helped along by a record 624,100 population increase …

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