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Drop in growth rate welcome – SPA

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) welcomes the drop in the population growth rate as reported by the Australian Bureaus of Statistics (ABS) on Friday.

The growth rate in the year to 30 June 2014 was 1.6 per cent, or an increase of 364,900 over the previous year. The growth rate has declined slowly from over 2% three years ago. While growth in both net overseas migration (NOM) and natural increase fell, the fall was greater with NOM, meaning natural increase now makes up 42% (as against 40%) of the total growth.

SPA Newsletter 118 - Nov 2014

How big for Sydney?

An important public meeting for concerned Sydney residents

Guest speakers:

Come and ask your own questions:
2 pm, Saturday November 8, Glebe Town Hall

Give all adolescent girls sex education and information about contraception

Media release for International Day of the Girl Child (October 11)

Adolescent girls everywhere should have age appropriate sex education and ready access to contraception should they need it.

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child and the 2014 theme is "Empowering adolescent girls: Ending the cycle of violence".

According to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA), an unwanted pregnancy is a form of violence against an adolescent girl.

Universal access to contraception critical for stabilising population

If we are to avoid having 12 billion people on the planet by the end of the century, we must make contraception readily available to all couples.

On 18 September 2014, an important paper was published in the journal Science from the United Nations’ Population Division, saying that world population is unlikely to stabilise this century and instead could grow from the current 7.2 billion to between 9.6 and 12.3 billion by 2100.

SPA Newsletter 117 - Sep 2014

Time for Complete Review of Immigration

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) today called on the Federal Government to undertake a complete review of immigration into Australia in light of claims of widespread rorting of the system.

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Global urbanisation good for some but bad for nature

A UN Report[i] to be issued tomorrow (July 10), the day before World Population Day, will note that by 2050 about two-thirds of all humans will live in urban areas. Most of the anticipated urban growth by 2050 will occur in Asia and Africa. Already, more than half the global population lives in cities.

VicTas Branch AGM

Annual General Meeting
2.00pm Saturday July 12th 2014

Venue: Balwyn Library meeting room, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103, Australia
Tram number:109
Melway ref. 46E8
Contact: Jill Quirk Ph. 95097429 vic@population.org.au

Guest Speaker: Jenny Warfe, spokesperson for Blue Wedges

“Politics, Population and Ports”

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