In 2019, Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) undertook a project to find out why people decide to have small or child free families. We interviewed people from all around Australia with diverse backgrounds, ages, occupations and countries of birth. What united them all was their love of the natural environment and a sense of responsibility to the planet when deciding on whether or not to have children.
This video is part of SPA’s Stop At 2 Campaign. We are encouraging a more open discussing around normalising choice around small or child free families. We are supporting a global movement that empowers people worldwide to be empowered and make informed decisions around family planning.
Recorded at COP25 in Madrid, Spain on December 6, 2019, this may have been the only formal event at the UN climate negotiations where human overpopulation was even discussed. Our burgeoning human numbers constitute a major ‘elephant in the room’.
Former Premier Bob Carr and Leith Van Onselen (MacroBusiness) will be launching a new report from Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) that explores the reasons why infrastructure is struggling to keep pace with Australia’s population growth. All welcome to this free event at the State Library in Sydney, Tuesday 26th November. More information here, tickets here.
In the first episode of series 2 of Tough Crowd, comedian and musician Jude Perl meets 3 of the Melbourne Baronesses. The Baronesses are a group of empowered women who have reclaimed the term ‘Barren’ to celebrate their choice to be child free.
Former NSW Premier Bob Car, famously stated in 2000 that Sydney was full.
Almost 20 years later, Sydney has grown by another million people. Since then, Bob Carr has served as federal foreign minister where he advocated for a global approach to overpopulation. He accepted the offer from Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) to be Patron. Recently, Bob was a panelist on a special episode on ‘QandA’ discussing population policy.
Recently, Bob was a panelist on a special episode on ‘QandA’ discussing population policy.
These days, city living feels much more difficult than it used to be. It seems everyone has a ‘town planning’ issue or gripe. What’s yours?
This animation explores why we need to break from a system of endless economic and population growth. Otherwise, our neighbourhoods will never be dense enough, our cities will never stop sprawling and we will never catch up with the infrastructure backlog. We think it is high time to do something about it.