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.
Traffic congestion (on our roads and trains)…Housing affordability (or lack thereof)…Youth unemployment….overstretched services such as schools and health care…just SOME of the impacts of population policy as dictated by big business and the growth lobbies. This is why we need an educated, aware and vocal PopCulture movement!
Please share this video, start the conversations, or join a movement such as Sustainable Population Australia that advocates for a sustainable and stable post growth society.
SPA presents the first episode of ‘Tough Crowd’, a series of interviews between loved comedian Rod Quantock with other comedians, entertainers, environmentalists, politicians etc, on the challenges of talking about population in wider society.
Jude Perl (comedian and musician) talks about her decision not to have children and some of the difficult conversations she has had with her friends and family. This include a special live performance of her song ‘Let’s Hang Out’.