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Sustainable Population Australia

February 7, 2011

Last week I was proud to become a patron of Sustainable Population Australia.

It was formed in Canberra in 1988 by people who felt population numbers were overlooked or regarded as too contentious by many striving to preserve Australia’s environment.

Each extra person born in or moving to Australia creates three times the emissions of a person in Britain.

The world’s population quadrupled from 1.5 billion to 6 billion during the 20th century. The current population of 6.9 billion is expected to grow to 9.2 billion by 2050. That is tragic.

SPA’s aims include promoting policies that will lead to stabilisation of Australia’s population by encouraging low fertility and low immigration rates. While SPA advocates low immigration rates it rejects any selection of immigrants based on race. That, of course, has always been my position.

SPA does not want future generations to inherit a world that is so overpopulated and so environmentally degraded that it won’t be able to support the quality of life everyone deserves.

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  1. Karen Joynes permalink
    February 8, 2011 8:17 am

    Congratulations on becoming a patron of SPA.

  2. Paddy Weaver permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:49 pm

    Welcome aboard Mr Carr. As a SPA member I have welcomed your contributions over the years on the population debate. I am proud as I am sure most members will be to have you as a Patron of Sustainable Population Australia. My thanks.

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