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Sustainable Population Australia statement for World Population Day - 11th July 2016

World population Day was established by the UN in 1989 to highlight concerns as the planet’s population went past 5 billion. It is now at 7.4 billion and rising by about 80 million every year, so the problems are even more intractable (despite the rate of growth declining). Medium scenarios produced by the UN estimate the world population could be between 9 and 10 billion by 2050.

It may surprise some that Australia has one of the highest population growth rates in the developed world. We are adding about 325,000 people a year, with about 55 per cent from net overseas migration and 45 per cent from natural increase at the present time, although it has stood at a 60/40 ratio for a number of years.

Pope Francis disingenuous on climate change


Pope Francis needs to be praised for calling for an "ecological conversion" for the faithful in his sweeping new encyclical on the environment. "Each year sees the disappearance of thousands of plant and animal species which we will never know, which our children will never see, because they have been lost forever," he writes.

The one dollar contraceptive set to make family planning easier - BBC News

(By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News) The new easy-to-use contraceptive device will be available to women in poorer countries for just $1. The new easy-to-use contraceptive device will be available to women in poorer countries for just $1. An agreement has been signed which will make contraceptive injections available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries. It is an injection - but not as you know it. The special device, with a smaller needle and no traditional syringe, will be sold at just $1 a unit. An agreement - signed in the past few days - will make the new way of giving contraceptive injections available to women in 69 of the world's poorest countries. The deal has been reached between the Gates Foundation, the drug company Pfizer and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. Previously the technology has been used for giving hepatitis B jabs in Indonesia. Burkina Faso was the first country to use it for contraception.

Asylum seekers - a growing global crisis

While our government is condemned as being heartless and lacking compassion for asylum seekers, it must be considered in a national and global context.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that ‘everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution’. People leave their countries and seek asylum for many reasons—political persecution, ethnic persecution and gender-based violence. Overpopulation isn't one of them! (Originally published 30 July 2013, 11:23:16 +1000)

Vietnam checks rising population - and benefits socioeconomically

HA NOI — Significant outcomes have been attained in curbing population growth in Viet Nam, with 18.5 million people lower than estimated by 2010, according to health officials. "Achievements of population activities have contributed much to spur the country's socio-economic development, realise Millennium Development Goals, and combat hunger and poverty."

Mindless Philanthropy At The Grass Roots Level

The role of an activist must not be to feel good about him (or her)-self, but to confront and take down the system which is destroying us. It is not to address symptoms or ameliorate conditions but attack root causes. Effecting radical change may in fact involve making conditions worse in order to make them eventually better. Unconditional aid to nations like the Philippines is an act of criminal irresponsibility and ignorance.

Families deserve maximum government support up to two children, then none!

Sex is a voluntary act, therefore children are discretionary.
In an already grossly overcrowded planet, the human motivation to have many children in order to support a family is a backward primitive tradition that is an unsustainable, selfish burden and impost on the planet. But it is clearly the responsibility of governments to control.

The key problem is that delinquent governments ignoring their family size excesses and their population excesses keep receiving generous hand outs from the global community such as the United Nations and the World Bank - as if to confirm - it's ok, keep breeding!


Dear Pakistan: No Family Planning, No Aid---Get It?

Humanity's bottom billion is in a vicious downward cycle. It is imperative that they get control of their numbers---and it is imperative that we don't encourage them to avoid doing so.

Who Is Coercing Whom?

The author responds to news of some so-called 'Green groups' preventing discussion of population numbers as a factor in carbon emissions. "Women should have the right not to have children. But they have no right, in the context of overshoot, to have as many children as they or their husbands want. The “right to choose” cannot be the right to abuse. Even the most jealously guarded right must be measured against equally fundamental rights, most especially the right of our species, and others, to live."

Make Poverty History has some lofty aims, but makes no mention of population explosion.


In Australia, Make Poverty History is a coalition of more than 60 aid agencies, community groups and religious organisations. Make Poverty History has some lofty aims, but ignores the impact of Western diets, makes no mention of family planning or contraception schemes, or even population growth.

Reproductive liberty and ecological meltdown - response to Melanie Phillips article

No Melanie, the 'humanitarian' vision is better served by promoting sensible policies that promote the need for population stabilisation and reduction before it is too late. Governments increasingly intervene in people’s lives to direct behaviour in many ways – with laws, speed cameras, taxes and sanctions. What is more fundamental than preserving the future of our planet? See also Melanie Phillips takes the offensive for large families where no offense was offered

Progress ideology, colonial racism, right to life and family planning

20th century birth control movements have been associated with eugenics and racism. Does this mean that they really were, still are, or that their pioneers were unusual in holding their beliefs? Margaret Sanger, a politically active nurse, was radicalised by the response of the authorities to her attempts to empower women of any origin. She would talk to any politically active group. Margaret Sanger's account of her talk to the Ku Klux Klan. Discussion of the politics of racism and overpopulation.

This I believe - (Margaret Sanger, November 1953)

"As a nurse, I was in contact with the ill and the infirm. I knew something about the health and disease of bodies, but for a long time, I was baffled at the tremendous personal problems of life, of marriage, of living, and of just being. Here indeed was a challenge to “build beyond thyself.” Where was I to begin? I found the answer at every door. [...]

The underclass's use of contraception

This may be comical, but if you consider the unfettered and irresponsible breeding of a certain underclass especially among immigrants, who have promiscuous family arrangements producing a generation of neglected children, the picture is a worrying descent into anarchy, delinquency, social disorder and population rise of quantity at the expense of quality.

Bush slashes US family planning aid budget.

Lame-duck US President Bush who started the Iraq War, estimated to have cost $3 trillion so far, has slashed US Government spending on family planning by US$134 million.

Original article published at www.populationconnection.org.

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