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Charities warm to climate - April 6

Philanthropic support for climate-change issues tripled in 2008.

September 16 2011

Bring on the population debate

The Coalition is returning to an old playbook, tapping into concerns about an increasing number of asylum seekers arriving by boat and linking that to the overall issue of immigration. That in turn links into people's fears about rocketing house prices, water shortages and a fluctuating job market in recent troubled times and bingo - a scare campaign is born.

September 16 2011

Speeding Progress on the Millennium Development Goals _ January 2010

Population Facts - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division Fact sheet on MDG's 2010/1

September 16 2011

Health Workers, International Migration and Development - March 2010

United Nations Population Facts Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division No. 2010/2/E

September 16 2011

The Age Distribution of Deaths - April 2010

United Nations Population Facts Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division No. 2010/3

September 16 2011

Sex Differentials in Mortality - April 2010

United Nations Population Facts Department of Economic and Social Affairs * Population Division No. 2010/4

September 16 2011

Child Adoption: Trends and Policies - April 2010

The study provides a solid foundation for furthering research on child adoption and, more specifically, on the demographic factors that shape the demand for and the availability of adoptable children. The focus of the report is on the nexus between adoption policies and trends at the national and global levels. Understanding adoption policies and their origins is all the more important today because, as adoption has become global, inconsistencies among the legal principles and traditions regarding adoption in different countries are increasingly coming to the fore.

September 16 2011

PoPulation growth: what do australian voters want? - April, 2010

Immigration-fuelled population growth has accelerated under the Rudd Government. Recent projections suggest that Australia may grow from its current 22 million to 35.9 million by 2050. This prospect has sparked a public debate about the country’s demographic future. If population growth were to become an election issue how would Australian voters respond? Relevant new data are available from the latest Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, a mailout questionnaire sent to a large random sample of voters. It was completed between December 2009 and February 2010.

September 16 2011

Tony Burke rules out setting population targets for Australia - April 2010

THE nation's first Population Minister, Tony Burke, has ruled out setting population targets in the strategy that he will draw up over the next 12 months.

September 16 2011

Tony Abbott sets population target of 29 million people - April 30

TONY Abbott has fired a new shot in the population debate, declaring the nation should aim for a long-term target of 29 million people. That's seven million fewer than the 36 million Treasury prediction for 2050. Last year Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said he supported a "big Australia", and in January Mr Abbott also talked up a larger population.

September 16 2011

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