The next event in the Wheeler Centre’s ‘Question Time’ series will focus on Population Growth.
If you are in Melbourne on Wednesday 13 May, from 6.15 to 7.15 pm, you may wish to attend and participate in the discussion.
Here’s the blurb from the Wheeler Centre’s website:
Through a full hour of Q&A with our expert panellists, we’ll explore the many facets of the population question in Australia, and how they intersect with the broader implications of a burgeoning global population. Has there been a true governmental strategy since Rudd’s Big Australia? What are the current trends in Australia’s population growth, and how have they changed? And what advances are we seeing in food, water and energy systems to support communities around the world?
Host Madeleine Morris will facilitate your discussion with panellists including environmentalist and former Australian Conservation Foundation president Ian Lowe, environmental policy and urban planning expert Michael Buxton, and internationally-renowned medical anthropologist, social historian and public health researcher Lenore Manderson.
Big questions for the panel to address must be about the impact of our current high rate of growth through immigration, and what the Australian government should be doing to REDUCE IMMIGRATION.
During his term as president of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Ian Lowe prevaricated over this issue. The ACF’s failure to adhere to its own policy statement (‘ACF urges the Commonwealth to reduce net migration to a level that is consistent with a goal of environmental sustainability’) was the subject of our post in late January.
The event at the Wheeler Centre is free of charge, but bookings are requested via this web page. The Wheeler Centre is located at 176 Little Lonsdale Street, in the State Library of Victoria complex.