7. An Australian population policy must consider the geographical distribution of human settlements rather than just concentrate upon population size at the national level.
There is a constant struggle within the Greens between those who believe environmental issues must have primacy and those who regard social issues as paramount. If this struggle cannot be resolved in a manner that recognises population growth as the key driver of our environmental difficulties then maybe Australia will need an alternative political organisation - an “Environment Party” perhaps?
In my next article on population I will look at some of the misconceptions and outright deceptions in the population debate.
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