Senate debates

Thursday, 13 November 2008

White Paper on Global Population

9:37 am

Photo of Bob BrownBob Brown (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate calls on the Government to develop a white paper on population during this period of government which takes into account:
projections of a global population of between 9 to 10 billion people by 2050;
the inability of the Earth to provide for 9 to 10 billion people if average resource consumption is to be at current levels in Australia;
climate change;
Australia’s inability to host exponential population growth; and
the wellbeing of future generations and life on Earth.

Question put.