The 'exodus' from capital cities amounts to 0.06% of their populations – similar to recent years – and people are still moving to the cities. What's missing is growth driven by international migrants.
If we want a liveable future for our grandchildren is it ethical to reduce the number of people being born into that world?
The states are primarily responsible for providing infrastructure, but lack the budgets, especially since the pandemic hit revenues. Making up the shortfall depends very much on the Commonwealth.
Our species has far exceeded its fair share of the planetary bounty, and Brown is right to call for the global population to peak.
Australia's population growth is expected to be stagnant over the next two years, due largely to decreased immigration. This won't lead to a quick economic recovery.
If governments are looking for a post-pandemic "baby boom" to help populations grow, then they should increase the amount and duration of paid parental leave for both mums and partners.
Why there's no need to panic over warning of 'jaw-dropping' fertility decline.
Western Sydney's growth-driven boom had ended before COVID-19 hit. Some neighbourhood unemployment rates were 2-3 times the metropolitan average, with female workforce participation as low as 43%.
It is easy for people in the industrialised world to blame population growth elsewhere for environmental damage. But increased consumption is just as important – if more confronting.
Labor's immigration spokesperson Kristina Keneally says immigration has "hurt many Australian workers". The evidence suggests it hasn't.
Researchers used advanced chemical analyses to study breastfeeding in some of the world's first farming communities.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
High fertility is driven by a number of factors including desired family size, low levels of use of modern contraceptives, and high levels of adolescent childbearing.
Discussions about climate change often skirt around the issue of population growth, but it is the main driver of rising carbon dioxide levels and many other environmental changes on a planetary scale.
The demands on land and resources from our fast-growing cities are unsustainable, as are the wastes they produce. Yet still our leaders act as if unlimited growth is possible.
The government wants more people to live in Australia's north. So we looked at three scenarios to increase the population and the results don't always look good for the north.
Given Africa’s projected population growth, management of its environment must be a global priority
In addition to being poorly trained, Nigeria's school teachers are being outnumbered by a growing population.
The inner cities of Australia's major state capitals are failing to meet the needs of families in terms of space, amenities and affordability.
State and local governments can't do much about the rapid population growth in Melbourne, but they can take steps to reduce the costs of growing disparities between the outer suburbs and inner city.