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People policy : Australia's population choices

Author: K D Cocks
Publisher: Sydney, Australia : UNSW Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lively and readable contribution to the optical debate on Australia's population and immigration policy (or lack of it) comes from one of the country's best known and most authoritative environmental writers. People Policy contains a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary, informative review of the background to, studies on and approaches to population policy. It draws heavily on submissions to the House of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K D Cocks
ISBN: 0868402478 9780868402475
OCLC Number: 36923232
Description: xvii, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Historical background to the population debate --
2. Australia's demographic choices --
3. The politics of population and immigration policy --
4. Economic arguments about population size --
5. Resource availability arguments about population size --
6. Evironmental quality arguments about population size --
7. Social (dis)benefit arguments about population size --
8. International arguments about Australia's population size --
9. Risk avoidance and voodoo arguments about population size --
10. Overview of arguments about population size --
11. Options for an Australian population policy --
12. Complementary policies --
13. The long view --
learning to adapt --
14. Take-home messages --
Appendix 1. Jones Inquiry submissions --
Appendix 2. Demographic terminology.
Responsibility: Doug Cocks.

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Cooks, a researcher and writer on environmental issues, believes that there are too many people in Australia, and that Australia's population growth can be stabilized in a generation or so by  Read more...

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