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Australia's population 'carrying capacity'. One nation - two ecologies: a review and assessment

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posted on 2017-05-04, 05:44 authored by Mercer, David
Following an earlier analysis of the submissions to the inquiry (People and Place. vol. 2, no. 3), this article presents an Overview and critical appraisal of the House of Representatives Standing Committee for the Long Term Strategies’ report on Australia's Population 'Carrying Capacity’. The constitution of the Committee, the inquiry process and the report production process are outlined, and the main findings and recommendations are evaluated critically. The report did not produce a conclusive recommendation on an 'ideal' population but did present a series of options for discussion. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 3, no. 1 (1995), p. 23-28. ISSN 1039-4788

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