One of Australia's leading social scientists has recently provided advice to assist the Minister for Sustainable Population, Tony Burke.
Charles Darwin University Director of The Northern Institute and Professor of Sociology, Daniela Stehlik advised Mr Burke on sustainable population issues currently facing the Federal Government.
In July last year, Mr Burke created three independent panels to look at population change through three different lenses – demography and liveability; productivity and prosperity; and sustainable development.
Professor Stehlik is one of Australia's authorities in the areas of sustainability, human service practice and social cohesion with a focus on families and communities in regional/rural Australia.
The advice received from the three panels formed the basis of a public issues paper delivered by Mr Burke in December last year entitled “A sustainable population strategy for Australia”.
The work of the panels was an innovative approach to canvassing the range of views on issues raised by changes in Australia’s population with the paper ultimately exploring the different perspectives on population issues.
Mr Burke personally thanked Professor Stehlik for her invaluable contribution as a key panel member of the demographic change and liveability panel.
To learn more or to view the issues paper go to: http://www.environment.gov.au/sustainability/population/publications/issues-paper2.html