CDU academic to advise on Sustainable Population 

Professor Daniela Stehlik

Charles Darwin University Director of The Northern Institute Professor Daniela Stehlik has been appointed a key panel member to advise the Minister for Sustainable Population Tony Burke.

Minister Burke yesterday announced the membership of three advisory panels to advise him on sustainable population issues.
These panels are the first step in establishing a national dialogue on the Gillard Government’s Sustainable Population Strategy.
Minister Burke said the consultation would deal with a number of concerns that had been raised with him over the past few months including transport congestion, infrastructure, employment and the environment.
For this reason Mr Burke is establishing a Demographic Change and Liveability Panel, a Productivity and Prosperity Panel and a Sustainable Development Panel.
Professor Stehlik is one of Australia's leading social scientists in the areas of sustainability, human service practice and social cohesion with a focus on families and communities in regional/rural Australia, and will sit on the Demographic Change and Liveability Panel.
Minister Burke said that each member appointed would bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience on population issues and would be vital in development of a comprehensive sustainable population strategy.
The Sustainable Population Strategy panels will reflect a diverse range of community opinion and provide advice to the Minister for Sustainable Population on the issues, views, trade-offs, opportunities and challenges associated with population growth and population ageing.
The advice received from the three panels will form the basis of a public issues paper to be released later this year.