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About Us - Founder & President


William Bourke

  • Small business owner
  • Professional background in accounting, banking and marketing
  • Experience in federal government corporate communications
  • Business Masters graduate
  • Lead Senate candidate, NSW

"As someone with a business background, I have been concerned about population issues since the mid 1990s. Growing a bigger population based on the exploitation of finite resources is a recipe for economic disaster. In 2009 I took my concerns further, joining the environmental group Sustainable Population Australia and reading Overloading Australia by Mark O'Connor and William Lines. After hearing Kevin Rudd declare his support for "a big Australia" and Tony Abbott declare his support for "as many people as possible", I decided it was time to act. Australia is desperately in need of democracy to stop the bi-partisan policies of extreme population growth that are causing or exacerbating most of Australia's - and the world's - problems.

I have completed two business degrees and have experience in chartered accounting, banking, federal government corporate communications and most recently run a small business in the marketing field. I have travelled in Asia, North America and Europe and lived in a number of places in Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and North Queensland.

I am equally concerned about economic, environmental and social issues, which are all inherently linked.

I enjoy the outdoors including bushwalking in Sydney's national parks like Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park where it is possible to see our magnificent native wildlife including goannas, wallabies and kookaburras. I appreciate the fact that past generations made the effort to preserve this for us to enjoy - and to protect other species. I want to ensure we pass on our quality of life to future generations. The social problem of housing affordability is also a major concern of mine, with high population growth locking many out of the great Australian dream.

I have never been a member of another political party and am proud that SPP is attracting many high quality people from a broad range of voting and political backgrounds. We are a true 'population' party."

William Bourke
Sustainable Population Party


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