Issue 7
Monday, 22 May 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Taylor
Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Taylor

Darwin to host population conference

By Patrick Nelson

The countdown to a major national population conference to be held for the first time in Darwin has begun for organisers from Charles Darwin University’s Northern Institute.

Lead organiser and Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Taylor said he expected the Australian Population Association’s 19th biennial Conference on July 18-20, 2018, to draw a large number of delegates.

“Fresh from analysing newly released 2016 Census data, population experts, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students will gather to deliberate on the latest population research, trends and issues,” Dr Taylor said.

“My colleague Dr Tom Wilson has begun work on the academic program, which will be contemporary and insightful, and which we anticipate will include some leading international experts as keynote speakers.”

Dr Taylor said population issues remained paramount for the Northern Territory, which continued to experience relatively low rates of growth, affecting the economy and GST share.

“The conference will be an ideal opportunity to present our research and discuss Territory population issues on the national stage.” 

Dr Taylor said the conference had been made possible with support from the Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance.

He said forthcoming details would be published on the Australian Population Association’s website: W: apa.org.au