New South Wales

Sustainable Australia (NSW)

Sustainable Australia is launching a NSW party in 2017, to contest the state election on 23 March 2019.

 

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Why?

By far the best chance for the party to gain a Parliamentary seat in the next election cycle is the NSW State election.

The quota for a NSW Upper House (Legislative Council) seat is 4.5% of the State vote. By comparison, it is 14.3% for the Senate in Federal Parliament. A party will likely win the last seat if it gets half a quota on first preferences, around 2-2.5% of the vote.

We will achieve this if we get registered.

Please join today!

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Sustainable Australia (NSW) will be campaigning on secure jobs, affordable housing, better planning and a sustainable environment. Sustainable Australia is the only party to offer the choice of a 'Better, not bigger' Australia including a clear policy to end our Liberal/Labor/Greens-engineered rapid population growth. More policy detail here.

To achieve NSW State registration and contest the March 2019 election, we need to lodge our application - with over 750 NSW members - 18 months ahead (by October 2017) due to strict party registration guidelines.


Join Sustainable Australia (NSW)

NB: Our temporary free membership option expired on 1 October 2017 due to us achieving our target of 1000 members, and lodging our registration documents with the NSW Electoral Commission in early October.

Importantly, the Australian Electoral Commission (covering Federal elections) and the NSW Electoral Commission (covering State elections) are separate bodies and require separate application processes. Yes, frustrating!

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> Join the federal party - Sustainable Australia

Any NSW citizen that joins our Federal party (which provides full federal membership benefits) automatically becomes a member of our NSW State party - Sustainable Australia (NSW). Joining fee applies. Membership lasts until you resign.

However, we have a two step process, including the manual NSW form.

Step 1: Complete the Federal party application form online:

http://www.sustainableaustralia.org.au/join

Step 2: Complete the NSW membership form:

https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/81277/DECLARATION_OF_PARTY_MEMBERSHIP_1_Feb_2012.pdf

NB:Please ensure you clearly hand-write (not type) your full legal name and electoral roll details, as well as the party name exactly as:

Sustainable Australia (NSW)

Click on image to download: 

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If you have any problems here, visit this page and directly download 'Declaration of Party Membership (PDF, 18.9 KB)':

http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/candidates_and_parties/handbooks_and_forms/party_registration/political_party_registration

In coming months, the NSWEC will write to a small sample of NSW members and request that they confirm their membership.

 

How to return the form?

1. By email - Email it to nsw@SustainableAustralia.org.au after you scan the completed form (or just take a quality photo with your phone / camera)

2. By post - Sustainable Australia (NSW), PO Box 575, Crows Nest NSW 1585

3. Ask us to post you one - Email nsw@SustainableAustralia.org.au with your postal address and ask for a form (or two) with a reply-paid envelope!

 

FAQ

Q: Why is the manual NSW membership form required?
A: This is a requirement of the NSW Electoral Commission to demonstrate that you are a genuine member (one of 750+ in NSW) for State election registration. Yes, it's archaic and designed (legislated) by the major parties to help stop minor parties from getting registered!

Q: Can I join if I don't live in NSW?
A: Yes, click here.

* If you are looking to blame any ethnic or religious minority group for Australia's growing problems, please do not proceed. You must also be an Australian citizen, and cannot be a current member of another political party.


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