Policy Platform - Sustainable Australia

Sustainable Australia | Policies

Established in 2010 from the political centre, we have a positive plan to secure an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia.

To meet our aims, we have developed a comprehensive policy platform, detailed below.

This includes four major policy priorities:

  • Jobs
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Environment

> Secure #jobs in a more diverse economy

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  • How? Better invest in education and skills training for local workers; Re-allocate our scarce economic capital (away from property speculation and back into manufacturing, agriculture, small business entrepreneurship, etc); A simpler, fairer tax system; Rebuild the regions; Fair trade with a level playing field; Australian ownership and management of utilities, land and resources; & more.

> Affordable #housing for first home buyers and renters

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  • How? Tax reform (end CGT/NG concessions); End foreign purchases; Lower immigration; & more.

> Better #planning to save our cities, suburbs and towns from overdevelopment

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  • How? Independent localised community development decisions and plans; Better public transport; Preserve or plant corridors of biodiversity; Prioritise ecological design in housing; & more.

> Sustainable #environment and population

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  • How? Transition to a predominantly renewable energy supply; Moratorium on all fracking; Increase conservation management funding; Enhance biodiversity and native species programs; Protect animal habitats from housing and farming land clearing; Minimise factory farming; Slow population growth (so all of the above isn't undermined); & more.

> Other policy highlights

  • Moratorium on all fracking
  • No new casinos
  • Stop undemocratic privatisation
  • Higher animal welfare standards
  • Stronger national biodiversity plan
  • Greater employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Invest more in renewable energy
  • Save our backyards from developers
  • Establish major community product repair and recycle centres
  • Prioritise public transport funding over new tollways
  • Review and renegotiate all trade agreements
  • Establish an independent Federal commission against corruption
  • Require more timely disclosure of political donations
  • Lower immigration from its record level (over 200,000 p.a.) back to the long term average of 70,000 p.a.
  • Tackle global population growth through increased foreign aid for female education and universal access to contraception
  • Enable citizen initiated referenda or plebiscites to give the people a proper say on important issues like euthanasia, immigration, marriage definition, abortion, republic, etc

In summary - an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. A nation that is democratically governed for the people, not vested interests and vocal minorities. Join today.


National policy platform (24 sections):

Our policy priorities (and much more) are detailed within our comprehensive policy platform below. Issues outside of our comprehensive policy platform are addressed on merit, if elected.