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:
> Secure #jobs in a more diverse economy
- How? Better invest in education and skills training; 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
- How? Tax reform (end CGT/NG concessions); Ban foreign buyers; Lower immigration; & more.
> Better #planning to save our cities, suburbs and towns from overdevelopment
- How? Independent localised community decisions; Better public transport; Preserve or plant corridors of biodiversity; Prioritise ecological design in housing; & more.
> Sustainable #environment and population
- 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.
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.