Sustainable Australia Party
Sustainable Australia Party is an independent community movement from the political centre, with a positive plan for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. SAP supports a science and evidence-based approach to policy - not a left or right wing ideology.
Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This requires us to operate our society (and economy) within safe environmental limits.
The problem in Australia
Australia's political system and major parties have been corrupted by vested interests, particularly powerful property developer lobby groups pushing an unsustainable real estate-driven economy.
As a result, our politicians lack long-term, science-based policy vision and push the folly of unlimited growth in both resource consumption and population, which pushes our society outside of safe environmental limits and compromises the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Among many growing problems, this corruption drives relentless overdevelopment via suburban sprawl and high-rise density, resulting in the destruction of Australia's environment and quality of life.
SAP's policy plan
To address our corrupted political system and unsustainable growth agenda, we need to think globally and act locally.
Through our 'Environment', 'Planning' and 'Governance' policies, SAP is campaigning to:
There's much more in our broad policy platform, including policies to deliver affordable housing, efficient public transport and a more diverse economy.
Ideological misrepresentation of SAP
Based on clear environmental science and within a broad policy platform, SAP strongly advocates for lower population growth in Australia (and globally).
Specifically, we support lowering our annual immigration intake - from John Howard's post-2000 ramp up to 200,000 per annum - back to the long term (twentieth century) average of 70,000.
Because of this position, political opponents and ideologues misrepresent SAP as 'anti-immigration' and worse. These misrepresentations come from parts of The Greens, Labor, online bloggers and even some journalists(!) whose ideologies deny the impact of population growth on the environment. SAP is pro-migrant and boasts migrant members born on every inhabited continent in our party, but calls for a rational and mature debate on numbers.
Former Federal Shadow Minister for the Environment The Hon. Kelvin Thomson - who joined SAP in 2019 - addresses and rejects the misrepresentations and myths here.
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