Introduction | Sustainable Australia
Sustainable Australia is an independent community party from the sensible centre, with a positive agenda to secure an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. We believe in an evidence-based approach to policy - not an extreme left or right ideology.
Sustainable Australia has carefully developed a comprehensive policy platform. Within this platform, we have prioritised four big issues:
- Secure jobs via a more diverse economy
- Affordable housing for first home buyers and renters
- Better planning to stop over-development
- A sustainable environment and population
There are a range of policies required including tax reform to discourage housing speculation, better investment in education and skills training for local workers, returning real planning power to local communities and investing more into renewable energy to help address climate change.
Urgent policy reform must also include ending Australia's politically engineered rapid population growth. How? Mainly by lowering permanent immigration from a record high 200,000+ per year back to the long term average of 70,000. Refugees would still sit within this at the current level of around 14-20,000.
This is not in any way "blaming migrants" or anti-immigration. It is about ending unsustainable population growth and helping to achieve secure jobs, affordable housing, better planning and a sustainable environment.
It is also pro-migrant and pro-immigration, in order to rebuild and maintain public confidence in the immigration programme for the long term. We support sustainable immigration and proudly boast migrants born in many countries and every inhabited continent on Earth in our party. We blame politicians and vested interests for this unsustainable policy and its impacts on our infrastructure and environment, not migrants.
Our full 'common sense' policy suite can be found on our Policies page.
We need your help
Over one million Australians voted for our party in their top six Senate choices in the 2016 federal election. We are now using this momentum to launch State parties. We have registered in ACT, NSW and VIC. Next stop QLD, NT, SA, TAS and WA from 2019.
Join today and help us build the numbers in your State to end the mismanagement of our beautiful, yet arid and fragile continent - for both us and future generations of Australians.