Introduction | Sustainable Australia Party

Sustainable Australia Party is an independent community party from the political centre, with a positive plan for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. We believe in an evidence-based approach to policy - not a left or right 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 environmental limits.

Unfortunately, due to unsustainable growth in resource consumption and population, we ARE now compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. To address this unsustainable growth, we need to think globally and act locally.

The problem in Australia?

Australia's political system has been corrupted by vested interests, including powerful property developer lobby groups.

Our politicians lack long-term policy vision and generally push the folly of unlimited growth including sprawl and high-rise overdevelopment in order to repay these vested interests.

SAP's policy plan?

For starters, SAP is campaigning to:

More broadly, our comprehensive policy platform outlines our vision for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia - including a sustainable environment, better planning, affordable housing and secure jobs.

Political misrepresentation

Unfortunately, because SAP supports a more sustainable population policy for Australia that will require us to return our recently high (post-2000) annual immigration levels back to normal, political opponents sometimes misrepresent this as 'anti-immigration' or worse.

Misrepresentations mainly come from the hard left of politics (including parts of The Greens and to a lesser extent Labor). Former Federal Shadow Minister for the Environment Kelvin Thomson (below) addresses and rejects this myth here.

Get involved

Join today to help us protect our environment, stop overdevelopment and stop corruption.

Let's end the mismanagement of our beautiful, yet arid and ecologically fragile continent - both for us and future generations of Australians.


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