Sustainable Australia Party is an independent community movement from the political centre, with a positive plan for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. We believe in a science and evidence-based approach to policy - not a left or right wing ideology.
We are a group of committed Australians from backgrounds in business, science, the environment, health, academia, demography, politics and many other ordinary citizens; from World War 2 Diggers to migrants born on every inhabited continent on Earth.
Here's a quick introduction from The Hon. Kelvin Thomson:
Aims and policies
To meet our aims, we have developed a comprehensive policy platform.
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.
What is sustainability?
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.
Unfortunately, our politicians 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.
Also see 'Closing the sustainability loop' by party founder William Bourke: CLICK HERE
The party (formerly Sustainable Population Party) believes that any serious plan for a sustainable Australia must include a meaningful sustainable population policy.
In terms of numbers, current rapid population growth policies of successive Liberal/National and Labor/Greens federal governments have Australia on track to grow from 19 million people in 2000 to over 40 million by 2050...
It doesn't stop there... It then grows to 80-100 million by 2100!
Here is an excellent short video from Canadians for a Sustainable Society, whose society faces the same extreme population growth challenges we do:
The party contested its first (federal) election in 2013 and achieved its first elected MP in Victoria in 2018.
Sustainable Australia Party is organised on a national basis and registered (as an incorporated association) with the NSW Department of Fair Trading and ASIC. Our constitution is based on the Department's model constitution.
Each member joins at a national level and is also entitled to membership at a local branch level (if a local branch exists).
Constitution (effective 12 Dec 2020): CLICK HERE
Policy: CLICK HERE