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?
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