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MEDIA RELEASE | Sustainable Australia Party endorses strong coronavirus restrictions

The Sustainable Australia Party shares the pain and uncertainty generated by the coronavirus pandemic. Our thoughts are with all those who are being affected, both directly and indirectly.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Venezuelan President's disastrous call

The Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro is encouraging Venezuelan women to have six children each, claiming this will boost the country. His comments have been criticised by human rights activists who note that Venezuelans are already struggling to provide food, clothes and healthcare for their families.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Government needs to act on deeming

The latest cut in interest rates by the Reserve Bank to a record low 0.5% will impact negatively on pensioners and retirees, as the Government continues to rob them with a deeming rate far in excess of what they can prudently achieve with their investments.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Mental health focus on prevention is needed

The massive and rising cost of mental health in Australia has been underscored by proposals from the Victorian Government that the Australian Government increase the Medicare Levy or introduce a new mental health tax.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Retirees and older Australians under attack

One of the numerous unfortunate consequences of the false narrative that we are facing an “ageing crisis” is that it is used to justify attacks on the assets of retirees and older Australians.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Australia should follow Boris Johnson's lead on EVs

The announcement by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he will bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the United Kingdom to 2035 is very welcome.

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SUBMISSION: Retirement Income Review

Sustainable Australia Party has made a submission to the Retirement Income Review via Kelvin Thomson which is now on the Treasury website under 'Retirement Income Review Submissions'.

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MEDIA: Calls to sack Casey Council amid corruption probe

Herald Sun: A motion to sack the embattled Casey Council, which is at the centre of one of Victoria’s biggest corruption scandals, will be made in the upper house today as frustration grows over the state government’s inaction. Sustainable Australia's Clifford Hayes MP will make the move in the Victorian Legislative Council today urging the Andrews Government to dismiss the council.

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FACT CHECK: Sustainable Australia Party's position on population and immigration

The Hon. Kelvin Thomson:

When the economist Leith Van Onselen was recently asked on ABC radio whether his support for a substantial cut in Australia’s migration program meant he was xenophobic, he replied that he supported a return of our migration program to the numbers we had when Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, and Bob Hawke were Prime Minister, and that he presumed that they weren’t regarded as xenophobes.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: More 'fake growth'. Just what we need!

We’ve just had another bout of breathless reporting from journalists, economists and commentators about our economic growth, accompanying the release of the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. Remarkably, people who ought to know better continue to talk about GDP, but make no mention of GDP per capita.

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