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MEDIA RELEASE: Sustainable Australia Party candidate thanks Groom voters and congratulates winner

Sustainable Australia Party Groom by-election candidate Sandra Jephcott, a Queensland veterinarian and farmer, today thanked Groom by-election voters for their support and congratulated Liberal National Party candidate Garth Hamilton on his win.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Groom by-election voters can help stop property developer donations and corruption

Sustainable Australia Party is calling for Groom voters to support its campaign to ban all property developer political donations as part of its plan to protect our environment, stop overdevelopment and stop corruption.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Only one party in Groom by-election would stop Adani and New Acland coal mine expansion

Of the four parties contesting the 28 November Groom by-election, only Sustainable Australia Party advocates for a moratorium on new coal mines and coal mine expansions as part of Australia’s action plan to address climate change.

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KELVIN’S BLOG: Disgraceful over-riding of state anti-corruption laws

The Liberal and Labor Parties recently voted in the Federal Parliament to allow property developers to ignore State laws banning them from making political donations, if the donation is for “federal purposes”.

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KELVIN’S BLOG: Consumers and Helen Coonan's conflict of interest

Consumer protection in Australia is in decline. One of the areas where it is in decline relates to financial services and the provision of credit.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Good public health is good economics

There has been no shortage of lobbying by business interests in Victoria against the coronavirus lockdown of the past few months. Certainly the lockdown has been tough on many businesses, and it has involved a lot of sacrifice on the part of Victorians.

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MEDIA: The Age - Esme Johnston house granted permanent heritage protection

An idiosyncratic Tudor Revival house in Brighton that was afforded no heritage protection by the local council has been saved following a community campaign to stop it being bulldozed... Meanwhile a parliamentary inquiry will be held into heritage protection in Victoria after the Legislative Council passed a proposal by Sustainable Australia Party MP Clifford Hayes.

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MEDIA: Herald Sun - Push for a Parliamentary investigation into Victoria’s ‘lost’ heritage homes and buildings

A state MP wants an inquiry to look at the “lost” heritage homes and buildings of Melbourne. Sustainable Australia Party MLC Clifford Hayes is pushing for a Parliamentary investigation amid concern that Victorian heritage laws are too weak.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Crown Casinos, like Universities, cashes in on foreign visa free-for-all

For years both the left and right of politics have been busy pushing “open borders” and trying to banish debate about the size of Australia’s population from the public square. Instead of sensible debate we have had name calling (“anti-immigration, xenophobic, selfish”) and media de-platforming.

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MEDIA: RiotACT - A fairer distribution of electoral funding

Independent candidates and political parties who get more than 4 per cent of first preference votes at this election will receive $8.62 per vote from the ACT Electoral Commission.

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