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KELVIN’S BLOG: Retirement from Clifford Hayes' office

I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring from the office of Clifford Hayes with effect from next Friday 15 January. I want to make it clear that I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to work for Clifford for the past 2 years. His integrity, good judgment and basic decency has made working for him a privilege and a joy.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Sustainable Australia Party registers for WA election, calls for 'planning election'

Fresh off an 8 per cent primary vote in the Groom federal by-election [1], Sustainable Australia Party has registered in WA to contest the March 2021 state election.[2]

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MEDIA: 2GB - Where to from here for our relations with China

The relationship between Australia and China has tensed further after a Twitter post shared by China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian shows a doctored image of an Australian soldier holding a knife to an Afghan childs throat.

The Tweet is the latest in the highly publicized battle between the two nations.

The Hon. Kelvin Thomson joins John Stanley to discuss how the situation developed to this point and how he thinks Australia should approach China in the future.

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MEDIA RELEASE: China Free Trade Agreement revealed as worthless

Five years ago, along with being the Federal Labor Member for Wills, I was the Deputy Chair of the Federal Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. In that capacity I wrote a Dissenting Report opposing ratification of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

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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, as well as all other candidates for running.

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KELVIN’S BLOG: Elimination of Coronavirus in Victoria

They said it couldn’t be done, but it has. Victoria has now had 28 consecutive days of no new coronavirus cases, and now has no active cases. We meet the epidemiologists definition of coronavirus having been eliminated.

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KELVIN’S BLOG: High Density and the Environment

An incessant claim made by the dense population pushers is that higher density is better for the environment. The inference is that to oppose higher density is selfish.

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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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