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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KELVIN'S BLOG: Environmental cost of urban consolidation

The Age reported on 16 October that ecologists are increasingly recognising the importance of green urban areas in Australia’s major cities for threatened species.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Regressive and corrupt ACT election funding system must be reformed

Despite the constant assertions from the ACT Labor-Green alliance that they run a ‘progressive’ government, one simple fact undermines this – the ACT election funding system.

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MEDIA: The West Australian - Party to tap coast campaign

An east-coast community-focused political party will use the Preserve Gnarabup campaign as part of its drive to contest seats in the South West at next year’s WA election.

Sustainable Australia Party president William Bourke said the five-star resort proposed for the Gnarabup coast was a prime example of WA’s “top-down” planning approvals process that did not reflect the sentiments of individual communities.

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NEWSLETTER: Clifford Hayes MP - Here's what I've been working on recently

Dear supporters and Sustainable Australia Party members,

I hope my letter finds you and your loved ones well.

I hope you are all staying strong during extremely difficult circumstances. This unprecedented pandemic is undermining the social and economic fabric of our state. 

As you will be aware, the past month has been dominated by the State Government's push to extend Victoria's State of Emergency.

I will touch on that, and many other issues, in this newsletter. 


Clifford Hayes MP

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