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NEWSLETTER: Help register our WA state party

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Help register our WA state party

The coronavirus pandemic must be a wake up call about the dangers and limitations of our politicians' obsession with endless growth, and the need to focus more on health and wellbeing.

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KELVIN'S BLOG: Herald Sun Editorial “Rebuilding the Nation”

Today’s Herald Sun Editorial, “Rebuilding the Nation”, is a much needed breath of fresh air in what has been for a long time a very short-sighted debate about globalisation and free trade.

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MEDIA: 3AW - High density or health?

The Hon. Kelvin Thomson, Former Federal Member for Wills & adviser for Sustainable Australia Party’s Clifford Hayes, joins Michael for a discussion on high density living in the age of coronavirus.

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MEDIA: Tasmanian Times - Planning Laws and Institutions Under Attack

In the 1990s Tasmanian state governments introduced a range of progressive planning and environmental laws including the State Coastal Policy, the Threatened Species Protection Act, the Land Use Planning Act and the establishment of the Resource Planning Development Commission (now the Tasmanian Planning Commission) and the Resource Management Planning and Appeal Tribunal.

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NEWSLETTER: Who owns our politicians and media?

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Who owns our politicians and media?

The coronavirus crisis has helped us to understand the power and influence of the property industry. Consider the following media reports from this week.

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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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