Perth by-election - 28 July, 2018

Vote 1 Colin Scott

2018 Queen's Baton Relay, Clean Up Australia


Colin Scott is a long-time local resident, small business operator and community volunteer living in North Perth.

  • Small business owner in 20 year local business venture
  • Started working career (12 years) as a registered nurse with WA Health
  • Graduate and post-graduate qualifications in health from Curtin University
  • Started a local ratepayers group to give a voice to residents
  • Co-founder of local environment group rehabilitating Swan River water tributaries
  • Long-time North Perth local coordinator for Clean Up Australia Day
  • Served on executive of local Parents & Citizens Association
  • Instigator of first Australia-wide community garden conference
  • Committed father and husband
  • Baton bearer in Queen's Baton Relay for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Why is Colin standing?

"The next 20 years is important to focus on what is best for both local communities and the national interest. Our party has a new and fresh approach to sustaining our communities and working together to find common ground.

"I'm an underdog in this election, taking to the field knowing that I'm effectively kicking against the wind in every quarter against much bigger opponents. But I believe in doing things better - not necessarily bigger - and hope to kick some goals and bring more awareness for our party."

Colin has also been endorsed as one of two Sustainable Australia WA Senate candidates for the upcoming federal election (to be held between August 2018 and May 2019).

Our party policies

Sustainable Australia is an independent party from the common-sense political centre, with a positive agenda. We have prioritised four big issues for Perth, and Australia:

  • Secure jobs in a more diverse economy
    • For Perth this means:
      • Reducing our reliance on housing construction to drive 'growth' and re-allocating much of this 'property investment' speculation back into our factories, farms and small businesses
      • Placing a strong emphasis on manufacturing in Perth, rather than importing products, including through helping small business start-ups and high tech robotics
      • Better investing in education and skills training (and re-training)
  • Affordable housing for first home buyers and renters
    • For Perth this means:
      • Ending all future negative gearing and capital gains tax concessions for property investors
      • Restricting the purchase of Australian housing and land to Australian citizens and long-term permanent residents
      • Slowing population growth via lower immigration (whilst maintaining our current refugee intake)
  • Better planning to save Perth from overdevelopment
    • For Perth this means:
      • Limiting new housing developments to the ability of the local area's infrastructure (schools, hospitals, roads, public transport, parks, gardens, etc) to cope
      • Applying more lateral and flexible thinking to improving our public transport network, for example, through bus networks across suburban areas rather than just into the CBD
      • Containing our population growth to our ability to affordably and sustainably supply water
  • A sustainable environment and population
    • For Perth this means:
      • A whole-of-catchment approach to delivering a clean and healthy Swan River
      • Curtailing pollution in our living environment, including noise pollution through vehicles and construction
      • Strengthening local environmental initiatives including waste recycling, biodiversity and animal habitat protection, soil health, waste recycling and community gardens

Over several years, we have also developed a comprehensive national policy platform for an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Australia. Click here.

Electorate of Perth

More information: CLICK HERE

How to Vote

Vote 1 Colin Scott, then number all boxes in the order of your preference.

Important: Don't let any party tell you how to allocate your preferences. It's up to you!

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Get involved

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Authorised by William Bourke, 20 Burlington St, Sydney.

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  • Sustainable Australia Party
    commented 2018-07-09 11:27:01 +1000
    Hi All,
    There is a meeting at Cranked Cafe in Oxford Street, Leederville on Sunday 15 July (2.30pm – 4.00pm). Please meet Colin and help him to get the word out. Further details on Facebook:
    Thanks, SA
  • Peter Strachan
    commented 2018-06-12 18:27:54 +1000
    Colin Scott is one of the most community-minded people I have met.

    He was recognised for his work by being chosen to be a baton bearer for the recent Commonwealth Games.
  • William Bourke
    published this page in Elections 2018-06-12 17:46:29 +1000