Firstly, on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party National Committee, I'd like to offer our deepest sympathies to all who have been affected by Australia's devastating bushfires.
We hope that you and your family and friends are safe throughout this environmental emergency. No doubt you share our great concern for the devastating damage also done to Australia's animals and biodiversity.
In these difficult times, we offer a particular thanks to our courageous (and often volunteer) firefighters as well as others helping out in many ways.
Sustainable Australia Party's position on population and immigration
During recent election campaigns we have had to put up with a variety of false and damaging assertions, including that our party is 'anti-immigration', and worse.
Please read my full response via the link below and consider supporting our party's push for a rational and mature debate on population, particularly if we are to seriously address issues like overdevelopment, water shortages and climate change.
When the economist Leith Van Onselen was recently asked on ABC radio whether his support for a substantial cut in Australia's migration program meant he was xenophobic, he replied that he supported a return of our migration program to the numbers we had when Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, and Bob Hawke were Prime Minister, and that he presumed that they weren't regarded as xenophobes.
He could equally have pointed out to the interviewer that our present migration program is giving us 250,000 extra people every year. If a political party or commentator proposed quadrupling the current program to a million extra people every year, would anyone who disagreed be a racist bigot?
Full response: CLICK HERE
Hon. Kelvin Thomson
National Committee Member
State Director, Victoria
Sustainable Australia Party