Sustainable Australia (SA) is an independent federally registered party. Over one million Australians voted for SA in their top six Senate choices in the 2016 federal election. SA are now using this momentum to launch a State party in NSW.
If SA reaches 750 NSW members within the next six weeks, President William Bourke is confident they can win a seat in the Upper House (Legislative Council) in the next State Election.
The normal quota for an Upper House seat is 4.5%. However, the final ‘last candidate standing’ seat (quota) can go for as little as 2-2.5% of vote (primary vote plus preferences). In the North Sydney by-election the party secured a 2.9% primary and 6.5% after preferences.
The party campaigns on secure jobs, affordable housing, better planning and a sustainable environment – and as part of this agenda, is the only sensible, centrist party calling for lower annual immigration of 70,000 per annum.
For a short time the party is offering a free membership option in NSW.
More information is available here:
If you live in NSW, please consider signing-up.
The party will also crank up its efforts to register for next year’s Victorian election in coming months.
Disclosure: Leith van Onselen and Cameron Murray are SA members.