Core Values & Principles
1. Every Member of the Party, including Members of Parliament, will, in making decisions, vote in the interests of their electorate, consistent with their conscience and in accordance with the following values and principles.
2. Australia was founded and thrived on Christian values, a fair go and the individual’s freedom to prosper. This heritage belongs to all Australians and defines the culture of the nation. The ideals for Australian society and government should be based upon these principles.
3. Governments are accountable to the Australian people for the management of outcomes that protect and enhance both the social and economic fabric of the Australian people and the sovereignty and independence of the Australian nation.
4. Governments should develop and promote policies which maintain and advance a modern mixed economic system that will ensure economic growth, full employment, rising living standards, prosperity, opportunity and equality of access to such opportunity for all Australians, to ensure:
a. freedom of speech and expression which should not be abused by intimidation, malice, violence or political correctness;
b. equality of opportunity;
c. equality before the law;
d. social cohesion;
e. acceptance of personal responsibility and accountability;
f. support for those in genuine need while that need exists;
g. encouragement and nurturing of individual initiative, and the development of every person’s, and especially children’s, talents and skills to the maximum;
h. responsibility to contribute; and
i. respect for all talents, skills and occupations, regardless of the level of formal education equired to acquire them.
5. Australia’s sovereignty and independence as a nation requires Australia to:
a. have a sufficient Defence Force to deter invasion and to prevent any territorial intrusion or threat;
b. maintain strategic defence industry capabilities to ensure Australia is self-sufficient in the manufacture of strategic Defence requirements;
c. establish and nurture relationships and alliances to secure support and assistance in times of peril;
d. exercise appropriate stewardship and development of our resources;
e. have a strong economy which is as self-sufficient as is practicable;
f. be self-sufficient in the production of food and to ensure security of food supply;
g. ensure that Australia’s food is produced in a disease-free environment and that the importing of diseases which threaten our food supply does not occur;
h. ensure security of strategic resources, including minerals;
i. have a sufficient population and for that population to be so distributed as to demonstrate occupation, control and utilisation of our land, water and other resources; and
j. put Australia’s interests first in respect to ownership of agricultural land, corporations, utilities, resources, and the means of production and ensure that foreign ownership or control of resources and agricultural production only occurs when it is in the national interest and does not undermine or threaten Australia’s independence and sovereignty.
6. Governments must ensure that every Australian is, and in particular employees, farmers and franchisees are, able to bargain collectively (including orderly marketing) to protect and promote their economic interests and that all, wherever practicable, have access to compulsory arbitration.
7. In principle non-government monopoly power should not be allowed and limits should be placed where possible on the proportion of the market any entity controls.
8. Governments must ensure that a concentration of market power does not occur, whether such concentration is monopolistic, oligopolistic or just unfairly out of balance.
9. Governments should provide and own essential services such as airports, water, electricity, gas, health services, road, rail and port networks, public transport and communications to enable Australian prosperity. Where such services are not provided by government, government should ensure that the services are affordable for all and of a reasonable standard.
10. Every law-abiding citizen should have the right to own firearms.
11. Australians must have the freedom to pursue outdoor recreational activities of their choice including hunting, shooting, fishing, boating, camping, 4-wheel driving, horse riding, rock climbing, swimming, bushwalking etc. without unnecessary limitations and restrictions.
12. Vacant land such as State Forest and some unallocated lands and seas now designated as “off-limits” are to be owned and accessible by the people. They are not the exclusive domain of the “Crown”.
13. Resources should be developed and utilised whilst at the same time fulfilling our obligation to future generations that such utilisation does not needlessly or irresponsibly result in the degradation of those resources.
14. Homes are to be safe and exclusive havens for all those who reside within them.
15. Home ownership is critical to people’s sense of freedom, independence and personal security and to facilitating the raising and nurturing of children. All Australians, including our First Australians, must have the ability to own their homes and governments must implement policies to make home ownership attainable for all Australians.
16. Government interference in people’s lives must finish at the family fence or property boundary. Legislation overriding all other laws must provide that intrusion and interference upon that household can only occur where human health and life is in serious and immediate jeopardy. The rights and liberties of individuals must be central and are indispensable.
17. Property owners may do what is reasonably required to ensure the security of their family, their property and themselves as well as to ensure its quiet and safe enjoyment.
18. Property rights are at the core of any democracy and free economy. They must be enshrined, respected and protected by government. Where governments diminish the value of a person’s property, the government must compensate that person by paying just compensation.
19. Because it is in the economic and social interests of the community, laws in their enactment and application must support and uphold marriage. Marriage is the union of a man and a woman, ideally for life. It is in the best interests of children that they are nurtured by their father and their mother and laws concerning children should be based on the best interests of children.
20. It is the duty of government to:
a. ensure that bank lending provides real wealth creation in terms of improvements to the quality of life of the average Australian;
b. prevent the flow of credit creation into speculation and predatory activity;
c. ensure that the wealth creators and risk takers are not subject to a one sided and unrestrained banking foreclosure policy; and
d. provide Government development and reconstruction bank;
21. Governments must ensure that all Australians have access to necessary finance and insurance at affordable prices and that financial institutions do not abuse their financial powers. If necessary, governments should intervene in markets to ensure that these principles are achieved and that government is involved in the process of the provision of insurance, finance and credit to provide inter alia bench-marking.
22. Australia needs to increase its population to achieve acceptable levels of economic, scientific, strategic and personal development. Government must develop birth rate policies for working families’ consistent with these principles. In addition, the population growth needs to be distributed widely throughout Australia and especially into northern Australia.
23. Migrants and long-term visa entrants should be limited to levels Australia can afford based on job creation and Nation Building Infrastructure. Migrant and long-term visa entrant levels should also be reflective of the creation of necessary facilities and infrastructure. Those allowed to migrate, should be those best able to assimilate and integrate with a demonstrated commitment to work for a living and to follow Australian values.
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