Values and principles
Our party believes in and supports universal values and best practice principles of public policy, which include (the list below is not exhaustive):
- Commitment to Representative Democracy where our elected members serve the people and not this party or any vested interests.
- Conscience voting in parliament by our party’s elected Members, with the exception of supply bills.
- Public disclosure of all conflicts of interests by elected Members and those who brief/lobby them.
- Respect and justice for members of the indigenous community who originally lived on the great land we now share. We commit to resolve any outstanding relationship and legal issues so that the original inhabitants and new settlers can work collaboratively for a great future for everyone without injustice and oppression.
- Respect for migrants who have come into this land with the hope and expectation of liberty from all over the world, including older migrants and the hundreds of thousands of new migrants who enter this great country every year.
- Primacy and expectation of human rights including freedom of movement, freedom of religion, freedom of choice and bodily autonomy.
- Primacy of the family as a key foundational unit of society.
- Commitment to the health and wellbeing of all children including sustainable policies to assure their future.
- Commitment to a protected, respected and sustainable environment that includes policies and decision making that embraces the importance of the environment (mother nature).
- Commitment to private enterprise, particularly small business, with a commitment to rebuild national supply priorities and self sufficiency, national security and innovation and optimally using our national resources. This includes trade agreements that build the prosperity and security of all citizens.
- A commitment to protect and defend our borders whether physically or from adverse global agendas and philosophies that seek to coerce and divide us as a people.
- Commitment to evidence-based policy. Any role for the government must be thoroughly justified and considered via Legislative or Regulatory Impact Statements with detailed cost-benefit analysis that include analysis of community impacts, all this being made freely available to the public for comment.