Policies of the Australian Democrats.
All official policies of the Australian Democrats are formulated by a process of participatory democracy. Each policy is finally determined by a secret ballot of all members. This level of participation in policy development is not available to members of any other major political party in Australia.
- Access to Information and Censorship. (pdf)
- Agriculture. (pdf)
- Alcohol and Drugs Law Reform. (pdf)
- Animal Welfare. (pdf)
- Biodiversity. (pdf)
- Biosecurity. (pdf)
- Children. (pdf)
- Coasts and Oceans. (pdf)
- Constitutional Reform. (pdf)
- Defence, Peace and Security. (pdf)
- Employing A Nation. (pdf)
- Employment Services.(pdf)
- Energy. (pdf)
- Farm Management. (pdf)
- Fishing and Aquaculture. (pdf)
- Global Climate. (pdf)
- Health. (pdf)
- Heritage. (pdf)
- Housing. (pdf)
- Immigration. (pdf)
- Invasive Species. (pdf)
- Media And Broadcasting. (pdf)
- Multiculturalism. (pdf)
- Murray-Darling Basin. (pdf)
- Population. (pdf)
- Reconciliation. (pdf)
- Regional Development and Services. (pdf)
- Reproductive Choice and Sexual Health. (pdf)
- Rural Land Use And Management. (pdf)
- Salinity, Soil Conservation And Land Clearing. (pdf)
- Schools. (pdf)
- Sexuality and Gender. (pdf)
- Superannuation. (pdf)
- Supporting the Internet and Technology Industry.(pdf)
- Taxation. (pdf)
- Universities. (pdf)
- Workplace Relations. (pdf)
- Youth. (pdf)
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We can meet our international obligations and move towards achieving environmentally sustainable population levels by substantially reducing the numbers entering Australia through our business migration scheme and doubling the numbers in our humanitarian intake ... Read more.
We support a non-discriminatory immigration program that gives priority to refugees and family reunion applicants. We oppose mandatory detention and all legislation to repel asylum seekers on the high seas. Australia has a moral responsibility and a duty under international law, to provide haven for refugees and not send people ... Read more.
The Australian Democrats are committed to ensuring fairness, equality and tolerance in our society and so the insidious rise of bullying must come under the microscope. Former Australian Democrats Parliamentary Leader, Lyn Allison, negotiated a National Safe Schools Framework which can in part address the issue ... Read more.
The Howard Government's NT Intervention, expanded by Labor, has been a predictable failure. Child malnutrition rates are up, as are alcohol, substance abuse and drug related incidents. Domestic violence, assault reportage and convictions and reports of child abuse, attempted suicide and self harm have all increased. Read our action plan.
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