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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.

Also see our latest Action Plans (Federal Election 2013) and our 2010 Action Plans. (Federal Election 2010)

Historical Policies

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    Australian Democrats 30 Years Book

    30 Years of the Australian Democrats

    A fascinating insight into the people, the victories and battles the party faced and the people who fought them. Just $9 plus postage.

    Getting Ready for Peak Oil

    Getting Ready for Peak Oil

    A society where the average family can no longer afford to run a car except on special occasions? An economy where we queue to purchase some of the goods we currently buy without restriction? With the consequences of 'peak oil' - and no government plans for a response - such scenarios could be a mere ten years away ... Read more.

    Towards a Sustainable Population

    Towards a Sustainable Population

    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.

    Compassion for refugees

    Compassion for Refugees

    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.

    Facing Up To Bullying

    Facing Up To Bullying

    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.

    Aboriginal equality - now

    Aboriginal equality - now

    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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    If you believe Australia needs a genuinely independent political force at all levels of government advocating for solutions based on compassion, fairness, justice and equality, join us. You can make a difference.

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