The Australian Family Party believes looking to politicians, public sector bureaucrats and regulators to fix the nation’s economic and social problems is a lost cause. Politicians and bureaucrats take our money and our freedom and say they will act in our best interest. Instead they act in their own interest and the interests of rent-seeking cartels.
‘Top down’ societies do not work because those at the top often know less about a subject than those at the bottom. ‘The tyranny of expert bureaucrats’ is their fatal deceit. The very word bureaucracy gives the game away. Bureaucracy is derived from two words – ‘bureau’ from the French word ‘desk’ and ‘kratos’ from the Greek word for power, hence ‘bureau-krat’, ‘desk-power’.
On the economic front, property rights, free markets and voluntary arrangements provide the best opportunity for societies to prosper. Free markets and a free and civilised society rely on individual consciences and it is the family that nurtures the conscience. For a free society to prosper, people have to be able to control themselves. Only family can teach self-control. Only in a family can you learn to live with other people whilst maintaining your individuality.
Nor can politicians and public sector bureaucrats fix social ills like divorce, domestic violence, loneliness and addiction to alcohol, gambling, drugs and pornography. As for prostitution, abortion, euthanasia, poker machines, higher taxes and more spending, these are policies promoted by both Labor and Liberal politicians across the country – and of course the Greens.
The left seems intent on changing what it means to be Australian. We are being divided along racial, religious, ethnic, age and gender lines.
The Australian Family Party believes we can serve Australia, and the world, best by putting the family first. We can build up society by building up the family.
The State has a duty to the family. Society has a duty to the family. And what the State and society owe the family is not food or housing or education or health care, those are secondary roles. What the family is owed first and foremost is ‘recognition’.
The future does not belong to politicians, or public sector bureaucrats, or statists, or nationalists, or globalists; it belongs to the family.
The objectives of the Australian Family Party are:
- To be an eligible political party within the meaning of the Commonwealth Electoral Act for the purpose of nominating and endorsing candidates for election to Federal and State Parliaments.
- To prepare, promote and support legislation which will result in the health, wellbeing, welfare, safety and agency of the family in Australia.
- To oppose legislation that would impact negatively upon the family.
Many great organisations and political movements (the abolition of slavery, the civil rights movement, public education, health, aged care organisations), started in churches. Motivated by a sense of concern for others, people of goodwill established schools, hospitals, welfare agencies and many other lasting endeavours. The Australian Family Party began the same way. And as you no longer have to be a member of a particular denomination to be admitted to these hospitals, schools or retirement villages, so it is with the Australian Family Party. The Australian Family Party is independent of any church or denomination.
Like so many other Australian institutions, at the Australian Family Party our Christian heritage is something we are both proud of and grateful for.
When we say families, we include extended families – mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, grandchildren.
A job, a home, your finances under control, a safe neighbourhood to live in, a secure retirement and a few of life’s small pleasures (going on holiday, getting your hair done, going out to dinner). These all contribute to the health of the family.
Values are the foundation of a nation. The Australian Family Party believes in the importance of values. Values like telling the truth, living within your means, hard work, respect, courtesy, compassion, courage, generosity. But when we see cronyism, wastefulness, backstabbing, price gouging by government agencies (water prices, power prices, land prices) and politicians spending millions of dollars on themselves and their rent-seeking, crony-capitalist mates whilst low-income earners and pensioners can’t afford to heat or cool their homes, we know there is a distinct lack of values and a total failure of leadership.
Anything not based on economic reality is doomed to failure. Whether it’s mining, farming, manufacturing, tourism or small business, it is a truism that capital goes where it is made welcome and stays where it gets looked after. And whilst Australia is indeed blessed with abundant natural resources, Australia’s real wealth is not beneath the ground, it is between the ears!
A strong and prosperous nation builds up its infrastructure – roads, ports, reservoirs, power stations, airports and telecommunications. It also has strong defence capabilities and is able to afford the latest and best equipment for its defence forces.
Australia needs a political party which understands business and how markets work; how and why investment decisions are made; how real jobs are created; and that ‘barriers to entry’ to getting a job causes unemployment.
There is no doubt politics in Australia is going through a bad patch at the moment. The family is under pressure, values are deteriorating, Australia is getting weaker not stronger.
The Australian family deserves better.
Australia deserves better.
Strong families, strong values, a strong Australia.
Vote 1, Australian Family Party