Former Family First Senator Bob Day has announced the launch of a new political party – The Australian Family Party. Day said the Australian Family Party was formed to counter the insidious influence of the Greens and the disappointment of the major parties. Day said the new Party was based on six key principles:
- Family Resilience
- Family Economics
- Family Technology
- Free to Speak
- Free to Believe
- Free to Work
“In 2016 the Coalition joined forces with the Greens to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act and abolish senate Group Voting Tickets. GVTs allowed voters to simply put a 1 above-the-line and let their party of choice distribute their preferences. Whilst minor parties differed widely on policy, the one thing they had in common was their dislike of the Greens. Using GVTs, minor parties came to arrangements with each other to combine their votes to get ahead of the Greens. The Coalition-Greens deal ended that”, Mr Day said.
“Liberals and Nationals can rant and rave all they like about Adam Bandt and the Greens but they have only themselves to blame. They have become the Greens’ enablers”.
“The nation has social and economic problems that it wants to solve and social and economic goals it wants to achieve, however looking to politicians, bureaucrats and regulators to solve these problems and achieve these goals is not going to work”, he said.
Day said the world is changing so profoundly – in social attitudes, world economics, and especially technology that politicians, public sector bureaucrats and regulators are hopelessly ill-equipped to manage it. They are “outdated and outgunned”, he said.
“The internet has become the new wild west with power concentrated in the hands of tech giants who destroy competition and privacy and misuse the information they collect. Any suggestion these behemoths can be trusted to ‘act fairly’ is laughable. We cannot rely on politicians and public sector bureaucrats to protect us. There is only one institution which can combat the lawlessness of the digital jungle and its predators and that is the family. The family is the best place to learn who to trust and who not to trust; who to communicate with and who not to communicate with”.
“As for personal freedoms– free to speak, free to believe and free to work, I have been championing these causes all my life”.
The family, the nation, have been dudded by politicians and bureaucrats. It’s time to push back.”
Fmr Senator Day’s full launch speech can be found here.
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