Family first Policies on families, schools, poverty, jobs, homes, global impact, Aboriginal affairs and marriage

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Family First is a mainstream conservative party which believes in strong families, strong values and a strong Australia. …

Family First is a mainstream conservative party which believes in strong families, strong values and a strong Australia.

1. Strong Families
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 healthy families. Family First believes public finances should be diverted from expensive (high taxing) governments to families. When we say families, we include extended families - mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, grandchildren.

2. Strong Values
Values are the foundation of a nation. Family First 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 while hospitals are being closed and pensioners can’t afford to heat or cool their homes, we know there is a lack of values and a failure of leadership.

3. Strong Australia
Anything not based on economic reality is doomed to failure. Whether it’s farming, mining, 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! Family First believes property rights, free markets, voluntary arrangements and effective safety nets provide the best opportunity for Australia and Australians to prosper. A strong and prosperous nation builds up its infrastructure - roads, ports, 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 very bad patch at the moment. Families are under pressure, values are deteriorating, Australia is getting weaker not stronger.

Australian families deserve better. Australia deserves better.

Strong families, strong values, a strong Australia.

Vote 1, Family First.

http://www.familyfirst.org.au

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  • 1. “Marriage is special”Marriage is exclusivelybetween a man and a woman.Family First is committedto promoting policies thatsupport marriage and holdfamilies together.“Global Impact”Australia has much to offer to the world.We have become one of the most stableand prosperous nations on earth, butwith privilege comesresponsibility and theway we rise to meetthese responsibilitieswill ultimatelydetermine if we trulyare a great nation.POLICIESFAMILYHOUSINGSCHOOLING( YOUTH)EMPLOYMENTBUSINESSTAXPROPERTYRIGHTSDISABILITYSUPPORTABORIGINALAFFAIRSCLIMATECHANGELIFEMARRIAGEGLOBALIMPACTFIGHTPOVERTY“Put Family First”Our starting point is that families comefirst. As the fundamental building blockof society, we diminish their capacityto function effectively at our peril. Thewellbeing of families is a powerfulbarometer for the wellbeing of the nation.Our definition of‘families’is mums, dads,sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles,grandparents, grandchildren, singles,single parents - people who interact andcare for one another.“Choice in schooling”Parents increasingly choose to sendtheir children to schools that reflect thevalues that are important to them. AtFamily First we are committed to choicein education. We believe that both publicand private schools must be adequatelyresourced to enable the delivery of highquality educationand to ensurethat the rights ofparents to chooseis respected andsupported.“Jobs, jobs, jobs”The tragedy of workplace regulation isthat while it seeks to protect the interestsof those who have a job it effectivelykeeps out those who do not. Accordingly,Family First is committed to removingthe‘barriers to entry’to getting a job orworking more hours. The low skilled andleast able are the most vulnerable. Pricingpeople out of the job market denies themthe opportunity to buy a house and lead ahappy and prosperous life. This is not justbad for the economy it is morally wrong.“Fighting Poverty”Nearly half the world’s population surviveon incomes of less than $2 a day. Theirstruggle however is not just a financialone but one that involves holding at baythe twin perils of hunger and disease.At Family First we believe that the plightof the poor, whether in Australia or inother parts of the world, is a collectiveresponsibility.5“A home of your own”We want to make sure Australianhomebuyers can own their home by thetime they retire. Family First is committedto keeping the Great Australian Dreamalive.“Aboriginal Affairs”Australians have a right to live in a countryfree from racial discrimination and racialpreference. It is the duty of governmentto protect that right. If a person needsassistance, their race or ethnicity shouldbe irrelevant.Below is a brief summary of Family First’skey policies. For a more comprehensiveversion of these policies go to ourwebsite www.familyfirst.org.au
  • 2. CONTACT USWe trust this Policies and Procedures manual has helped giveyou a better understanding of Family First and what it is tryingto achieve on behalf of Australian families.We welcome your feedback. Please feel free to contact us atany time.Family First Party77 Fullarton Road Kent Town SA 5067Tel 08 7070 0044Email sec@familyfirst.org.auwww.familyfirst.org.au10
  • 3. FAMILY FIRSTAuthorised by Bob Day 77 Fullarton Rd Kent Town SA 5067Printed by Kwik Kopy 41 Beulah Road Norwood SA 506777 Fullarton Road Kent Town SA 5067Tel: 08 7070 0044 Email: sec@familyfirst.org.auwww.familyfirst.org.au