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Discuss general principles here. For discussions on specific policies and actions, use the subcategories under Better Spending, Better Government, Better Society.
Read our Minifesto Outcomes not just Opportunity Communities before the Economy People before Profit Homes before Houses Education before Defence Living with, not against, the Planet Human rights above all 15 27 Foreign influence on housing by TogetherDave
Read more on Minifesto: Better Spending Move defence budget into education and research Move carbon subsidies and exploration incentives across to renewables Earmark bank tax for small business development Move offshore detention funds to onshore justice Turbo-charged Sovereign Wealth Fund New land tax Universal basic income A Buffett-style tax Corporate turnover tax Reduce public funding of private health cover Reboot and renew public education Indigenuous treaty levy Public broadcasting guarantee Federalism Key worker investment Middle-class welfare Religious institutions tax Development tax Federal Spending Ombudsman Climate change fund 5 9 Action for a liveable planet for nature and humans by RobertG
Read more on Minifesto: Better Society Indigenous Australia should be able to negotiate treaties National Industry Policy Sovereign Wealth Fund Housing strategy and fund Boost minimum wage NBN wholly owned and operated in perpetuity by a statutory corporation National Energy Policy must manage the transition to renewables Free undergraduate university and TAFE education Improve Legal Aid for lower income Australians Strengthen unions More prominence for women in government policy Serious arts policy and funding Public broadcasting is an important social objective Replace profit maximisation with more balanced obligations for businesses Support NGOs by an expanded DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) scheme 10 26 "A Republic for Australia" by RobertG
Read more on Minifesto: Better Government Government should report annually to citizens Suspend privatisation as government policy Completely transparent government tender processes Bolster ASIC, the ACCC and APRA Implement Accountability and Corruption watchdog Publicly funded election campaigns Lobbyists should be publicly listed on a register Super-majority of both houses of parliament required for significant strategic decisions Administration of taxpayer funded services should remain under government control Justice should be the responsibility of the state Restore public service tenure Disclosure of fees paid to consultants A Bill of Rights Close all detention centres Re-nationalise failing NGO service providers Climate change projects National water allocation and use managed by an independent authority Australia should be a republic 13 32 Republic without President by MLirob