The Twenty Point Platform of The Republican Party of Australia

Federal Election 2013

An Australian Republic – with a model where the Australian People become collectively sovereign when the reigning monarch cedes her sovereignty

An Australian Charter of Rights, Freedoms, Choices, Values and Responsibilities

An Inquiry into the way Australia governs itself with the view to reducing the three levels of governance by one to two so that Regionalism, de-Centralisation and planned land management practices may be developed, implemented and sustained

A revived Federal Land Value Taxation regime (a la 1910-1952) with the view to reducing the number of land value taxation systems from two to one. Thus, the continuing ‘Shed a Tier!’ campaign.

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Multi-Member Federal Electorates (say, 10 elected representatives for each of the say, 75 Federal Electorates) arrived at per the proportional, preferential voting system to establish and maintain a truly, multi-party democracy

Equitable Justice principles to be enshrined in law to ensure equality of opportunity for ALL Australians…the first principle being the recognition of the indigenous population of the nation as the First Australians in the Commonwealth Constitution

Water Security, Food Security and Energy Security: The Wholistic Trinity!

Secular-Humanist ethics, precepts and policies to clearly delineate State and Church matters

No Emissions Trading Scheme and thus no commensurate wholesale rorting and corruption by those who would damage &/or destroy the Australian economy

Zero Net Migration whereby if, say, 200,000 people (non-citizens) depart Australia in one calendar year then we allow 200,000 people
(non-citizens) from ALL categories of migration to enter the country legally in the following calendar year.

Authorised by: Kerry McNally, 1/512 Parramatta Road, Ashfield, NSW 2131

RPA Policy for the Trillion Dollar Australian Crop viz: INDUSTRIAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL and MEDICINAL CANNABIS as part & parcel of the Australian Agricultural and Commercial marketplace (as amended 29 April, 2016)

 Support Australian farmers, manufacturers, researchers and retailers todevelop an entirely sustainable industrial, pharmacological and medicinal cannabis industry in Australia;

 Be contributor to the national professional educational and lobbying combined efforts in interfacing with governments and government agencies to obtain the clearest, co-operative outcomes on uniform implementation bases between the public and private sectors of the Australian economy in pursuit of an absolutely sustainable industrial, pharmacological and medicinal cannabis industry in Australia;

 Join and remain committed to a national approach to the continuity of the said entirely sustainable industrial, pharmacological and medicinal cannabis industry in Australia and take an active part in a National Australian Cannabis Industry Association/Council;

 Foster cannabis industry interests in matters such as quarantine, purity, legal distribution, ecology, soils quality and applicable land management in steps and stages as applicable to such a versatile product namely: low thc-pharmaceutical grade cannabis;

 Promote Australian industrial and medicinal cannabis products to neighbouring regional geo-political countries and further afield as a potentially important if not crucial employment-generator at both home and abroad and simultaneously an export revenue-generator.

RPA Policy on Australian National Appreciation of Music Day, 21 June each year

RPA Citizenship Policy 

There needs to be a phasing out prior to the ending altogether of Dual and Triple Citizenship status; That the ONLY Nationality for Australian Citizenship should be – by 5 years hence – purely Australian.

RPA Policy on Electoral Reform

That there be fixed 4-year terms of Federal Parliament – for both the House of Representatives and the Senate

RPA Policy on establishing Wattle Day, I September, uniformly & annually – Nationwide – as a Public Holiday to replace the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

RPA Homeland Security Policy

There needs to be a Federal Homeland Security Department if not Commission with ALL States and Territories combining their resources to ensure both cohesion and co-operation in the pursuit of a maximalist approach to well-being, protection and, indeed, the security of ALL the citizens of Australia.

RPA Policy on State Republics

That a Nationwide ‘Oz Republic-by- Default’ Campaign be instigated with separate but co-operative efforts on behalf of the Electors of each sovereign State for the opportunity to establish ‘republican’ States – seriatim – whereby the Electors of each sovereign State may elect their respective State Governors whilst instituting ‘republican’ arrangements as an equal participating entity in the Commonwealth of Australia until the Nation as a whole carries a constitutional ‘YES’ vote in a [second] Federal Referendum to become a Republic.

RPA Policy on the need for an Over-Arching Federal Independent Commission Against Crime and (as adopted 25 June, 2014)

Whereas ALL Australian States now have anti-corruption or integrity commissions and Whereas both majoritarian Federal political groupings of Labor/Green Alliance and Liberal /National Coalition have considered the matter on many occasions since 1990 and Whereas the Australian Collaboration – an independent network of community organisations including the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australian Council of Social Service, the Australian Consumers Association, the Council for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, the Federation of Ethnic Communities Council, the Social Justice Network, and the Trust for Young Australians – has advocated for the matter in question and Whereas, the three prominent organisations viz: the Accountability Roundtable, the Law Council of Australia and Transparency International Australia – each in their own persuasive ways – have, unceasingly, advocated for the matter in question…

The Republican Party of Australia now adopts the concept of the need for an Over-Arching Federal Independent Commission Against Crime and Corruption as very necessary national policy; it clearly being in the national interest at this stage in Australia’s development to follow and expand upon the examples already set in the States.

 

The RULE of LAW Policy of The Republican Party of Australia

(as adopted 29 January, 2014)

1. All official power derives from rules of law found in the Australian (monarchical for the time being) Constitution or in laws made under the said Australian Constitution; 2. There is no such thing as unlimited power – be it legislative, executive or judicial;

3. The powers conferred by law must be exercised lawfully, rationally, consistently, fairly and in good faith;

4. The courts of the land have the ultimate responsibility of resolving disputes about the limits of official power and in doing so they, like those decisions they review, must act lawfully, rationally, consistently, fairly and in good faith and within the proper limits of their constitutional function;

5. Laws are to be interpreted in accordance with their text, context and purpose and in accordance with common law and statutory rules of interpretation;

6. Laws are to be construed, where choices are open, so as to avoid or minimise their impact on fundamental common law rights and freedoms.

RPA Policy on WorkPlace Reform

1. Direct engagement between employers and employees through the re-introduction of individual, statutory contracts underpinned by a statutory safety net which allows NON-Union collective agreements;

2. Urgent reform of so-called UNfair dismissal and general protections laws to ensure that employers are NOT forced to pay “go away money” to settle claims which are without merit;

3. Ensurance that strikes that take place during bargaining periods can ONLY be instigated as they relate to matters pertinent to the employment relationship and NOT to a union’s (wider) wish list of claims that centre on a union’s agenda;

4. Union powers to enter a workplace must again be ‘made sensible’ and backed-UP by an enforceable code of conduct for union officials who are provided with the privilege of entering an employer’s premises;

5. Re-Structure the Fair Work Commission and create enduring, modern institutions e.g. an Australian Employment Tribunal and a [possibly] separate Australian Employment Appeals Tribunal modelled on international best practice(s).

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