1. Strong Families
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,
2. Strong 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
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
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.