Philosophy

ecology:

to ensure that human activity respects the integrity of ecosystems and does not impair biodiversity and the ecological resilience of life supporting systems.

democracy:

to increase opportunities for public participation in political, social and economic decision making.

social justice:

to eradicate poverty by developing initiatives that address the causes as well as the symptoms of poverty.

peace:

to adopt and promote non-violent resolution of conflict; to develop an independent, non-aligned foreigh policy; to develop a self reliant, defensive, non-nuclear defence policy.

ecologically sustainable economy:

to develop economic policies which will ensure greater resource and energy efficiency as well as development and use of environmentally sustainable technologies.

culture:

to respect and protect ethnic, religious and racial diversity; to recognise the cultural requirements of the original Australians; to assist in ensuring the achievement of Aboriginal land rights and self-determination.

information:

to ensure a responsible, diverse, democratically controlled, independent mass media.

global responsibility:

to promote equity between nations and peoples by facilitating fair trading relationships; providing for increased development assistance and concerted international action to abolish third world debt; opposing human rights abuses and political oppression.

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