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Constitution

Constitution Chapters

 

  1. Name
  2. Objectives
  3. Mission Statement
  4. Party Membership
  5. Committee order & business
  6. Special general meeting
  7. Establishment of branches
  8. Endorsing candidates

 

  1. Name:

(a)        The name of the party is Party for Freedom Inc.

(b)        The party is an Incorporated Association registered in NSW.

  1. Objectives:

(a)        The Party for Freedom is a patriotic party dedicated to building a viable and lasting political alternative to represent the interests of the Australian people and nation.

(b)       The Party will participate in cultural, political and social activities and promote public discussion in order to highlight and create awareness on important issues in securing the betterment and preservation of those who identify themselves as Australian.

(c)        The promotion of the party and its endorsed candidates of the election to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Australian federal parliament in the interests of their electorate and its constituents in accordance with party values and policies.

(c)        The Constitution is the governing document of the Party and is the fundamental authority for all levels of Party activities, including but not limited to the Party name, ideals and goals. The federal party is the final authority for appeal from any offshoots associated with it as state or territory parties, or other bodies, which are authorised to use the party name.

(d)       The Constitution may be changed or amended as well as Constitutional changes may be made if such is accepted by an annual general meeting following the rules in the Constitution, additionally the Party Constitution may be changed on a 75% majority vote of the National Committee.

  1. Mission Statement:

(a)        The Mission Statement of the Party is dedicated to furthering the best interests of Australia and those who identify themselves as Australians.

(b)       The Party for Freedom is committed to traditional Australian family values, the protection of Australia’s independence including property rights; true democracy, wherein the electorate is genuinely represented in Parliament: and the rule of law. The Party for Freedom acknowledges and respects people who hold these values, who identify with the Australian way of life, who identify as Australian; whose primary allegiance is to Australia, regardless of any dual citizenship they hold; who acknowledge their debt to the British settlers who founded modern Australia, and to the British institutions, culture, customs and traditions that have sustained it; and who value the English language as its primary tool of communication.

(c)       The Party for Freedom rejects multiculturalism, and advocates an immigration    policy based on cultural compatibility; where new migrants should not be sourced from countries or ethnicities in greater proportion than their current share of the population; rejects Islam as fundamentally incompatible with these values, and is committed to maintaining and supporting strong border controls and policies in the aim of deterring illegal boat arrivals.

(d)       We promote and support Australian manufacturing industries; reject unnecessary taxes, including the imposition of a carbon dioxide tax or ETS on Australian families or industry or taxes used to support the living and legal costs of illegal immigrants; the Party values true free speech in all areas of political and public debate. We acknowledge the Australian Constitution and reject any treaty, document or organisational instrument, which undermines it or its authority.

  1. Party Membership:

(a)        The Party offers complimentary and paid membership. Party membership is open to Australian citizens who are registered on the Australian electoral role and of the age of 18 years or older at the discretion of the party Chairman and Treasurer.

(b)       A person desiring to become a party member must complete a membership form whether online or written stipulated by the national committee, and must lodge that form together with correct enrolment details to match the electoral roll.

(c)        Those outside Australia, who do not hold Australian citizenship or voting rights at general meetings will be eligible to join the Party in the capacity of supporter.

(d)       Party membership shall be for a period of one-year, starting at the date of membership approval, date of which shall appear on the party membership card, to be renewed for periods of one year.

(e)        If a party member fails to pay annual membership renewal, this will not result in membership resignation unless the person is expelled from the party or resigns in writing.

(f)       Party membership may be revoked at any time on order of the Party without a reason being provided, at the discretion of the executive.

  1. Committee order and business:

(a)        Committee meetings shall be held no less frequently than four times per year, in which Party decisions and other matters shall be dealt with according to usual business practices, as per an agenda compiled since the previous meeting, including matters raised for consideration at the previous meeting to be dealt with at the next meeting.

(b)       Party members will be notified prior to meetings no less than 7 days beforehand.

(c)        The Committee has seven Office Bearers including Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and three Ordinary Members.

(d)       The Office Bearers and Ordinary Members are elected at the annual committee meeting.

(e)        In regard to Election Commission matters the Secretary shall be the responsible person.

(f)        The Party Treasurer shall be responsible for maintaining accounts and other financial matters, including collection of receipts, validating approval of expenditure, and records pertaining there to.

(g)       Transactions and expenditure may only be authorised by at least two Party Office Bearers, excluding the treasurer.

(h)       The Treasurer will have no direct access to Party accounts or finances.

  1. Special general meeting:

(a)        In all voting matters, including Constitutional changes, 75% of committee votes must be gained in order to alter the Constitution.

(b)       Committee members will be notified prior to meetings no less than 7 days beforehand.

  1. Establishment of State and Territory branches:

(a)        On application from any state or territory, the national committee may authorise establishment of state or territory branches.

(b)       A branch of the Party may be established on application to the parent group, in each state or territory.

(c)        In all instances, no application shall be sent for final approval without national committee approval.

(d)       The national committee reserves the right to dissolution of subordinate branches without right of appeal.

  1. Endorsing candidates:

(a)        The Federal and State executives are specifically prohibited from nominating local candidates for elections.

(b)       Branch members have the right to nominate their choice of local candidates; however the endorsement of candidates shall be carried-out by the national committee of the Party. The Party shall have the right to invalidate endorsement of candidates as it sees fit.

(c)        Candidates and office bearers shall consent to undertake various background checks, including and not limited to federal and state police.

 

Party for Freedom constitution revised, and confirmed on Thursday 16th March 2017.