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Policies

OVERRIDING POLICY PRINCIPLES & VALUES

The spirit of Party for Freedom policies are guided by a commitment to traditional Australian values, family values, and the protection and preservation of Australian sovereignty and independence. Party for Freedom seeks to strengthen the principles of democracy and increase political accountability in the interests of social cohesiveness and sustainability.

Multiculturalism

Main points:

    • Party for Freedom supports the abolition of state sponsored multiculturalism for the survival of the Australian people.

 

    • Freedom calls for a return to the previous successful policy of assimilation.

 

  • Change name of Department of Immigration and Citizenship to Department of Immigration and Assimilation.

Multiculturalism has been a failure in Australia, as well as in all other Western countries, which have adopted it. As a term, multiculturalism is misunderstood by most people, with many thinking that Multiculturalism simply refers to the presence of people from other cultures within a country. The truth is that Multiculturalism is a political ideology that is anti-Western in nature, pluralist in concept, and divisive in practice.

The Party for Freedom believes that the integration or assimilation of immigrants and their descendents is beneficial to the general well being of Australia, and leads to social, economic and cultural cohesion. This cultural inclusiveness is far preferable to the political ideology of multiculturalism, which deliberately seeks to exacerbate existing differences, propagandizing amongst ethnic immigrants to tell them not to integrate. Multiculturalism perpetuates such divisiveness by funding ethnic associations ensuring that they develop separate cultural and organisational structures, rather than naturally integrate into Australian culture over time. By using government funds (for non-integrationist ethnic organisations) and government propaganda (in schools and in media campaigns) political multiculturalism ensure that the sons and daughters of immigrants do not become Australians as they otherwise naturally would. In fact, multiculturalism turns the process of naturalisation on its head.

We acknowledge that the people of Australia come from many different ethnic backgrounds and believe that assimilation is the key to a successful and tolerant society. The Party for Freedom believes that cultural compatibility is an important element making assimilation easier. Cultural problems become social problems, and we believe that it does not make logical sense to encourage social differences that may engender conflict within Australia.

In particular, Islam encompasses political and social aspects that are not compatible with the Australian way of life. As the Muslim population grows within a country, the influence of Islam intensifies at every level. Although it is a religion, it is also a system of political, cultural, and theocratic domination, which as expressed in various countries, has been seen to violate common decency and respect in numerous areas, notably in the matter of respect for women. Therefore, we believe that, in order to safeguard the Australian way of life, we should not enable Muslim immigration, nor give funding or tax-exempt status to Muslim institutions, which include schools, mosques and cultural associations.

Sharia law – Incompatible with our values

The promotion, acceptance and part recognition of Sharia Law in Australia is a consequence of the divisive policy of government-backed multiculturalism. Sharia Law, with its denigration and mistreatment of women and non-Muslims, is incompatible with the Australian way of life and secular, legal traditions. Certain cultural practices associated with Muslim populations, such as FGM (female genital mutilation), honour killings and polygamy, are also unacceptable and unwanted in Australia. We recognise the reality that an increasing Muslim population in Australia will also lead to increasing pressures for Australians to adopt aspects of the Muslim culture and Sharia Law. For the benefit of future generations of Australians, and for Australian women in particular, we would suspend immigration from countries with large Muslim populations.

Labor and Liberal parties are responsible for multicultural treason.

Many of these problems would not have arisen in the first place if the policy of multiculturalism had not been so tied up with the immigration policies of the Liberal-Labor governments from the 1970s onwards.

The fact that there are government brochures printed in various foreign languages with regards to voting in elections in Australia is a damning indictment of past policies of immigration, multiculturalism, and citizenship. To ensure a community’s survival, one necessary component is a common language. In keeping with this view, English will be the only official language used in local, state and federal government.

Border Protection

Main points:

    • Australia to withdraw from UN Protocol on Refugees.

 

    • Party for Freedom supports moves to re-establish offshore processing.

 

    • Instant deportation of illegal aliens who arrive without identification.

 

  • No access to taxpayer funded legal aid.

The Party for Freedom proposes that Australia withdraw from the UN Refugee Convention, as it has strayed away from its original values and has instead become a legal blunt instrument that is being used to hurt Australia. The Convention was established in 1951 to facilitate resettlement of genuine European refugees affected by World War Two. However, the modern refugee influx is based more upon economic aspirations rather than genuine political persecution, and therefore the UN Convention on Refugees is largely irrelevant.

The Party for Freedom supports offshore processing, as a prelude to resettling refugees in countries that are better suited to their cultural predilections. Those who fraudulently claim to be refugees should not be rewarded by giving them access to Australian citizenship or taxpayer funded benefits. Disingenuous refugees will be returned to their country of origin, to their country of last embarkation, or to a culturally compatible country. The Australia authorities should work with the international community to distribute arrivals based on their cultural compatibility with each country. Therefore, for example, Muslim arrivals would be directed to Muslim countries, whilst those with a Buddhist or a secular outlook would be directed to countries with similar values.

Stopping the refugee racket

It has become apparent that there is a practice amongst various so-called refugees of destroying their identity documents, so as to make it harder for the authorities to deal with them, under the belief that they are more likely to be received by a compassionate host country, exploited by elements in the legal and social justice fraternities which are often derisively described as the compassion industry. But one may be forgiven for regarding these mouthpieces for refugees as no more than profiteers and opportunists.

We believe that, in such circumstances, the onus of proof of their claims should then fall more upon the shoulders of such “refugees”; refugee status should not be awarded to those who arrive after having destroyed their identity documentation.

Asylum seekers or illegal aliens who claim refugee status when reaching Australia, passing by or through several other countries, have clearly changed in status from refugees to economic immigrants. Those claiming asylum seeker status, after having bypassed or travelled through a number of other safe havens, are committing moral fraud. The Party believes that people who commit moral fraud should not be rewarded and should instead be swiftly deported without access to taxpayer-funded legal aid. The Party believes that people who commit fraud should not be rewarded.

The Party recognises that many so-called refugees, in their attempt to enter Australia as economic immigrants, will use devious tactics to circumvent their rejection, including destruction of their passports and identity documentation, that results in the expenditure of millions of taxpayer dollars to continually dispute and drag out immigration department determinations, to the extent of going through that process for years, with some then even claiming that as they have been in Australia for years, that they then should then be allowed to stay. With this problem in mind, it is intended to provide no taxpayer-funded legal aid or representation to enable or encourage so-called refugees to appeal deportation orders. Bearing in mind that many Australian battlers are rejected from having government-funded legal aid, it is patently unjust that that Australian citizens should not receive the full benefit of legal aid funds for the sake of illegal immigrants.

The legal fraternity and its minions who advocate publicly funded representation for illegal aliens have been actively working against the Australian people, pushing for the so called ‘human rights’ of illegal aliens. Their positioning has resulted in a multi-billion industry which is maintained for vested interests placing an economic burden on the Australian people.

Immigration

Main points:

    • The Party for Freedom calls for a sensible immigration policy that is based upon the fundamental considerations of sustainability, cultural compatibility, economic benefit and social cohesion.

 

    • Preference given to culturally compatible migrants from traditional migration sources esp. from Europe and North America.

 

    • No temporary or permanent visa given to people who suffer from TB, HIV or tropical third world diseases.

 

    • Halt to Muslim and third world immigration to protect the survival of the Australian people.

 

    • The Party for Freedom supports moves to abolish sub-class visa 457 and enterprise migration agreements to protect Australian workers from cheap foreign labour.

 

  • Migrant Contract established with each new migrant.

The Party for Freedom recognizes that mass immigration leads to overcrowded cities which contribute to traffic congestion, overcrowded public transport systems, overcrowded suburbs, higher property prices, and increased pollution. Health problems due to the importation of immigrants with severe and communicable diseases, often from the Third World, is one problem that brings real risks to the Australian community. These diseases include TB (tuberculosis), hepatitis, and HIV/AIDS. These problems not only cost the community economically for the treatment of the diseases, but also cause high personal costs to those Australians who become infected, causing physical impairment (even death) and emotional distress to both the individuals and their families.

High levels of third world immigration also add to increased crime rates, that apparently results from federal governments importing populations that have disproportionately high crime rates. These higher rates not only have personal ill-effects upon the victims of crime, but also wider negative effects, such as being a drain on existing police, prison and hospital resources (leading to an increased government expenditure on both, leading to higher taxes) as well as causing increases in insurance rates in response to higher crime rates (including theft and vandalism).

The sound byte that Australia is a nation of immigrants is a meaningless, yet pernicious, slogan, that must be resisted bluntly whenever it is uttered by spin doctors and multiculturalist charlatans.

Culturally compatible immigration

Under the Party for Freedom policy, migrants will be assessed on the grounds of merit, cultural and linguistic compatibility. People from many different backgrounds can make a contribution to Australia. Because any normal immigration program must be limited, this means we must make choices on cultural and skills compatibility. It makes sense to choose those people who can quickly and readily fit into Australian society by knowing the language and being part of, and understanding, the same general cultural norms. Therefore, preference will be given to English-speaking immigrants from traditional immigration source countries and regions such as the United Kingdom and Europe. It is far better to have a cohesive and harmonious society than vainly trying to create a society of separate tribes with constant cultural conflict. Any sensible immigration program for Australia should always be based upon what is good for the Australian people, both in the short and long-term.

A moratorium on immigration from Muslim countries

The issue of Islamic immigration includes not just the religious aspects of the migrant Muslim populations, but also social and cultural aspects. Various aspects of the Islamic religion and related cultural practices are not compatible with the Australian way of life and also pose a national security threat.

The Party for Freedom recognises the demographic and historical reality that as the Muslim population grows within a country, the influence of Islam intensifies at every level. A large Muslim population can change the way of life of the host population, by bringing in various Islamic and Third World cultural practices and ideologies that are at variance with the Western way of living. Such cultural practices include forcing women to wear burqas, polygamy, using minority pressure tactics that force Halal practices upon wider populations, or female genital mutilation. Therefore, we believe that, in order to safeguard the Australian way of life, Muslim immigration should be stopped entirely.

Ending the 457 visa rorts

The implementation of 457 visas, as temporary work visas, has been a widespread failure. It has facilitated permanent immigration, especially from the Third World, under the guise of skilled employment. However, immigrants take advantage of the lack of enforcement of the skilled work obligation to either receive welfare, or simply choose not to take up employment in the sector for which they have been selected. Although this visa allows for the deportation of holders who commit a serious crime, this provision is rarely enforced.

Some corporations have used the working visa situation as a way of underpaying Australian workers, through resulting competition in the labour market. In some industries the award rate has been much lower than the market rate generally paid. Unscrupulous employers have sacked workers under “restructuring” arrangements, then advertised similar jobs, but paid at much lower than the previous market rates; then, when Australian workers don’t apply for the jobs because they object to being paid below their award rate or hitherto accepted pay rate (and effectively defrauded from being paid their just worth), the employers can ask for foreign workers on the basis of saying that they cannot get Australians to work for them.

Under the Rudd and Gillard governments, the visa 457 program has expanded rapidly, which has resulted in loss of employment for Australians. In the mining industry the hiring of Third World foreign contractors has taken away many opportunities from Australians. In particular, aboriginal Australians have missed out in those areas where such employment would be attractive to them.

Deportation of illegal immigrants and criminals

Anyone who has migrated to Australia without authorisation should be deported, as should those who have overstayed their visas. There should also be no right for illegal aliens or asylum seekers to seek taxpayer funded legal aid before a tribunal, under the misapprehension that such provisions are in keeping with natural justice.

Migrant Contract (8 year contract with new Australians)

Currently, migrants are entitled to welfare payments after 2 years of residence in Australia, which only promotes welfare dependency that places further financial strain on Australian taxpayers and in the process promotes division.

Under the party’s proposal, the migrant contract established with each new migrant will set out a series of conditions to protect the Australian taxpayer, facilitate assimilation and benefit the Australian economy.

New migrants or new Australians will not be entitled to unemployment payments for the first eight years of residence in Australia. Within this period, any new Australian who has committed a serious crime, such as murder, rape, polygamy or hard drug trafficking, after first serving their sentence, will be stripped of their citizenship, deported, and made liable for the costs incurred by the taxpayer.

Defence

Main points:

  • Increased military spending from current levels of 1.6% of GDP to 3% of GDP including reviewing the size of the various arms of the Australian Defences Forces to meet future threats.
  • Increased self-sufficiency of Australia’s armed forces through the encouragement and preferential use of Australian industry where available, including the use of subsidies to strategically identified industries.
  • Retention of regular members of the Australian Defense Forces through better remuneration, benefits and support of their families.

Party for Freedom is committed to defending the sovereignty of Australia and the freedom of Australians through combating all forms of external threats and terrorism and by improving our current & future defence and security needs.

Australia’s current military spending of 1.6% of GDP needs to be doubled to roughly 3% of GDP to meet the growing future threats of a volatile region. Current active ADF (Australian Defence Force) personnel number a mere 58,000, whilst reserve forces number 22,000. In contrast, far smaller than most neighbouring militaries. For example, Singapore – a nation with a population of just over five-million people – boasts 72,000 active personnel and 500,000 reserves. Obviously our current ADF numbers are grossly inadequate, in dire need of increased spending to enable a robust and capable military for the future.

The Australian Navy is currently stretched to levels of overload protecting our borders from activities such as illegal fishing, drug importation and the seaborne arrival of illegal immigrants. To enforce Australian territorial integrity and maritime territorial waters (including the Antarctic territories) to ensure security of all raw resources contained within, the proposed increase is crucial.

History has shown that the creation and maintenance of a well-trained and motivated reserve capability is paramount to national security, therefore Party for Freedom advocates for an effective system of reserve mobilisation and armament geared toward the young, unemployed and underemployed. This not only increases labour market participation, but confidence and self-esteem in young men and women.

We advocate an extensive review of all current defence pacts, future joint exercises, and training with other nations to ensure they are in Australia’s national interest and held with countries that hold similar human rights and secular values. This review should also investigate the availability and compatibility of equipment and technology with Australia’s allies, including ownership of commercial communications satellites and the improved development and control of military satellite systems for intelligence, navigation and communications. The review must additionally determine the location of defence assets and transportation systems to maximise our response to future threats.

Programs must be in place to control reserves of raw materials that could become scarce during wartime – similar to the United States’ Strategic Petroleum Reserve program. These strategies would encourage maintaining war reserve stock of military equipment, including plans to readily mobilise, arm and train the civilian population in times of war.

Free Speech

Main points:

    • Scrap Racial Discrimination Act 1975 – Section 18C

 

    • Abolish the Human Rights Commission

 

  • Oppose Internet censorship, media controls and surveillance

The Party for Freedom supports the right of Australians to hold their own opinions, beliefs and thoughts without restrictive government legislation and policy designed to limit free speech. The right to free speech is the cornerstone of a democratic nation and is one of the main principles of a civilized and open society. It should not be sacrificed to the politics of multiculturalism.

The original Human Rights Commission was established by the then Liberal leader Malcolm Fraser in 1981 and renamed and further strengthened by Labor leader Bob Hawke in 1986. This is clear indication that both parties are actively working against free speech, free expression and free political commentary by establishing and showing bi-partisan support for a relic of redundant Soviet control. The party calls for HREOC to be disbanded in the name of common sense, freedom and tolerance.

Successive Labor and Liberal governments are working against the Australia people by putting in place legislation restricting free speech. The Party calls for federal and state anti-discrimination and vilifications laws to be scrapped to protect free speech including the right to criticise those who seek to subvert our nation, parliament and laws, these largely being left wing agitators, socialist politicians and anti-freedom organisations. All these groups can be argued to have hidden agendas which they are not willing to make transparent.

The Freedom Party opposes the current government’s push for further Internet and media surveillance and restrictions. The Labor government is calling for Internet filters to protect children is rouse for more government control of Internet. If the government is really serious about protecting children from harmful sites, these sites could be blocked without champing down on political sites deemed inappropriate by an out-of-touch and regressive government.

References:

Proposed law a further attack on free speech, 23rd November 2012.

Section 18C has no place in a society that values freedom of expression, 30th Sept. 2011.

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975 – SECT 18C

United Nations

Main points:

    • The Party promotes a positive independent democratic Australia and therefore rejects the use of international treaties to erode Australian sovereignty without democratic approval of the Australian people.

 

    • The Party promotes a policy of strengthening the Australian Constitution and preserving the spirit and intent of the Constitution to prevent the use of international treaties to weaken Australia’s sovereignty and independence.

 

    • The Party rejects the globalization policies of global organisations such as the UN and promotes immediate withdrawal from all undemocratic foreign treaties which negatively impact Australian independence, sovereignty, freedom, or quality of life.

 

  • Reject United Nations Agenda 21 initiatives at council level.

International treaties

As a sovereign nation, we Australians have a right to exercise complete control over our nation’s destiny. We reject the myriad of United Nations treaties signed by successive governments without consultation with the Australian people.

Treaties such as the Kyoto treaty, Lima Declaration, General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, Agenda 21 and the UN Protocol on Refugees have been imposed on Australians against their wishes. The Party for Freedom rejects the globalist agenda of the WTO (World Trade Organisation) and believes that globalisation has had a devastating impact upon Australian industry.

The Party proposes that Australia withdraw from the Lima Declaration, Kyoto Protocol, UN Protocol on Refugees, Agenda 21 initiatives and similar declarations and international agreements. These draconian measures, drawn up by unelected oligarchies, are detrimental to the Australian sovereignty, economy, and by extension to the Australian standard of living.

Foreign Ownership

Main points:

    • Scrap FIRB (Foreign Investment Review Board) and establish a new foreign investment board that places restrictions on foreign investments esp. from Chinese government backed interests or consortiums.

 

    • Nationalise the Ord River and Cubbie Cotton Station

 

  • Foreign nationals to be denied right to purchase of residential Australian property.

Labor and Liberal governments have welcomed foreign ownership of Australian assets, which has adversely affected the Australian people, largely through driving up the prices of real estate in the larger cities. It is not in the interest of the people to sell off national industry, land and mining rights to foreign interests.

The Party for Freedom calls for restrictions on the foreign takeover of Australian assets, property, resources and leases. Chinese government backed Chinese companies and other corporations do not have a good track record globally and are known for exploiting nations of their resources while displacing locals in employment, even in poor African nations.

Foreign investment in residential property

Australian residential prices are some of the highest in the world due to massive demand with limited new supply. Hence prices have been pushed up at rates exceeding wage rises. Added to this is the fact that many foreigners are now purchasing residential properties in the major cities, which has also helped push up prices that has resulted in less affordable rental properties. Rents have been rising at over 10% per annum in some metropolitan suburbs for several years.

The Party for Freedom does not support Labor’s policy change that has given foreigners the right to purchase residential real estate. The Party calls for restrictions on foreign nationals, temporary visa holders and corporations being able to purchase residential property in a crowded market that has priced many Aussies families out of the market and into comprised living arrangements.

Nationalise the ORD RIVER and Cubbie Station

In November 2012 the Western Australian Liberal government announced that a Chinese government backed corporation, Shanghai Zhongfu, had been chosen as the preferred developer of stage 2 of the Ord River agricultural expansion. The deal was executed behind doors, thereby avoiding an FIRB review as the Chinese company signed a 50-year lease instead of purchasing the land to circumvent scrutiny. The Liberal party and the Chinese government company knew that “land acquired from a government in Australia were exempt from the screening arrangements” Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act, Section 12A.

Federal Labor has been actively working against Australian ownership with the announcement in September 2012 that Shandong RuYi Group, a Chinese led consortium, had agreed to acquire Cubbie Station from administrators. Cubbie Station is the largest cotton farm and biggest irrigation operation in the Southern Hemisphere. There were many Australian buyers who expressed an interest in purchasing Cubbie Station at a much higher purchase price. Yet the Labor government showed preference to foreign ownership despite Australian concerns expressed interest in purchasing Cubbie Station.

The Party for Freedom will temporarily nationalise both assets and sell both concerns to majority Australian backed companies or consortiums. The Party believes in supporting local investors and also giving them preference and tax breaks to invest in Australian agriculture and industry.

References:

Chinese win bid for Ord River land, 20th November 2012

Chinese secure northern food bowl as row over Ord River lease continues, 14th Nov. 2012

Chinese escape FIRB scrutiny on Ord, 23rd November 2012.

Deal finalised for sale of Cubbie Station, 12th October 2012.

Cubbie sale prompts Indigenous job fears, 11th October 2012.

Forget the farm, Rudd has sold the house off overseas

Cashed‐up foreigners snap up homes, 22nd May 2010.

Economy

Main points:

    • Freedom promotes a strong, resilient, independent, sustainable Australian economy and completely rejects the view of globalists that Australia must be made weaker and more dependent upon other countries by removal of protectionism and exploitation of Australian industry, farms, and jobs.

 

    • Freedom supports progressive protectionism to rebuild Australian independence and resurrect Australian productivity and farms.

 

    • Freedom opposes privatization of our nation’s public assets.

 

    • Freedom promotes smaller government, smaller bureaucracy, and termination of wasteful bureaucracies such as the climate change bureaucracy.

 

  • Freedom supports moves to rescind the carbon dioxide tax.

Every nation is entitled to determine the course of its own destiny. Economic protectionism is based on this simple principle. A moderate level of protectionism is necessary both for the future of Australian workers and for the well being of the Australian economy.

The utter destruction of our previous system of tariffs coupled with excessive taxation have put Australian-manufactured goods at a disadvantage, due to competition with markets with lower wages, lower working conditions, and lower overheads, making it difficult for Australian companies to compete. This has led to countless examples of Australian jobs being moved overseas.

Tariffs are necessary for the survival of Australian industry, especially manufacturing. The Party proposes a flat tariff rate of 10% across all imported manufactured goods and foodstuffs. The tariff money collected will be diverted into programmes that assist Australian industry and provide seed capital and ongoing support for import replacement initiatives.

Free Trade Agreements are detrimental to Australian jobs and our standard of living. The Party calls for current free trade agreements to be repealed and replaced with a sensible system of tariffs.

We reject completely the ideological view held by the Liberal-Labor parties, which reduces our nation to an insignificant backwater in the international marketplace and relegates the Australian people to the role of mere economic units to be disposed of as international economic trends dictate. Australian economic policies should be implemented with the wellbeing of the Australian people in mind.

Governments have an obligation to practice fiscal responsibility. Targeted funding to vital projects and infrastructure in the national interest must be a priority, rather than wasteful and divisive grants to special interest groups, which provide no benefit to the Australian people.

Privatisation of public utilities

The Party opposes the privatisation of electricity, gas, and public transport infrastructure as such privatisation leads to higher prices for customers and often results with such industries being sold into foreign ownership.

Many public utilities that have been privatised, or subject to possible privatisation, have been the result of decades of infrastructure building by past governments, paid for by the hard work and tax dollars of the Australian people. It is essential for political parties to recognise that public assets belong to the people and should be held in the public trust, and therefore our federal and state governments have no mandate to sell the peoples assets.

Government procurement

The major political parties currently do not require Australian government offices to favour Australian industries or manufacturers. Australian companies should be given preference by government buyers, even if the cost is higher. Though face costs may seem less initially, the longer term disadvantages incurred by sale of assets to foreign assets has often proved detrimental to a host economy. Where there is a product or service that is accessible in Australia, it should be given preference over foreign-owned companies or offshore manufactured goods.

Carbon dioxide tax

The Party supports moves to rescind the carbon dioxide tax. The impost of the carbon dioxide tax has brought tremendous damage to the Australian economy and pushed living costs to new record highs forcing many families into permanent poverty and business to move offshore.

Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant but necessary for life. The propaganda pushed by Labor and Green political parties is disgraceful, heartless and not scientific. The unnecessary carbon dioxide tax must be rescinded so electricity prices can be reduced thus giving Australian families and business a fighting chance of survival.

Julia Gillard lied to the Australian people when she said, ‘There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead’ before the last federal election in 2010. Gillard is a perpetual liar and she should be held accountable for this unforgivable broken promise. The Party calls for Gillard’s Australian citizenship to be rescinded to compensate for her lies and ultimate hardship inflicted upon the Australian worker and family.

Foreign Aid

Main Points

  • While Party for Freedom accepts the need for prompt cash support for disaster aid, the Party otherwise promotes non-cash forms of foreign aid which are of benefit to, and guided by, Australian interests.

The Party for Freedom believes there should be no cash foreign aid payments, besides disaster relief which can be tracked directly to relief efforts, and certainly not simply giving money away to foreign governments, dictators or agencies. Management services and goods may be provided with maximum Australian involvement. The current high level of government-provided foreign aid should be directed towards poverty relief within Australia.

Foreign aid may be used in the advancement of Australian interests, such as linking foreign aid to agreements with foreign countries to process so-called refugees who have attempted to come to Australia as economic migrants after bypassing other countries. However, in general, any such foreign aid should be delivered as Australian goods, such as farming, mining, or manufacturing products, so that such aid also has the additional benefit of creating employment in Australia. Foreign Aid should be directed in ways that benefit Australia. Not only would such delivery benefit Australian producers; it would also circumvent corrupt authorities in recipient countries who may misappropriate funds.

Education

Main Points

    • Party for Freedom endorses an Australians first education policy, which includes a quota system to limit maximum numbers of overseas students.

 

    • Freedom supports full taxpayer funding for universities.

 

  • Reduced fees for Australian students who serve in regional or aboriginal areas in health after completing his or her degree.

Foreign students are a burden on Australia’s youth.

In 2010, there were over 617,000 foreign student enrolments in various courses across all international education sectors. Foreign student penetration of Australia’s various tertiary and training sectors are the highest in the developed world. The Party for Freedom then proposes that a quota, such as 5% of total enrolments, be applied as the maximum proportion of enrolled foreign visa-holding students in any university or educational institution including higher education studies.

The Party recognises that many foreign students have used their education in Australia as a way of gaining a back door entry to Australian residency, as a way of circumventing the usual immigration channels. With this happening, not only do Australians miss out on their rightful places in universities, but then also miss out on the jobs that the back door migrants take. The current racist policy against Australia’s youth has to stop.

Australians built Australian universities for the benefit of our people especially for the development of Australia’s youth. Massive amounts of Australian taxpayers dollars have been spent upon our universities since the 1850s; the capital invested in the buildings and grounds, the human resources developed in the training of teachers, and the intellectual wealth put in place at those institutions – all of these were paid for by Australian taxpayers so that Australians could be given the skills to help develop Australia, not so that these massive resources could be placed at the disposal of students from the Third World, let alone for foreign students that come here on student visas (taking the place of Australian students) who then are given residence here, so that they can take the places of Australian workers as well. Our universities exist to train our people for the future, not to earn scraps of foreign currency at the expense of Australia’s youth and their development.

Fully fund Australian Universities

The University sector should continue to receive government funding, as a way of investing in our nation’s future, as well as being funded by fees from Australian students that are able to be paid up-front or deferred under the federal government’s higher education loan program.
It is the responsibility of the government to fund universities to enable the training of the upcoming Australian youth; this responsibility should not be shirked by trying to force universities to take in foreign students as “cash cows”, especially since this practice has ended up with many Australians being displaced from their own universities. The situation of having such huge numbers of Third World students at Australian universities, whilst there are equally huge numbers of Australian students who have earned good grades but cannot get a place in a university, is a national disgrace. The university sector has not been properly funded for some years; the federal government needs to shoulder its responsibilities in this regard, to increase university funding to the proper and adequate levels, so as to ensure the intellectual wealth of the Australian people in general and to protect the future of Australia’s youth in particular.

University fees should be waived if the graduate works in their medical or health capacity in a regional or aboriginal area for five years after completing his or her degree. Fees also to be waived if the graduate serves with the army, navy, air force, or customs service for five years of employment. The Party also believes University fees should be halved if the Australian graduate gains a degree in medicine, technology, science, or engineering.

It is time to return our universities to the people of Australia and in particular to our forgotten youth who have been disgracefully pushed aside by racist education placement policies supported by both Liberal and Labor parties and governments.

References:

International Students, Australian Social Trends, Dec 2011

Welfare and Unemployment

Main Points

    • Placement of long term unemployed into private enterprise agreements to give unemployed exposure to industry while boosting self esteem and labour market participation.

 

    • Under Migrant Contract – no welfare payments to existing and new migrants until 8 years of continuous residence in Australia.

 

  • Deport foreign nationals, temporary visa holders and noncitizens on welfare.

The current welfare system has utterly failed our unemployed, especially the longterm unemployed. This is a problematic situation for workers of all ages, but especially for long‐term unemployed youth. The lack of employment can lead to low self‐esteem and social withdrawal, let alone affecting the ability to properly provide for one’s future or for a young family.

Work participation programs for the longterm unemployed

In order to give the long‐term unemployed employment opportunities into the workforce, placements with private enterprise shall be made available so as to benefit both unemployed people as well as the businesses. Long‐term unemployed shall be offered part‐time jobs of two days a week with a private business, thus in effect treating their unemployment benefits as a working wage. The worker’s
situation can be reassessed after six months to see if he may benefit from further training, so as to give him more skills for employment.

In recognition of extra expenses that come with working, as well as to ensure that businesses have a stake in training the people involved, the businesses involved shall pay each participating person 25% of the market wage. Businesses may dismiss such workers if they believe they are not performing, this proviso ensuring that businesses are not held captive into keeping inappropriate workers. However, businesses will only be offered a certain number of workers, so that they cannot use the scheme as a way of securing cheaper labour on a larger scale.

It is envisaged that, after a period of working in private enterprise, the participating workers will have gained enough skills and practical experience that will enable them to successfully apply for full‐time work elsewhere. It is also hoped that many
will, after having proven themselves in the workplace for six months, be offered jobs with the businesses in which they have gained their work experiences and skills.

This program will offer the long‐term unemployed the chance to gain workplace skills, job experience that they can carry over to interviews and future jobs, as well as give them the confidence to enable them to gain employment.

Work for the dole schemes

Welfare recipients who have been on welfare assistance for more than 2 years will be placed in ‘work for the dole’ schemes to promote workforce participation; self esteem and protect the interest of the Australian taxpayer. Welfare recipients placed under the scheme will be transferred to a work for the dole scheme in which workers will be required to carry out work with government bodies in the community interest, two days a week. After a period of such work, those workers shall be able to be reassessed for private placement and hopefully gain the skills and self‐discipline to get themselves a job.

Summary

The overall emphasis of helping the long‐term unemployed is to be set upon providing practical working experience and training for job opportunities. At the same time, it will ensure that the small percentage of the unemployed who are abusing the system will not get a free ride, but will be made to work hard for their income. The aim of the program is to give the long‐term unemployed the skills, abilities and self‐esteem to re‐enter the workforce, not only for the benefit of the economy, but also for the benefit and well being of the workers involved.

Deport foreign nationals on welfare

It is unfair to expect Australian taxpayers to fund welfare payments for foreign nationals residing in Australia. Both Labor and Liberal political parties support the right of foreigners and new migrants seeking access to welfare payments. The Party calls for the implementation of the ‘migrant contract’, which will safeguard taxpayer funds by restricting access to welfare for recent arrivals, temporary or permanent for a period of eight years. Foreign nationals or temporary visa holders on welfare are a colossal burden on the Australian people. The Party calls for a sensible turnaround on policy to deport or repatriate foreigners on welfare payments.

Crime and Justice

Main Points

    • The Party calls for zero tolerance of ethnic criminal gangs by Police and the court system.

 

  • The Party calls for low to medium security prisons to be turned into privately run factories for import replacement.

Law enforcement agencies require increased resources and need less red tape in general. There must be a zero-tolerance approach to ethnic gangs engaging in organised crime, especially for young offenders. Cultural understanding must not be considered a mitigating factor in sentencing criminals.

The justice system suffers from the practice of sentencing criminals based on their prospects of rehabilitation and/or his or her human rights. The Party instead proposes the simple principle, on which is based much of common law, of giving criminals what they deserve. Society does not send murderers and rapists to prison with a main view to “rehabilitation”, but instead to punish them for the evils they have committed.

The Party for Freedom believes that prisoners should be ‘working for their keep’. Prisons should not just be a place for prisoners to rest and relax, but also a place for them to contribute towards their upkeep. Whilst prisoners do have basic rights (such as not to be intimidated, tortured, or otherwise maltreated), they have also lost most of their citizenship rights by breaking the law in a particularly bad way (as opposed to minor traffic violations), and therefore they should not expect to be pampered in the prison environment.

Therefore the Party proposes turning low to medium security prisons into import replacement factories. The Party supports initiatives to encourage private industry to build small to medium sized factories adjacent to prison facilities to enable convicts an opportunity to repay their debts to society and victims.

The prisoner will receive a wage for his or her employment with a view to repaying victims of crime.

 

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