We value people as individuals, not as members of group competing in the ‘oppression Olympics’ thus we believe that people have inalienable rights as individuals:
- Freedom of Association
- Freedom of Religion
- Freedom of the Press
- Right of Private Property
Your rights carry subject to the rights of others and of the public.
The only way that a free society can grow and develop is if people have the right to start a business and trade without restriction, overbearing tariffs and taxation.
We understand that small business is the main driver and employer of Australians and that governments should do everything in their power to remove barriers that prevent them from employing people or doing business.
In today’s global economy it is necessary to negotiate and coordinate with governments around the world to remove trade barriers and tariffs where possible. Australian products are the best in the world and can compete with any other countries goods.
We believe that government should only be involved in certain areas of public life and that government should be as small as practicable.
This also means that political leaders at all levels of government should have strict checks on their power and authority. When the government is seeking to pass a law or regulation that even in theory will limit a person’s rights as an individual or greatly increase the power of an office or department we will oppose that law.
More government is not the solution to many of the problems we face, like Ronald Reagan once said:
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help”