- Conservative Australians recognise our Judeo-Christian heritage and institutions and the achievements of Western culture.
- We believe in freedom of thought, expression and association and equality before the law.
- We have great pride in our country, flag, history and our 1901 Constitution.
- Families and traditional marriage are the foundations of a prosperous and civil society.
- We extol self-sufficiency, resilience, individual responsibility and pride in performance.
We believe that western culture, based on centuries of development and refinement, is the most successful democratic model for civil society. We believe that our Judeo-Christian heritage, our national identity, our institutions, legal and political systems, our arts, culture and history are things to be recognised and respected.
The west is under a significant threat from ideologies that seek to undermine our way of life. The gradual
dismantling of western culture in other areas of the world has left a vacuum into which alternate cultures have expanded and taken root. We will stand up for Australian values in the face of these threats, and will ensure that our heritage and way of life are strengthened and retained.
Freedom of expression and equality before the law
Freedom of speech and expression is one of the pillars of western society, and the marketplace of ideas (where dissenting views are heard and argued against), must be protected and strengthened, not silenced or suppressed.
We will repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act and similar laws that ban ‘offence’ and ‘insult’ as these terms are far too subjective and stifle free speech.
Conservative Australians also believe in the fundamental principle of equality before the law. We reject ‘identity politics’ and believe that Australians should look to the many ties that bind us, and not be divided by ancestry, race, creed or gender.
We will abolish or re-structure the Australian Human Rights Commission. Rather than defending or upholding key Western liberties, rights and freedoms of the individual, this institution has become an expensive agent for their undermining, suppression and destruction, often in the pursuit of identity politics and political correctness.
Pride in our country, flag and history
We are proud of who we are and commit to restoring pride in our country, flag, institutions and the Australian way of life. We will oppose moves to change ‘Australia Day’, war remembrance observances, our flag, Constitution and other civic celebrations.
We support a much more consultative approach to the coming together of First Australians and Current Australian cultures that WILL ensure all histories are maintained and respected.
Support for families
The traditional family is the foundation stone of civil society. We commit to supporting families by defending the traditional definition of marriage and easing the cost-of-living pressures on families through tax and transfer payments reform.
Self-sufficiency and pride of independence
We encourage all Australians to become self-sufficient and break the cycle of welfare dependency. We also
encourage individual entrepreneurship and small business as a driver of the Australian economy and personal prosperity. These virtues are not only good for society and the individuals concerned, but they also free up government funds to help those in genuine need, or to lower taxes.
Marriage Is Special
Conservative Australians believes that marriage is an important social good, associated with a wide range of positive outcomes for children and adults alike.
Marriage is also an important public good, associated with a range of economic, health, educational, and safety benefits that help local, state, and federal governments serve the common good.
Conservative Australians promotes and supports marriage over de facto cohabitation.
Conservative Australians places a high value on marriage as the commitment which forms a foundation for the development of stable and nurturing families.
We believe that marriage at its essence and by definition is between a man and a woman to the exclusion of others for life. We do not oppose other formal structures for Same Sex union but are committed to the millennials history of Marriage between a man and a woman.
Conservative Australians will oppose any legislation it considers will harm or diminish the institution of marriage and will support programs, activities and initiatives that seek to strengthen and promote the
benefits to society and individuals of strong healthy marriages.
Parental divorce reduces the likelihood that children will graduate from college, and achieve high-status jobs.
Children who live with their own two married parents enjoy better physical health, on average, than children in other family forms.
The health advantages of married homes remain even after taking into account socioeconomic status.
Parental divorce approximately doubles the odds that adult children will end up divorced.
Married men earn between 10 and 40 percent more than single men with similar education and job histories.
Married people, especially married men, have longer life expectancies than otherwise similar singles.
Marriage increases the likelihood fathers will have good relationships with children. Sixty-five percent of young adults whose parents divorced had poor relationships with their fathers (compared to 29% from non-divorced families).
In comparison with those who remain married, women who separate see their household income fall by $21,400 p/a (men by contrast see only $4,100 p/a) Married mothers have lower rates of depression than single or cohabiting mothers.
Married women appear to have a lower risk of domestic violence than cohabiting or dating women. Even after considering race, age, and education, people who live together are still three times more likely to report violent arguments than married people.
Adults who live together but do not marry—cohabitors—are more similar to singles than to married couples in terms of physical health and disability, emotional wellbeing and mental health, as well as assets and earnings. Their children more closely resemble the children of single people than the children of married people.
Marriage appears to reduce the risk that children and adults will be either perpetrators or victims of crime.
Single and divorced women are four to five times more likely to be victims of violent crime in any given year than married women. Boys raised in single-parent homes are about twice as likely (and boys raised in stepfamilies three times as likely) to have committed a crime that leads to incarceration by the time they reach their early thirties, even after considering for factors such as race, mother’s education, neighbourhood quality and cognitive ability.