We have increased our vote in Wills thanks to all the excellent help and work everybody did for a humane and sustainable future. We have joined new members and are laying the foundations for big fight ahead, and it will be big! Lets build the movements necessary to build the future we need and deserve! People and planet before profit!
If health, education and housing are all rights, whose rights do you take away and replace with obligation to provide them?@arcorn
Hi can you please clarify your question, it is unclear to me what you are trying to say.
Public transport: Boost investment in suburban and high-speed intercity rail. Make public transport free and frequent.
Poverty and unemployment: Reverse the attacks on sole parent pensions; lift all welfare payments above the poverty line; create useful jobs in housing, public transport and renewable energy.
Childcare and social services: Boost funding to community-based aged and child care networks, expand disability services.
Anti-war: Bring back all military forces from Afghanistan; no participation or support for imperialist interventions; isolate apartheid Israel; end ANZUS and the basing of US military in Australia; boost development and climate change aid to poor countries.
Education: End HECS and make public education free to tertiary level; increase funding to public schools to at least the level recommended by Gonski review but end funding to private schools and tertiary institutions.
Housing: Tackle homelessness and the housing shortfall with a social and community housing program. Cap rent and mortgage repayments at 20% of income.
Health: Boost funding for preventative care; free dental care; end subsidies to private insurers; expand community-based health care networks; boost funding on mental health.