Socialist Alliance 12th National Conference

This is a revised draft of the policy based on some feedback, and also adds in a point omitted from the original draft.

Australian farming is in crisis. Multinational corporations are buying up prime food-producing land, just as free trade treaties come into play that will allow them to sue governments that affect their profits by attempting to regulate their use of that land. This is a massive threat to Australia’s family farmers’ ability to continue to produce sustainable clean, green food to feed our population and export globally.

Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act — the law against racial vilification — are under renewed attack from the right including the Murdoch media empire and the Coalition government for allegedly impeding free speech.

Amendments to the proposed policy on Animal Welfare.

Society has a duty of care to minimise the physical and psychological suffering of animals and that means ensuring the welfare of animals and protection for animals at risk.

Proposed changes to the Socialist Alliance Constitution — put forward by the National Executive.

The Australian Unemployed Workers Union (AUWU) is an organisation run by the unemployed, for the unemployed. Formed in early 2015, the AUWU’s mission is to protect the interests of people currently unemployed and stop the government’s ongoing assault against Australia’s welfare state. The AUWU is not affiliated with any political parties, and is entirely self-funded with a membership of about 7000 and rapidly increasing.

Proposed amendments to SA’s water, climate charter, and the preamble and manifesto of sustainable Australian agriculture put up this week for adoption will explain in depth these proposed amendments to our Australian politics and campaigns resolution, and the implications for our campaign work. Rather than bog comrades down in further repetition, please refer to them before reading these proposed amendments to our plan of action.

Australia is the most urbanised country on Earth, with 89% living in urban areas, and the continuing alienation of urban from rural means that most urban people have little knowledge and less experience of rural land management issues.

The Socialist Alliance recognises the legitimate national aspirations of the Kurdish people, divided by the colonial powers at the end of World War I between four countries (Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran).

The following policies were adopted by the 12th National Conference of Socialist Alliance, held in Geelong, Victoria, from January 20-22, 2017.

Newcastle Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy had a pretty steady year of actions.

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