Policy draft

This is a proposed Tax policy for Socialist Alliance.

Media in Australia is in crisis.

Despite Australians’ faith in journalism increasing according to the latest Edelman study, Australians’ trust in ‘the media’ is at an all-time low, ranking second-lowest out of 28 surveyed countries, only in front of Turkey.

The extreme concentration of the banking and financial systems means that ordinary working people lose out on a big scale.

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.

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.

Amendments are indicated in bold, underline.

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

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).

Developmental delay and early intervention

This draft policy has been presented as an alternative to the draft policy “Religious Freedom in a Secular Society” tabled by Karl Hand at the Socialist Alliance NSW State conference and the currently existing Socialist Alliance national policy on the Hijab.

With acknowledgements to Michael Merrett

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Independently accessible transport options are key to achieving equality for people with disabilities. Public transport vehicles which have to be accessed by drivers setting down ramps are only partially accessible as they do not allow people in wheelchairs to access vehicles independently. As such socialists support:

This is an initial contribution to developing a Sustainable Agriculture Charter for the Socialist Alliance. Please forward comments and ideas to Nick and Kate.

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Why a Sustainable Agriculture Charter?