Family Centred Economics
Our mission is not just to extend our care to the marginalised but also to genuinely understand the underlying causes of their predicaments. We strive to revive the virtues of family and the profound responsibilities we inherently owe to each other.
Our focus is to provide an alternative to mainstream political discourse that genuinely reflects the complexities and challenges of modern human relationships and social conditions.
Rooted in the rich history of Christian values and thought, we seek to lead Western Australia toward a more compassionate and just future.
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Together, we can create a system that truly serves the best interests of Australian families.
Why Vote 1 for Australian Christians?
We understand the profound impact of economic policies on family life. Australian Christians prioritises family wellbeing in all economic strategies, ensuring a sustainable and socially responsible growth model. Our policies are designed to strengthen family bonds and community connections, thereby reducing dependency on welfare and ensuring a more balanced society.
A rich history of values
The debate over family dynamics and societal roles is not new; it dates back to the era of classical thinkers like Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. We believe that the history of these discussions provides invaluable lessons that could guide contemporary policy making.
The real costs of family fragmentation
The social and economic costs of family breakdown are staggering. We aim to address this issue head-on, focusing on policies that mitigate these costs and offer more stable social environments. Our goal is to support all Western Australians, whether they are part of a traditional family structure or not, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Australian Christians is dedicated to advocating for those who are often overlooked by mainstream politics. We believe that effective governance means considering the needs and voices of everyone, particularly those who are most vulnerable.
Transparency and accountability
In line with the church doctrine of subsidiarity, we believe in governance that is as simple and localised as possible, yet as complex as necessary. Our aim is to create a Western Australia where governance is transparent, accountable, and respects the individual’s freedom and responsibility.
By casting your No. 1 vote for Australian Christians, you’re supporting a party that aims to bring long-lasting, beneficial change to Western Australia through policies grounded in experience, expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness. Together, let’s build an Western Australia where the values of compassion, justice, and community spirit are paramount.
A History on Family Politics
Fast forward to the 20th century, totalitarian regimes like Communist Russia and Socialist Germany took Plato’s ideas to a whole new level. They aimed to control all private and family matters to reinforce government control, often resulting in staggering human costs. For instance, the Soviet Union’s policies led to a massive number of homeless children and family absences due to the Gulags.
The societal impact of family
In Australia, a parliamentary inquiry in 1998 estimated the cost of marriage and relationship breakdowns at $9 billion annually, a number that has nearly doubled since. Nowadays, the Welfare state or Paternalism is increasingly taking up the mantle to solve family issues. However, the most vocal lobby groups tend to sway the focus, often neglecting those who genuinely require help.
The heart of the issue: reinforcing family bonds
The remedy to a welfare dependency lies in stronger family connections. We espouse the church doctrine of subsidiarity, which means that smaller governance levels should handle roles they can manage, minimising the functions of larger, more complex governing bodies. This principle is essential in instating limited government, personal freedom, and responsibility. Moreover, it aligns with the wisdom of Adam Smith, who said what works for a family would work for a kingdom.
Family Centred Economics: Practical Implications
Employment and Opportunities
Unemployment and underemployment rates in Australia are concerning, at 19.4% according to Roy Morgan Research. Excessive employment laws and industrial regulations are stifling innovation and job creation, particularly in small to medium-sized businesses.
Tax strategies should aim to strengthen the economy while lightening unnecessary family burdens. For instance, consumption rather than savings should be taxed. This would allow families to better prepare for contingencies and retirement.
High stamp duties and council rates penalise homeowners, making it financially challenging for families to thrive. Additionally, we need to explore if state governments and local councils are artificially driving up costs by withholding land and imposing excessive building codes and regulations.
We propose parental school vouchers and tax deductions for school fees to make educational institutions more accountable to parents than bureaucrats.
Where to from here?
Welfare will always be essential for some; however, its primary goal should be to offer short term aid while promoting long term self sufficiency.
A blend of sound economic policies and well-designed government assistance, coupled with strong family units and community organisations, will serve society far better than an overarching welfare state.
We aim to restore this balance to ensure that families and communities, who are intimately familiar with the immediate needs of their members, can serve as the most effective support systems.
Vote 1 for Australian Christians in all elections: Make family centred governance a reality
The upcoming elections offer a pivotal moment for the future of Australia. By voting 1 for Australian Christians, you’ll be taking a stand for policies that put families and communities at the heart of governance. Don’t miss this chance to contribute to a more equitable Australia. Let’s work together to ensure that our family centred governance model gets implemented. Your 1 vote can make all the difference!
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