The Australian Christians political party is committed to economic development and strengthening small medium businesses in Western Australia. Our policies are focused on benefitting the people who build these businesses and their communities.
We believe that a strong economy stems from the collective contribution of small enterprises, innovative entrepreneurs, and supportive local communities.
Read on to learn more and how your No.1 vote can make a difference in creating a prosperous and socially responsible Western Australia.
Your vote, AC’s pledge:
When you cast your No. 1 vote for Australian Christians, you are contributing to the establishment of policies that aim to:
- Reinforce economic diversification
- Empower small businesses by removing excessive red tape and providing support
- Support to upskill owners and access to subsidised courses
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Together, we can create a system that truly serves the best interests of Australian families.
A Thriving Ecosystem: The Small Business Sector
Acknowledging the backbone of the economy
Small businesses are community touchstones that sustain families and enrich our society. Our policy agenda gives priority to small and medium sized businesses that form the foundation of a thriving Western Australian economy.
- Negotiable wages and conditions: Small businesses should have the flexibility to negotiate salaries and conditions provided they meet minimum standards.
- Diversity in business: A mix of small and large businesses contributes to a balanced economic landscape. Their coexistence is crucial for overall economic stability.
The Ripple Effect: large employers and small business
We understand that both small and large businesses play significant roles. The demise of large companies had an indirect impact on smaller suppliers revealing the interconnected nature of the business ecosystem.
Small businesses often better reflect local expectations and quickly adapt to market shifts. With 30% of Australia’s wealth generated by small businesses these entities are vital to the national economy.
Key Benefits of Small Business in the Community:
- Greater market competition
- Better consumer choice
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Local reinvestment of profits
ABS Statistics: A Wake Up Call
Recent data shows that 35% of small businesses have decreased profitability, revealing a need for government intervention to secure their survival and growth. Australian Christians advocates for policies that respect these statistics and addresses them directly.
Navigating Red Tape: Regulatory Reforms
The regulatory burden
The time and cost spent on compliance are daunting for small businesses. We aim to cut the red tape and make regulation more efficient and less burdensome.
- Government Coordination: Streamline regulatory requirements at both State and Federal levels to remove overlaps.
- ‘One-in-One-Out’ Policy: Introduce a new regulation only when an outdated one is removed.
Australian Christians calls for politicians with a rich history in business, particularly small businesses, to offer a more balanced perspective on governance.
Financial Resilience and Accessibility
Securing Loans: A priority
Financing is one of the biggest challenges for small businesses. Our policy seeks to make loans more flexible, ensuring that small businesses can weather economic storms.
- Special purpose banks: Establishment of banks specifically catering to the financial needs of small businesses.
- Sustained growth strategy: Providing support not just to start-ups but also businesses in their growth phase.
Our Faith Fuelled Commitment to You and Western Australia
At Australian Christians, our vision is shaped not only by practical economic and social imperatives but also by the teachings and values that are dear to our faith. We believe that economic development, social welfare, and spiritual growth are not mutually exclusive but can coexist and even bolster each other in enriching ways.
Your No. 1 vote for Australian Christians is more than just a political choice; it’s a declaration of your commitment to a holistic approach to governance. It signifies your trust in a party that endeavours to represent not just economic interests, but also moral and ethical values that contribute to the well-being of all Western Australians.
We aim to foster a Western Australia where businesses thrive alongside strong faith driven communities.
Our policies and initiatives are designed to reflect Christian principles such as compassion, justice and a deep sense of community. We are steadfast in our commitment to stand up for the underserved and to bring about legislative reforms that align with these values.
So as you consider the future you want to see for Western Australia remember that a vote for Australian Christians is a vote for a balanced, prosperous and ethically guided society. Together let’s create a future that benefits us all, spiritually, socially and economically.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our mission and vision. We hope you join us in making this vision a reality.
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