The Animal Justice Party has a long term vision for a kinder Australia but recognises that change will proceed in stages. Many of our policies recognise this and don’t simply describe our vision of the future, but the steps required to get there.
Policies and Positions: What's the difference?
A policy concerns an issue on which Animal Justice Party branches, regional groups and Members of Parliament will actively campaign on. They are core business ... things like factory farming, live animal export or hunting.
AJP members must be able to trust that the party will stay focused on animals. Hence our policies will keep that focus. Policies will determine the issues which dominate the effort of our elected representatives.
But we also recognise that the voting public need to know how AJP representatives will vote on important non-animal issues. Thus, we also have positions. Which explain to the voting public how we will act on other issues. A position must follow clearly from our core values of Kindness, Equality, Rationality and Non-violence.
We currently have positions on:
- Asylum seekers
- First Nations
- Marriage equality
- Voluntary euthanasia
Our policies are the things we will fight for in Parliament. We will formulate bills, motions and speeches on our policies. They are core business.
Policies are grouped into 3 areas: