Australian Democrats Submissions

The Australian Democrats is a political party which has been in existence since 1977, and has had a strong policy of opposition to the nuclear fuel cycle since that time. A recent review of our policy in 2011 reinforced our position… [read more]
Thank you for the opportunity to make a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) inquiry into “All aspects of the conduct of the 2013 Federal Election and matters related thereto.” The Australian Democrats make the following submission … [read more]
The Australian Democrats (SA Division) Inc have, since the introduction of amendments to the Constitution Act in 1991, participated to a greater or lesser extent in the Redistributions which have subsequently occurred … [read more]
The Australian Democrats view anything that increases participation in the political process as beneficial to the democratic system. As such, we address the following aspects of the proposed amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 … [read more]
It is vital that the Murray Darling Basin Authority (the Authority) continue to progress the idea of Australia’s four-state, one-territory river system being managed beyond the parochialism that those boundaries engender … [read more]
The Australian Democrats believe people in same-sex relationships should not be discriminated against because of their sexual preference. Whilst many areas of equality for same-sex couples have been addressed, we regard it as a basic human right that same-sex couples must have the right to marry … [read more]
The Australian Democrats recognise the importance of Commonwealth Marine Reserves and welcome the opportunity for input into the establishment of the National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas in Commonwealth waters … [read more]
The Australian Democrats strongly commend the ACT Government for having established the Alexander Maconochie Centre within a human rights framework … [read more]
The Australian Democrats recognise the importance of a national approach to food security and welcome the opportunity for input into discussion for development of a National Food Plan … [read more]
Thank you for your invitation to make a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) Inquiry into the Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns … [read more]
BHP Billliton (BHPB) asserts that they have reached amicable agreements with the traditional owners of the land. The evidence does not support this … [read more]