From ancient First Nations traditions to the Eureka Stockade and Shearers Strike, Australia has always enjoyed a proudly democratic, egalitarian historical tradition.
From ancient First Nations traditions to the Eureka Stockade and Shearers Strike, Australia has always enjoyed a proudly democratic, egalitarian historical tradition. Nowhere can this be better seen than in ‘’Waltzing Matilda,’’ our unofficial national anthem dedicated to a jolly swagman on the run from the cops. A love of the outsider underdog and a healthy larrikin suspicion of authoritarian state power have always been among the most beautiful features of our Australian identity. This is the spirit of Australia as told by Banjo Patterson, Henry Lawson and the great bush poets. It’s the spirit of the ANZACS who stopped the might of the Imperial Fascist Japanese war machine at Kokoda. It’s the spirit of Darryl Kerrigan and his beautiful family fighting against the establishment for their right to make a living as working people in The Castle. This is the Australia we love and cherish, the country we want to reclaim for all of us. To do this, we have to strengthen our democracy and fight back against the vested interests who seek to buy it off. In the Senate, we will:
- Safeguard Australian Freedoms
- Wind Back The Surveillance State
- Protect Free Speech in the Constitution
- Win A Federal Anti-Corruption Watch Dog
- Support A First Nations Voice to Parliament
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