The Australian Progressives aspire to be more than just a political party, to believe in more than just an ideology and to understand that the world is more diverse than 'left' and 'right'.
The Australian Progressives see the wealth of this nation coming not from the extraction of its lands but through the empowerment of its people. This can only be done by fostering creativity and ingenuity, by investing in the future, by supporting the disadvantaged, by heeding those with knowledge and expertise, and by understanding we are all different and require adaptable environments to support our diversity.
The Australian Progressives will draw on that which unites us as a common people and on the dreams we all share to build up the capacity, resilience and the leadership in our communities. A prosperous nation starts with strong foundations: foundations which are built on the strength of our communities - communities that will allow every citizen to pursue their natural rights of happiness and fulfilment. This will happen through the creation of opportunity and dedication to equality, communities that support individual citizen-driven democracy and the fulfilment of the right to be the master of our own destiny and fortune.
We will aim to build bridges where others place walls, and to reach out where others might pull their hands away. We will engage with all who share common outcomes and common principles. We will support those who want to support others.
We will seek to sustain the land, seas and skies that support us all.
The Australian Progressives choose empathy over fear; we choose ethics over influence; we choose evidence over opinion; we choose transparency over silence; we choose the health of all over the wealth of a few; we choose collaboration over collusion; we choose leadership over dictatorship.
The Australian Progressives choose tomorrow over yesterday.
We believe that our party will be defined by the way we behave in a crisis. We believe that our actions under duress are a clear reflection of our moral and ethical values. We will not be goaded or threatened into behaviour that reflects anything but the highest principles of ethical conduct.
A Progressive party, by its very name, must promise to move towards a better place. This is our vision for politics in the Australia of the future.
ETHICS. EMPATHY. EVIDENCE. EQUALITY. ENGAGEMENT. EMPOWERMENT.
For significant change in our society to be possible, we need leaders with values. Read more about the principles that motivate our endeavor for change...