As Australian Progressives, we aspire to be more than just a political party; to believe in more than just an ideology and to understand that our world is far more complex than 'left' and 'right'.
We, the Australian Progressives see the wealth of this nation coming not from the extraction of our lands but through the empowerment of our people. We will foster creativity and ingenuity, by investing in the future and by supporting the disadvantaged. As a movement, we listen to the wisdom of those people with knowledge and experience.
We acknowledge our diversity and embrace our differences as Australians.
To do this, we as Australian Progressives draw on what unites us as a modern parliamentary democracy.
We share and will pursue dreams to build capacity, resilience and leadership in our community. A prosperous nation starts with strong foundations, built upon the strength of our communities - communities where every citizen is free to pursue their natural rights of happiness and fulfilment. We promise to make this happen through the creation of equality of opportunity. We believe in communities that support individual citizen-driven democracy and the right to be the master of our destiny and fortune.
We will build bridges where others place walls. We will reach out where others might retreat. We will engage with all who share our common outcomes and common principles as Progressives. And those who do not. We will support those who want to support others.
We will actively seek to sustain the land, seas and skies that support us all.
As Australian Progressives, we 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 above the wealth of a few; we choose collaboration over collusion; we choose leadership over dictatorship.
We choose tomorrow over yesterday.
We know 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 to ensure the future prosperity of Australia and all Australians.
A progressive party, by its very name, must promise to move towards a better place. This is our political vision for Australia.
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...
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