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Environment

The LDP values the natural environment within the context of a prosperous society that provides equal protection under the law and is based on respect for individual freedom, personal responsi...
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Immigration

The Liberal Democrats would increase opportunities to live and work in Australia while carefully guarding access to welfare and citizenship. ...
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Victimless Crimes

The LDP does not generally support the criminalisation of victimless crimes and seeks to reduce the intrusion of government into these areas. ...
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Lifestyle Choices

Adults must be free to make their own lifestyle decisions, including marriage, without interference by the government or any need for its approval. ...
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Freedom and Civil Liberties

The Liberal Democrats believe that freedom is precious, that our freedom is not conferred by government, that government poses great risks to our freedom, and that the role of government is the de...
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Taxation

The Liberal Democrats support significant tax cuts in conjunction with a major reduction in government expenditure. ...
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Money and Banks

The Liberal Democrats believe that inflation is taxation by stealth, that the Reserve Bank should be more accountable, and that banks should be free to fail. ...
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Religious Freedom

The Liberal Democrats support freedom of religion but oppose government involvement in religion including funding of programs based on religion and efforts to impose religious beliefs on others. ...
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Equality before the law

All citizens should be treated equally before the law. ...
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Budget

Within a small government context, the LDP believes government should fund recurrent activities entirely through taxation and balance liabilities and assets to achieve the equivalent of zero net wo...
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Foreign Aid

The LDP believes government foreign aid, other than short term humanitarian relief, should cease.  ...
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Police and crime

The Liberal Democrats believe Peel’s Principles of policing should comprise the basis of all police activities. ...
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School Education

The LDP believes school regulation should be devolved to state level and funded through school vouchers that promote competition between schools and encourage parental choice. ...
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Assisted Suicide

The LDP believes adults have a right to end their own lives, with or without assistance, and to have access to information to help them do it. ...
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Energy

The LDP does not believe in either subsidising or unfairly taxing any particular source of energy, including nuclear. ...
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Higher Education

The Liberal Democrats will deregulate and privatise higher education, while retaining loans for tuition fees. ...
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Copyright and Patent Policy

Policy The Liberal Democrats support intellectual rights in return for private creative endeavours, but opposes increased restrictions, such as is happening with copyright. The Liberal Democra...
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Deregulate and Privatise

The LDP advocates an immediate end to government ownership of business enterprises including the ABC, SBS, Australia Post, Medibank Private, electricity generation and public transport services. ...
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Smoking

The LDP is neither pro-smoking nor anti-smoking; it is pro-choice. ...
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Cannabis

The LDP supports the legalisation of use, cultivation, processing, possession, transport and sale of cannabis, with protection of minors and penalties for driving while impaired. ...
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Traffic Laws

The LDP believes traffic laws should strike a better balance between safety and efficient travel. ...
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Firearms

The LDP regards the right to own firearms for sport, hunting, collecting and self-defence as fundamental to a free society. ...
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The Liberal Democratic Party stands for lower taxes, small government and individual responsibility.

It believes people should make their own choices and not rely on the government. It supports both economic and social liberalism.

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