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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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Welfare

The Liberal Democrats will modify the welfare system to foster a culture of independence and civil society without neglecting the genuinely needy. ...
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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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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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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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Free Trade

The LDP supports free international trade in goods, services and capital. ...
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Defence

National defence is a legitimate role of the Commonwealth government. However, unnecessary expenditure on defence contributes to excessive taxation. ...
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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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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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Relations with other countries

The Liberal Democrats support freedom and democracy at home and abroad.  ...
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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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Police and crime

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

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

The Liberal Democrats will drastically reduce government interference in the right of individuals to manage their own health. ...
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Labour Market Regulation

The Liberal Democrats believe Australians should be free to enter employment and service contracts without government interference. ...
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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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Motorcycles

The LDP believes those who choose to use motorcycles and scooters should not be discouraged by government policies. ...
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Competitive Federalism

The LDP supports competitive federalism as it was intended by the founders of the constitution. ...
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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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Limited and Accountable Government

The Liberal Democrats will ensure that governments are restricted as to what they can do and kept accountable through extensive checks and balances. ...
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Foreign Aid

The LDP believes government foreign aid, other than short term humanitarian relief, should cease.  ...
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About the LDP

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.

The LDP is anti-left, anti-right, pro-liberty.