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Liberty Policies

The Liberal Democrats support your right to live your life however you wish, so long as you respect the same right for others. For specific information please follow one of the links above. For a more detailed explanation of our philosophy see "Our Philosophy". 

Cannabis

The Liberal Democrats support the legalisation of use, cultivation, processing, possession, transport and sale of cannabis, with protection of minors and penalties for driving while impaired. The Liberal Democrats believe  in:  Legalising...
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Democracy

The Liberal Democrats believe in constitutional democracy and support voluntary voting, citizens initiated referenda, fixed parliamentary terms, recall elections, constitutional protection of private property and sunset clauses on legislation. Policy voluntary voting...
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Diplomacy

The Liberal Democrats support freedom and democracy at home and abroad. Policy The Liberal Democrats support professional diplomatic engagement together with trade representation (funded on a user-pays basis) to foster bilateral trade....
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Drug Reform

The Liberal Democrats support an evidence-based approach to drug policy based on harm minimisation.  The Liberal Democrats support the immediate legalisation of any drug shown to be less harmful than alcohol or...
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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. Policy Believes private sexual activities and lifestyle choices voluntarily...
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Medicine

The Liberal Democrats believe that the ability to easily purchase medicines is a vital aspect of maintaining health and vitality. The availability of treatment options within Australia is currently very tightly controlled...
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Police & Crime

The Liberal Democrats believe Peel’s Principles of Policing should comprise the basis of all police activities. Criminal law exists to serve us, and should be limited to behaviours that cause harm to others without...
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Religion

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. Policy Acknowledge the significant...
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Schools

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. Policy Progressive withdrawal of governments from the...
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Small Government

The Liberal Democrats will ensure that governments are restricted as to what they can do and kept accountable through extensive checks and balances. Policy Constitutional protection of private property Sunset clauses on...
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Smoking

The Liberal Democrats are neither pro-smoking nor anti-smoking; we are pro-choice. Discussion The government should butt out of people’s freedom to choose. Business owners should have the right to choose whether to...
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Victimless Crimes

The Liberal Democrats do not generally support the criminalisation of victimless crimes and seeks to reduce the intrusion of government into these areas. Policy No criminalisation of activities in which the participant is...
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