Thousands of affordable new homes

House prices are spiralling out of control, affordable housing is scarce and there are over 478,000 low and very low-income households across Australians in unaffordable rental housing. 100,000 Australians are homeless, 430,000 are on …

Accountability

Openness, accountability, truth and the public’s right to know are essential principles and protections in a democracy.  . Accountability has been central to the work of the Australian Democrats in Federal …

The Royal Commission into Aged Care found significant fault in the aged care system as a whole and uncovered neglect, abuse, indifference, and poor leadership. It says one third of …

The gender pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of women and men in the workforce. It is multi-dimensional, reflecting the variety of social and economic factors that lead …

Governments cannot simply buy innovation. Innovation occurs when the right conditions exist; groups of educated and entrepreneurial individuals working in an environment conducive to new ideas are incentivised to bring these ideas into new ways of doing things.  Looking …

Why we need this. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that career politicians in the major parties have neither the will nor the capacity to serve the best interests of the …

Agriculture is the cornerstone of stable society and it is of national importance to ensure the viability of Australian agriculture for the benefit of all Australians.  Contrary to Australian social …

Climate change is a collective action problem at a global scale. We need the federal government to drive emissions reduction and work toward a global strategy on reducing atmospheric carbon. Global …

The gender pay gap is about more than just ‘equal pay for equal work’ (it is illegal to pay people differently for the same or comparable work, although it still happens).  …