Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Party Games 13/55 Australian Progressives

The Australian Progressives seems like a generic left wing party. They have the standard checklist of policies; marriage equality, an emissions trading scheme, greater parental leave, more medicare funding, Gonski funding, closing down offshore processing of asylum seekers, and so on. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but they don't really have anything that makes them stand out as a party policy wise.

One thing I did like was that they're starting to expand their policies with explanatory notes, sources and a version history. It's not unique (the Pirate Party has their policies on a wiki), but it's nice to see they've done their homework and don't consider policies as ordained from on high. They've only got a small subset of their policies expanded upon this way, so I look forward to them adding more.

They'll probably end up slightly above the middle of the pack, but don't stand out among the other parties.

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