Thursday, June 23, 2016

Party Games 23/55 Family First

First up, Family First have for some reason decided not to put their policies on their national party website, but to leave that to the state parties to do on their web sites. I haven't reviewed every bit of every state parties list of policies, but I have seen enough to see that they're all singing from the same hymn book.

Their policies are pretty much what you'd expect from a religious party with a bit of free market libertarianism thrown in for good measure. On the religious side you get opposition to marriage equality, opposition to abortion, an insistence that a family should only be mum, dad, and the kids, support for home schooling, and . On the libertarian side you get deregulation of workers rights, no more restrictions on development, an emphasis on property rights over all else (with a possible exception of God), and a gung ho militarism. They very much remind me of the American right wing, which is not reassuring. And I'm not the only one who doesn't like them. Barnaby Joyce once called them "the lunatic right

Overall, not much change from last election.

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