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Cannabis

The LDP supports the legalisation of use, cultivation, processing, possession, transport and sale of cannabis, with protection of minors and penalties for driving while impaired. ...
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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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Gambling

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) neither supports nor opposes gambling. It considers it to be like any other form of entertainment - a matter of choice for responsible adults. ...
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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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School Education

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. ...
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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 priv...
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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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Smoking

The LDP is neither pro-smoking nor anti-smoking; it is pro-choice. ...
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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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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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Competitive Federalism

The LDP supports competitive federalism as it was intended by the founders of the constitution. ...
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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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Energy

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

Within a small government context, the LDP believes government should fund recurrent activities entirely through taxation and balance liabilities and assets to achieve the equivalent of zero net wo...
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Copyright and Patent Policy

Policy The Liberal Democrats support intellectual rights in return for private creative endeavours, but opposes increased restrictions, such as is happening with copyright. The Liberal Democra...
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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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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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Environment

The LDP values the natural environment within the context of a prosperous society that provides equal protection under the law and is based on respect for individual freedom, personal responsi...
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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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Assisted Suicide

The LDP believes adults have a right to end their own lives, with or without assistance, and to have access to information to help them do it. ...
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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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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.