CONSCIENCE VOTE ISSUES
Sustainable Australia Party MPs have freedom to follow their conscience on many social issues in parliamentary voting including the following issues. Our preference however is for greater participatory democracy for voters in Australia through plebiscites (see GOVERNANCE policy). We are in favour of the Australian people openly debating important issues rather than all issues being decided by politicians and ‘elites’:
- Voluntary euthanasia – Sustainable Australia sees a national plebiscite as the best way to democratically determine this important issue. Both sides should be free to present their case on a level playing field. Sustainable Australia expects the vote to support voluntary euthanasia. The will of the broader Australian population should prevail.
- Republic – Sustainable Australia Party sees a national plebiscite as the best way to re-commence deliberations on this important issue. A plebiscite should propose that Australia should have an Australian head of state. Both sides should be free to present their case on a level playing field. The will of the broader Australian population should prevail.
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