ARP Constitution;  Statement of Purpose;  Growth & Organisation; Membership; Monthly Updates;  Your Say

Proposed / interim Constitution of the Australian Restoration Party

The ARP is a federal and state based political party, established for the purpose of monitoring, preserving, maintaining and upholding the Australian Constitution, and in monitoring and evaluating the validity , legality, wisdom, integrity and practicality of any proposed changes, or changes already made, as they present themselves, to the Australian Constitution, state constitutions, individual sections thereof, and their respective legislations.

In the practical sense, we see it as our duty to uphold the values that stem from this, and to restore the values that have been eroded and compromised over the years, as they present themselves. Thus we take an active interest in the restoration of the traditional family, family values and family welfare, are whilst in principal, in non-acceptance of same sex marriage, it being contrary to the foundation of our CM, we advocate (at time of writing) a referendum on this important issue following public debate. Being a personal rather than political issue, whilst we fundamentally disagree with it we do not wish it to become a barrier to our progress.

We take an active interest in censorship and in curtailing activities which lead to the moral decadence of our nation, recognising that we have an obligation to following generations to work to prevent such and further moral corrosion.

We are supportive of action for the prevention of global warming and the preservation of the earth in general, and prefer renewable forms of energy.

We recognise that there will generally always be some form of dissent in various forms which alter with time, and acknowledge our steadfastness and our commitment to our Constitutional Monarchy in the face of such dissent in the tasks before us.

We are committed to upholding the role of our australian states and will work towards restoring and strengthening this where necessary.

We advocate giving foreign monetary aid only to any country or nation that is, or becomes, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, and that such countries as receive such aid are eligible only if they acknowledge their allegiance to our Constitutional Monarchy, and in so doing, are willing to accept our peace keeping corps or those in the Commonwealth of Nations or the United Nations should there be internal strife in their country. We advocate giving material aid only, and not monetary aid, to other such countries under closely monitored conditions, in times of famine or other national disasters.

We believe that in giving refuge to asylum seekers, that such asylum seekers must pledge to uphold our CM, which includes our religion, and to acknowledge that they will readily return to their native country when the political situation of that country becomes safe, subject to prevailing laws.

We will actively work towards maintaining and restoring political stability in such unstable countries where applicable, with the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Nations, and any other yet to be established peace agencies of which we will actively assist or help assist to create, in accordance with the changing times, further instability in other nations, and with the principles of our Constitutional Monarchy.

We believe in equality amongst australians, and are supportive of taxation and other measures which reduce excessive and extreme wealth for individuals, redistributing and redirecting such massive excess towards creating programs and opportunities for a better life for all at the other end of the wealth spectrum.

We advocate restoration or creation of government owned enterprises which source energy, including water, various forms of electricity, gas and oil.

In maintaining the spirit of the Australian Constitution we acknowledge that it was written at a time prior to the existence of competing political parties, being fully functional in its own right, and as such we are adherants to this principle - that it is not necessary to have political parties, but that it is only necessary to have provision for opposition to any of the matters raised in parliament.

We hence view the participation of political parties in the following way - that they are a 'last resort' that can be called into action and relied upon if there is ever a general consensus that for some reason matters of national interest are not being dealt with in accordance with the will of the electorates, and if willed to be utilised, that a referendum first be held to determine this, to be held at the time of the next election at that time.

We otherwise see the presence of political parties as divisive and a hindrance to the concept of accurate decision making and attention to matters via the will of the electorates. We thus advocate use of the terms 'government' and 'opposition', only when considering individual matters, and state that all candidates for political positions must give allegiance to our CM, in accordance with the Australian Constitution, and to the reigning monarch, to avoid having a nation with some independents who could represent everything and anything.

With the aforesaid in mind we consider ourselves to be guardians of our Constitution and are thus protective of the role of our members of parliament. We advocate preventative measures which detract or prevent an MP from performing his or her duty in accordance with the will of his or her electorate in any given individual matter.

We thus support any future introduction of legislation outlawing political parties from funding members of parliament, and MPs accepting positions on any boards of organisations unless non-profit organisations within (say) ten years of retirement, and any other such legislation as may be necessary.

Our (twenty-point) statement of purpose as at October 2013

In the practical application of our party constitution we work towards an equal and united society, in the following ways, as dictated by our CM, current foreign political instability, global warming, and internal improvements, these being, as at this current date (late October 2013):

Our Constitutional Monarchy:

1. First and foremost, the restoration of components of the Australian Constitution which have been erroneously compromised. Thus we advocate the restoration of acknowledging allegiance to our biblical religion for all immigrants, and the disqualification of MP Ed Husic, who does not give adherence to our biblical religion.

2. We advocate the removal of religious vilification laws, and advocate that racial vilification laws and other associated laws be removed from within legislation, these matters to be dealt with within our court system, under Common Law.

3. In correcting the problem of foreign religious allegiance, in keeping with peaceful means and measures, we advocate that those australians giving prime allegiance to a foreign religion not be allowed to work in the public service until they forfeit such allegiance.

4. In keeping with Common Law we oppose minority groups being given rights which have the effect of taking away any rights of the majority, if such rights of the majority are in accordance with our CM.

Asylum seekers

5. We oppose the entry of economic refugees via 'back door' entry, advocate humane conditions for all refugees, and maintain that there is nothing to be feared by australians from housing refugees in Australia once they give allegiance to our CM. We advocate a national right to return refugees to their country of origin once conditions have become safe in that country, and we advocate our right to be active in helping to restore peace in such countries, recognising that we have a duty to do so by reason of the refugees having come to us for help in the first place.

Internal matters

6. We support a profit tax of significant enough proportions so that the needs of all spectrums of society are met, such as university student fees being lowered and ultimately abolished, and free legal assistance being given to civil court matters (to be reclaimed upon success).

7. Redistribution of funding for legal matters. We advocate an enquiry as to the use, effectiveness and monetary evaluation of administrative tribunals (eg VCAT), rather than full use of our common law courts, questioning the effectiveness of the cost of leasing large city office blocks and payment to large numbers of tribunal members. We advocate the re-introduction of legal aid for civil matters where this has been removed, and are opposed to legal aid being given for appeals for criminal matters or for immigration matters.

8. We do not agree with lengthy extended materity leave in the private or the public sector as this means less opportunity for unemployed professionals and other workers who have not been able to find a job.

9. We are advocates of full employment, australian manufacturing, and australian produced food.

10. We advocate tiered national service of six months to one year for unemployed youth, with a more demanding level of such for people on community based orders and light prison sentences, as a means of providing national discipline and national pride, reducing and preventing the likelihood of unruly public behaviour and crime.

11. We are opposed in principal to legalising same sex marriage because it is not in accordance with the fundamentals of our religion, but we would agree to marriage ceremony of such, upon a referendum on this issue, following AEC sponsored organised debates within all electorates.

12. We are in agreeance with the preservation of national parks, the Barrier Reef and the environment in general, as well as preserving habitats for the animals of the earth. We are in agreeance with the production of renewable and clean forms of energy.

13. Trees - We advocate substantial changes in forestry growth, with the creation of significant tracts of open land to surround small forest areas, on a scale that is conducive to the prevention of the spread of bush fires. We advocate the expansion of planting of introduced trees, such as elms, ashes willows and oaks, whilst maintaining a small amount of native trees, in all residential and residential rural areas, with global warming and the prevention of bushfires in mind. All trees deserve to attain maximum growth, and are there for the animals - we do not support the growth of unlimited 'stick trunk' eucalyptus trees in close proximity which is so prevalent today. We advocate council rural landscaping to create and maintain well balanced and picturesque rural outlooks, thus promoting a user and eco-friendly environment to people and animals alike.

 

Our states

 

14. We oppose any federal takeover or increase in power of education and will work towards returning such power to the states, whilst maintaining the promised federal funding.

15. We oppose the proposed (and then annulled) referendum in the upcoming 2013 election regarding local government recognition in the Australian Constitution, on the grounds that local government is under the authority of the states and the Constitutions of each state, and see such a proposed move as a step not only in usurping the role of the states, but leading towards loss of freedom of individual rights, to be enforced via local government law enforcement agencies which have been created by the federal government. [It is noted that this Gillard induced referendum was not presented in the upcoming election, due to time constraints, but we state our view regardless].

 

Local issues

 

16. We are open to local council representation as well as state and federal. With the occasional 'horror story' in the media concerning unfair tactics of some councils (eg Monash Council regarding proposed sale of residential units for the elderly), it is considered that fair representation is necessary in councils, and that individual councilors are disadvantaged when up against a majority with an unfair agenda.

Whilst advocating partyless politics on the one hand, such representation by the ARP is in accordance with Points 6 - 8 of our referendum example (see page 'Partyless politics'), whereby, should the existence of political parties be necessary in order to participate to counteract any widespread unfairness in government (whether federal, state or local), they can be re-instated, until once again deemed not necessary by majority vote from within the relevant tier. In short, a political party can always be in the background, as a 'watchdog'.

 

Global interaction

 

17. We do not support live animal exports for meat, but instead support the provision chilled or frozen meat only for export and that we should be a fore-runner in this regard.

18. We believe that we must put more effort into the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Nations, and any other relevant or yet to be established peace agencies to achieve an agreed upon end result whereby politically unstable countries causing death to its citizens can be restored to an interim period of safety as soon as possible, and to then be helped in a practical sense to a more permanent restoration of political stability, in accordance with the general and majority will of the people of each country. This may need to be in the form of voluntary aid organisations in providing support to the people.

19. As a nation with an abundance of natural resources we believe that we must balance the gigantic scale of scale of mining ('destroyers of the earth') with renewable energy sources whilst working towards adopting our general lifestyle to becoming sustainable and so that we may work globally towards preventing and restoring that which has and continues to be destroyed, such as the arctic and antarctic, the Gulf Stream, and other global geographic necessities. We advocate a generation of one child families as a beginning to restore and preserve stable climatic and ecological conditions and consider Australia to be an ideal country in which to begin to further set the example following that of China's example.

20. We see ourselves as forerunners and ultimately as representatives of a confident nation that has a clear vision and will not flounder, because it is built on the firm foundation of our CM.

Growth and organisation of the ARP

This website is the first step in the development of the ARP. No committee has yet been established, and to date (late 2013), no meetings held or advertised. The following is the anticipated plan for growth:

1. The writer is the founder, with the following role:

a. To establish an inaugural steering committee

b. To coordinate and delegate initial enquiries

2. The steering committee will:

a. create other committees as required

b. draw up an interim ARP constitution (or utilise existing model put forward by the founder)

3. Other committees could encompass and refine such things as:

constitution; membership; policy; creation of branches; fundraising; sponsorship; ideas; media and press release; promotions; guest speakers.

4. Initial contact to be made via our contact page, or by letter.

5. The goal is to create branches in every electorate, to fund candidates for federal and state seats.

6. As well as general policies, candidates to represent - and discover - their electorate's specific concerns, which can cover national, state and local issues.

7. Regional, area, state and national get -togethers.

8. Branches to adhere strictly to rules of holding meetings (to prevent time wasting)

9. Workshops - how a 'partyless parliament' could run.

ARP Membership

If you wish to become a founding member, and be instrumental in the ARP becoming a registered party, and/or to be a founding member of a branch, around five hundred members are needed, aged over 18, currently enrolled to vote with the AEC. Membership is free for founding members, and will remain free unless by consensus from individual branches, once established, in which case, a membership fee may apply. To become a member, copy or print the form below, fill in the details, enclose a self stamped addressed envelope*, and put the completed form together with the stamped self-addressed envelope into another envelope, then post to:

ARP Membership PO Box 9405 Traralgon Victoria 3844

You will then receive an interim personalised membership card with your membership number, which you can wear to your local, interstate and national ARP gatherings.

Please also provide your email address if you have one, for future ARP correspondence.


* The SAE is necessary, to post your membership card as well as verifying your identity. We do not have access to funds and are only just accepting donations (see below) so please remember to put a stamp on the return self-addressed envelope.


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Australian Restoration Party Membership Application


Please print clearly.


Full name:................................................................................................................


Residential address:...................................................................................................


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Date of birth:...................................................


(The above details are necessary for the AEC).


OR I am registered as a silent voter: yes / no (circle one)


Postal address:..................................................................................................


Email address:...................................................................................................


I am over 18 and registered to vote with the AEC: yes / no (circle one)


I have read and agree with the Constitution of the Australian Restoration Party. yes (please circle 'yes' to verify)



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Post to: ARP PO Box 9405 Traralgon Victoria 3844



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Monthly Updates

A monthly update, in the first week of each month, will be made, with comment on any relevant current political topics, and to update how the membership drive is progressing, so be sure to check the ARP site at least once a month. This will be on the "Updates" page until the "Your Say" page is activated.

Your Say

If you would like to make a positive contribution in any way, and share it on this site, whether it be a comment on current political affairs, or suggestions concerning the ARP, please provide your name or pen-name, state and electorate, and post or email your comments to:

ARP PO Box 9405 Traralgon Victoria 3844 email: ARP@wideband.net.au

A separate page "Your Say" will be created as soon as written contributions are received.

Send the following link to the ARP website to others who may be interested:

www.australianrestorationparty.com.au

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