Policy positions for Australia’s First Nations Political Party.
1. Roll back the effects of the intervention
Return control to Northern Territory communities to prioritise their own agendas, bring back the permit system, re instate all full benefits and abolish compulsory basic cards, introduce a voluntary system similar to the Arnhem Land Progress Association’s food card.
Re- direct the $109 million dollars spent in Canberra on managing basic cards to housing and amenities for Northern Territory remote communities.
Recognise First Nations people rightful place in our traditional countries and establish a process for individual nations and traditional owners
to negotiate specific treaties directly with the Government.
3. Caring for Country
Privileging traditional methods of caring for our environment by maintaining culture, language and ceremony in order to keep the country strong and our food and water sources secure.
We are opposed to the plan to house nuclear waste at Muckaty Station and insist on an alternative solution. Earthquakes and earth tremors do not mix with nuclear waste.
Working together as a nation to actively reduce our carbon emissions as part of our global responsibility.
4. Cultural diversity
We stand for inclusiveness and celebrate cultural diversity in its many forms, this includes having compassion towards people seeking asylum in this country and other cultures already here.
That we celebrate our cultural diversity, multiple heritages and shared responsibilities by embracing traditional and contemporary cultures and values.
5. Economic development
That the Aboriginal Benefits Account be handed over to the Territory and administered by First Nations organisations for community purposes and business development opportunities for community groups, and individuals.
Create genuine opportunities for economic development through joint business ventures that are based on relationships, mutual respect and joint reciprocity.
Our culture is an inclusive society, where we want to create the opportunity to stand together and create laws for us to live under as equals. Standing together as one group of people with modern ways of doing business with ancient voice’s, giving us many heritages and responsibility towards each other in shaping the future, by combining our collective laws to follow with our hearts and minds.
It is time for us all to define ourselves as group of people with common identity as our culture of Australians.
6. Statehood for Northern Territory
We believe that we should be the 7th State in Australia, this change can be unifying us all at State level, as equals with powers according to the current Australian Constitution.
7. Protect our Environment
Save the Darwin Harbour stop Sewerage from going into it.
Muckaty – No Nuclear Waste in NT
8. Billion Dollars futures funds
Research and Development for First Australian Community groups, language and cultural development to advance its community members.
9. First Nations Traditional Law to be up held
Two Laws work together, not against each other. Where we codify the two laws to work with each other and make the law strong, so that we are able to follow the law with our hearts and minds of what’s cultural civics and what’s modern day civics.
Respecting each other’s laws to make one New Ceremonial Common Law of Australia that draws strength from its ancient laws of this country and its people.
Authorized by Maurie Japarta Ryan as the founding member of the Australia’s First Nations Political Party, Unit 8/ 5 Chewing Street, Alice Springs NT 0871.