About The Seniors United Party Of Australia Inc.


Aim

The Seniors United Party of Australia Inc. (SUPA) was formed and registered by a group of Sydney retirees who stood up to corporate greed and power. Now, our long-term aim is to provide an alternative form of government which features experienced and caring politicians who will not only work for older Australians, but for all Australians. Our party will be guided by a “servant leadership” philosophy keenly seeking to create an effective and cooperative multi-party government driven by a desire to further the interests of all of us. We hold the value of patriotic, inclusive, cooperative, caring and transparent government to be of paramount importance for good governance and the success and care of the nation following democratic principles.


Goal

The goal of the Seniors United Party Inc. is to become a parliamentary party by 2022, achieve a substantial parliamentary influence by 2026/27 and gain the balance of power by 2030/31.


Core Principles and Values

Respect and Care for the Aged

  1. We contend it is the absolute responsibility of governments to ensure people aged or retired from the work force are able to live a comfortable and secure lifestyle. The government must ensure every citizen is fully prepared for this time of their lives or bare the cost of this if they are not.

Government

  1. Government of the people, by the people – for the people. The core principle of “servant leadership – we lead to serve” is our overarching philosophy in order to achieve a state of participatory and deliberative democracy.

We oppose those parties that serve corporate capitalism as a result of political donations, media intimidation/bullying and mass lobbying from wealthy entities.

Servant leadership is a leadership philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve. This is different from traditional leadership where the leader’s main focus is the thriving of their company or organizations. A Servant Leader shares power, puts the needs of the constituents first and helps the government develop and perform as highly as possible. Servant leadership inverts the norm, which puts service to the constituent as the main priority. Instead of our current atmosphere where it appears we are serving the politicians, the politician exists to serve us, the people not us them. (Source: Wikipedia 2021).

  1. A strictly enforced code of conduct for all parliamentarians and their staff based largely on the “Fitzgerald Principals”.
  2. Government which nurtures and encourages all its citizens through incentives rather than imposing limits and restrictions on them. For instance, through the disincentives of burdensome taxes and the stifling structures of bureaucratic red tape.

Human rights

  1. The most fundamental basic freedoms of a parliamentary democracy – such as the freedom of thought, speech, religion, participation and association.
  2. The uncompromising equality of ALL People before the law This includes the access to equal legal services based on qualifications and finance. Equal opportunity and services for all Australians through broad strong public systems. so that ALL Australians receive high standards of living, health, education and social justice.
  3. The inalienable rights and freedoms of all people to seek their lawful goals.
  4. A just and humane society in which the importance of the individual, the family and the rule of law and justice are paramount to protect all.

Economy

We advocate an effectively regulated capitalist system of government. One which prioritises an Australian based manufacturing industry along with other Nation building initiatives. This means an economic system where the government does not shirk its responsibility.

  1. Government can only delegate it’s authority to the private sector and only then where there is a clear and pressing need to do so.

NB: Government can never delegate responsibility – Government must always hold the contractor accountable for their actions and their product but responsibility for this outcome always remains with the delegating authority - the government.

  1. The critical need to further develop the capacity of an internationally competitive Australian economy and to benefit from the globalisation of fair trade and investment flows – without leaving our economy and people vulnerable to manipulation by any outside force through international trade treaties and other means.
  2. Maximising the economic and strategic opportunities offered by closer engagement with all potential trading partners, including the countries of the Asia-Pacific region as well as countries with similar values and interests throughout the world.

Sustainability and the environment

  1. Responsible environmental policies and practices. Actively working to preserve the world and Australia's natural beauty and improving the environment for future generations. SUPA will actively and cooperatively work with all humanity, where possible, to improving planet wide environmental health and sustainability

Defence and Foreign policy

  1. Our nation has a constructive role to play in maintaining world peace and democracy through alliance and cooperation with all other nations.
  2. Our need to create and maintain a strong national defence capability through both strong National Defence Forces, international relationships, alliances and build a capable, strong and flexible defence industry.
  3. Actively and honestly participating in international organisations such as the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations.
  4. Providing international aid and assistance, including a safe haven for asylum seekers and refugees, within the limits of our national resources.
  5. Working with both government and non-government agencies to advance less developed nations and promote human rights and wellbeing. In so doing, we aim to enhance security and stability in the world as a whole and especially in our region

Our Commitment to all Australians

  1. Our first commitment to all Australians is to promote and safeguard the economic, social, political, religious and, indeed, all fundamental rights of of all people but especially Senior Citizens and ensure their safety from harm and abuse.
  2. We undertake to work towards an effective, cooperative (multi-party) government that avoids unnecessary interference in our daily lives; and maximises individual and private sector initiatives which are for the common good of all Australians. This means working with all elected representatives and includes seeking advice from well informed people within a strong and knowledgeable public service as well as those outside Parliament who have the good of the country at heart when required.
  3. We acknowledge the precarious state the world’s environment is in. We, together with all other people of the planet, fully commit to work vigorously and steadfastly towards finding and implementing effective solutions to this critical and challenging problem keeping in mind the impact on the human population.
  4. We will pursue strong, inclusive and sustainable economic management that is consistent with the achievement of a successful National lifestyle. Key objectives toward achieving this goal will include attaining full employment in well-paid secure and permanent jobs, continuous growth in opportunity (not in population) and the ongoing development of our society and mankind in general.
  5. We will work towards the development of a comprehensive “Bill of Rights” applicable to all Australians. This bill should be all inclusive of Legal, Social and Economic rights.
  6. One special focus of the party is to promote and safeguard the economic, social, political, and fundamental rights of Senior Citizens.
  7. We will actively and steadfastly pursue all core principles and values we firmly believe in as listed in the first section of this document.

Code of Conduct

The code of conduct for the Seniors United Party of Australia, (published in a separate independent document) is based on the “Fitzgerald Principles” stated below:

The Fitzgerald Principles are:

  1. To act honourably and fairly and solely in the public interest
  2. To treat all citizens equally
  3. To tell the truth
  4. Not to mislead or deceive
  5. Not to withhold or obfuscate information to which voters are entitled to
  6. Not to spend public money except for public benefit
  7. Not to use your position or information gained from your position for your benefit or the benefit of a family member, friend, political party or other related entity.

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