When Australia First registered itself as a party to contest New South Wales local elections, we published a programme. We reprint it here.
A. To open the office of mayor and shire president to direct popular election.
B. To adopt Citizens’ Initiated Referenda (CIR) in every Local Government area, either by decision of the relevant council, or by persuasion at State Government level that it legislate for CIR for the whole State; and to encourage citizens to exercise their direct popular rights of initiative.
C. To support all independent candidates to achieve office when and where their beliefs
are not inimical to those of Australian identity, independence and freedom.
D. To protect, defend and promote public awareness of, in every Local Government area, all aspects of Australia’s Heritage as a European society with a unique national culture and tradition.
E. To refuse all funding and support for those efforts of Federal and State governments that undermine Australia’s Heritage.
F. To introduce binding contracts of service on all elected representatives.
G. To sponsor the phased growth of local control over areas of government which directly impact upon the lives of the citizen, and where this may prove impossible by the dead weight of existent legislation, to organize the weight of local public opinion via popular mobilization to achieve this goal.
H. To sponsor, particularly in country areas of the State, grassroots action committees. These committees should become informal groupings of patriotic people and other concerned citizens, outside of the party, and answerable to local people.
Such committees should organize to transform their areas/towns into multicultural-free zones, to support every manifestation of Australian patriotism and heritage and every campaign in their defence; they could mobilize to ensure community control over local societies and associations and at the grassroots ensure the moral rearmament and re-culturation of their fellow Australians.
Such committees could play a role in popular struggles to enforce the rights of farmers and workers against the interests of the banks and other authorities. In a counter-power struggle against dominant liberal-globalist ideology, such organs of popular initiative could lead the fight for CIR and subsequently formulate proposals for their communities.