RepresentUs - Australia - Think Tank

RepresentUs - Australia - Think Tank

Social Welfare & Social Housing


The starting point for the RepresentUs - Australia Movement's welfare and social housing policy is that all people have their own inviolable value. We also affirm that all people deserve to be respected and have the right to meet their full potential, (regardless of their circumstances), which means all Australian citizens have the right to; timely, accessible, equitable and impartial justice, to feel safe, shelter, adequate nutritious food, clear water and air, health and dental care and education. And none of these rights should be informed by their gender, preferences, age or any other characteristics or circumstances.

All Australians also have the right to work and make a reasonable living, (and if they cannot work for whatever reason) the right to a Dignified Basic Income.

All Australians also have the right to retire and to die with dignity.

All Australians also have the right to all information on the policies, regulations and governance processes that impact them. They should also be able to expect to contribute to the betterment of society and to live their life the way they choose. And more fundamentally, to democratically - and fairly elected representatation - at local, state & territory and Common Wealth levels of our government.

We affirm, that along with the Australian Statute of Liberty that these principles inform the RepresentUs - Australia - Movements welfare and social housing policy. We also affirm that our Common Wealth government is responsible for and accountable for inititating these rights.

In this context the RepresentUs - Australia - Movements welfare and social housing policy is that:

Social Housing
The RepresentUs - Australia - Movement rejects the notion that it is acceptable that any Australian lives in abject poverty or or in a perpetual state of disempowerment due to insecure or unaffordable housing. To reduce inequality, poverty and inter-generational poverty our social housing policy is that: