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The Australian Progressives believe in the advancement of an empathetic society - one in which all citizens of this country can reach their full potential and find fulfilment in their lives within a thriving environment. We want to be a government with the courage to advance society through laws, services and infrastructure. Government and communities should work together to develop creative, passionate and driven individuals who can improve the world around them, embracing education, technology, science, culture and global leadership.


Policy, as it should be

Australian Progressive policy is developed based on:

  • evidence
  • research
  • strong and ethical social values
  • and with the contribution of our members

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Endorsed Policies

The following policies have been endorsed by our executive.


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Public Dental Healthcare

Public Dental Healthcare
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ABC/SBS funding

ABC/SBS funding
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Our policy is community-driven and evidence-based. Your input and feedback are always welcome. Policy is open to change as new evidence appears.

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