SBA Political Division
Small Business Australia is an Community based organisation with a political wing that stands for individual liberty and accountable government. As such, our political wing is based in libertarian principles that aim to minimise government control of our everyday lives.
We believe that government and their bureaucratic functionaries have neither the right, expertise nor track record to tell people how to run their lives. In particular, we believe Australia as a Nation is long overdue for a Bill of Rights, as opposed to relying on our Constitution and United Nations initiatives, that can be vague and often near impossible to enforce within our legal system.
Indeed the Australian Human Rights Commission have long advocated that having a Bill of Rights would impact positively on the day to day lives of Australians, particularly in key areas like freedom of speech & the right to legal representation.
At a grass roots level, we adopt a very fluid approach towards local branch activities, understanding that a vast country will often have similarly vast differences in terms of regional priorities.
Hence, unlike other political parties, we view our political role as one of fostering unified community activism via our branch structure. For that very reason, we encourage individuals to create active branches that represent the concerns of members, community groups and individuals within their local community. This in turn will result in candidates being nominated from branches who really stand for their local communities and region, on issues relevant to their region and local community.
Involvement in the political division of Small Business Australia is totally voluntary and not a requirement of membership of Small Business Australia.
Small Business Australia may seek your input on basic local community, and regional issues you may require addressing, so the political division can support you, but not require your actual involvement in the political process.
We look forward to building a better Australia for ALL Australians.
Because the political wing of Small Business Australia is the amalgamation of the Australian Federation Party with the community organisation, the political division may be branded as the Australian Federation Party or Federation Party of the State or Territory: the Political Division of Small Business Australia or Small Business of the State or Territory candidates are running in.