Stand up for your rights!
It is obscene that a private toll company can charge up to $219.00 for not paying a $2.00 toll charge; it's a travesty that we have allowed insipid and ineffective labelling laws to result in dozens of people being infected with hepatitis from berries from China labelled as a "product of NZ"; it was wrong to allow coal seam gas mining in our prime agricultural land on the Darling Downs; it was a mistake to allow Woolworths to build a supermarket on the Obi Obi creek in Maleny against most of the local community's wishes; and it is appalling that individuals who choose NOT to vaccinate their children are demonised and financially discriminated against by government.
These and many other important CONSUMER RIGHTS issues are increasingly becoming widespread concerns for many people as corporate power grows. Increasingly individuals and even governments are at a loss as to how to temper the greed and indifference of multinational companies who owe allegiance to no nation and have no moral compass except that of self interest.
CONSUMER RIGHTS is a new political party which will bring pressure on both corporations and governments to consider the community first and foremost - BEFORE profit.
Please join us in our efforts to make Australia a country which genuinely leads the world in consumer rights and protections.
To join us, fill out the membership form on the left hand side of the home page. Foundation membership of the Party is completely free, and is for life. By joining as a member you confirm your support for our consumer rights policies and objectives listed below and of getting Consumer Rights & No-Tolls candidates elected in state and federal elections. You can cancel your membership at any time simply by emailing or writing to us.
A Fair Go for all Australians
End the Toll Road Rip-offs. Keep all essential services (power, water, roads, etc) publicly owned and controlled.
NO GST OR MEDICARE LEVY INCREASES
Make the wealthy pay their fair share of tax, NOT increase the tax burden on ordinary Australians.
END CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE FEES
Reduce credit card interest rates and stop Credit Card companies and big businesses from profiteering by charging 'surcharge' fees.
CONTROL CORPORATE GREED & END POLITICAL CORRUPTION
Remove tax loopholes and end negative gearing to make the rich and large corporations pay proper tax. Reform financial donations to political parties to end corruption.
PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES
RIGHT TO SAY "NO" TO MEDICATION & UNWANTED DEVELOPMENTS
We must have the right to refuse unwanted medications (eg. vaccinations) without discrimination. Local communities should have the Power to Veto unwanted developments - be they Coal Seam Gas mines; shopping centres; high rise developments; etc.
TRUTH IN LABELLING
Enforce Honesty in Product Labelling - including country of manufacture, GMO labelling, etc.
DEPOSIT SCHEME FOR BOTTLES & CANS
It's way past time that we introduced an Australia-wide deposit system for bottles and cans.
END ANIMAL CRUELTY
We support the widespread calls to end animal cruelty, domestically and commercially, particularly in agriculture and the racing industry.