Policy Development Committee/Resources
This document is currently under development and is not approved or endorsed by the party.
Some statements may be incorrect, unverified or otherwise objectionable to party policy or intention, and until such time as it is endorsed by the party, it does not represent the views or intentions of the party.
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This page is designed for internal use by the Policy Development Committee as a list of general resources. Nothing here should be considered Pirate Party Australia official policy.
Links of Note
- PP Declaration of Principles: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Pirate_Party_Declaration_of_Principles/4.0
- Our Current Platform: https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Platform
- FAQ: https://pirateparty.org.au/faq/
- PDC ToR: https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Policy_Development_Committee
- Pirate Wheel: http://falkvinge.net/pirate-wheel/
- Polly High Level Requirement: https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Polly/High_Level_Requirements
- Multi Attribute Utility Theory (MAUT): https://wiki.ece.cmu.edu/ddl/index.php/Multiattribute_utility_theory
- PDC Minutes:
As Working Groups of the PDC develop policy proposals, they use a process known as MAUT Tables, or sometimes Polly Tables because of our plans to use them in the Polly project. For now, we have been using MAUT tables in Google Docs Spreadsheets.
- interesting comparison site for UK: http://www.pocketpolitics.co.uk/ (if ugly)
Party Policy Comparisons
- Nursing Federation Document (2010): http://www.qnu.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/169206/ANF-election-feature.pdf
Policy docs etc from other parties
- Our Platform: https://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/Platform
- PPAU- ACT: http://actpirates.org.au/index.php/policies/
- German PP: http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/Parteiprogramm/en
- PPUK: http://www.pirateparty.org.uk/media/uploads/Manifesto2012.pdf “manifesto” pdf
- Aust Greens: http://greens.org.au/policies
- ALP Platform: http://www.alp.org.au/australian-labor/our-platform/
- ALP Agenda: http://www.alp.org.au/agenda/
- Liberal Platform PDF: http://www.liberal.org.au/sites/default/files/PlatformV11version3.pdf
- Liberal “policies” are in bar across top of main page: http://www.liberal.org.au/
- Aus Sex Party: http://www.sexparty.org.au/Party-Info/australian-sex-party-policies.html
- Nationals: http://www.nationals.org.au/Policy.aspx
- Shooters & Fishers: http://www.shootersandfishers.org.au/policies (dropdown off top also to other pdfs)
- Socialist Alliance: http://www.socialist-alliance.org/page.php?page=190
- Family First: http://www.nsw-familyfirst.org.au/family/ (buttons down left from this page)
- Liberal Democrats: http://www.ldp.org.au/policies
- Katter’s Australian Party: http://www.ausparty.org.au/issues.html
- Democrats: http://www.democrats.org.au/policies/
- Libertarian Party (US):
- Green Party (US): http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/2012/
- ...and OMFG, Just LOOK at the One Nation Party website: http://www.onenation.com.au/ Almost expect a Geocities URL...
- (policies: http://vic.onenation.com.au/Equality.htm )
Our Existing Platform Areas
- Our Current Policy platforms:
- Free culture and copyright reform
- Patent reform
- Privacy rights
- Reform of Democratic Institutions
- Net Neutrality
- Support re Fibre to Premises (NBN)
- No Censorship
- Foreign Policy
Areas of Interest
Please note: This is not an official Pirate Party Policy document, it is a brainstorming type page of one of the members of the policy development committee.
Issues that we may (or may not) wish to have a policy or position on: (ie these things may be asked of us etc)
- Gay Marriage
- Drug Policy
- Asylum Seekers/Immigration
- Global Warming/Climate Change
- Carbon Tax
- Education funding (Private schools vs Public)
- Gun Control
- US Alliance & Foreign Interventions (Afganistan, Iraq)
- Stance on Israel
- Tax rates/GST
- Parental Leave
- Gender/Discrimination/Affirmative Action
- Death Penalty
- Regional issues/Mining/Farming
- Coal Seam Gas
… how far do we want to go ... ?
- Role in Senate
- Accountability to members
- Evidence/Science based outlook
- Stance on issues without a formal policy or in depth position
General “Policy Areas” (ie just general common ‘classifications’):
Just looking at various press articles, or various "what party for me" type website shows a number of various "policy areas" that are often referred to to define what a party stands for or such... this may be useful (or not) in developing our own policies or deciding where we need policies for.
Digital Economy & Digital Rights
|Irish Policy Compare||Votomatic||BBC UK Election||NZ Election||US|
Obviously most of these are foreign and some issues are less important in Australia etc. Some lists concentrate more on emotive issues, whereas others are serious policy.