Policy Development Committee/Resources

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Resources

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

Process

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.

Using MAUT in Policy Development

AusPolitics Resources

Party Policy Comparisons

Policy docs etc from other parties


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
  • Welfare
  • Parental Leave
  • Gender/Discrimination/Affirmative Action
  • Immunisations/Vaccine
  • Death Penalty
  • Regional issues/Mining/Farming
  • Healthcare
  • Abortion
  • Coal Seam Gas

… how far do we want to go ... ?

Other Issues:

  • 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.

PocketPolitcs Liberal ABC Page PPUK voteforpolicies

Crime
Democracy
Education
Health
Welfare
Defence
Environment
Foreign Policy
Immigration
Transport

Economy
Small Business
National Security
Community
Seniors
Health
Education
Environment
Regional
Infrastructure

Education
Immigration
Health
Climate Change
Parental Leave
Internet
Economy

Digital Economy & Digital Rights
Economy & Jobs
Civil Liberties
Restoring Trust in Government
Education
Health
Environment
Justice
Social Policy
Culture
Defence

Crime
Democracy
Economy
Education
Environment
Health
Immigration
Welfare

Irish Policy Compare Votomatic BBC UK Election NZ Election US

Economy
Education
Health
Political Reform
Jobs
Transport
Ethical Issues

Abortion
Gay Marriage
Healthcare
Immigration
Tax
Religion
Trade
Equal Opportunities
Public Services

Economy
Race Relations & Immigration
Afghanistan & Defence
Crime
Health
Education
Family
Environment
Pensions

Broadcasting
Comms & IT
Defence
Economy
Education
Energy
Environment
Foreign Policy
Government
Health
Housing

Social Security
Jobs
Economy
Security/Defence
Legal/Tort Reform
Tax reform
Immigration
Faith
Education
Abortion
Energy

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.