Policy

The South Australian Young Liberal Movement has discussed and adopted a number of positions in areas important to young people, particularly around housing affordability, mental health, strengthening our economy and environmental sustainability. Take a look at some of the policy positions the Movement has taken in recent times.

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Housing Affordability

That the South Australian Young Liberal Movement is currently campaigning for the State Government to explore options to provide stamp duty exemptions to first home buyers to make housing more affordable. 

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

The South Australian Young Liberal Movement is campaigning for the State and Federal Governments to encourage communities, schools, councils, and landowners to plant native trees in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on the throne (the Platinum Jubilee), and to contribute to the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative.

Tree Planting

Environmental Sustainability

The South Australian Young Liberal Movement is calling on the State Government to urgently address the decline in fish populations, native bird populations, and flow on impacts on commercial fishing values caused by increasing populations of long-nosed fur seals in South Australian waters, with focus on the heavily impacted Lower Lakes & Coorong 

Election Integrity

The South Australian Young Liberal Movement's position is that the Electoral Act 1918 (Cth), Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 (Cth) and the Electoral Act 1985 (South Australia) should be amended to require all electors to show an acceptable form of identification when casting their ballot at an election or referendum

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Increasing Tree Cover

There is a growing urgency to mitigate the urban heat island effect, and tree canopies are a vital component to ensure we can reduce temperatures across South Australia.

The South Australian Young Liberal Movement has called on the State Government to investigate initiatives to keep and increase tree cover. 

Election Terms

That the South Australian Young Liberal Movement believes the Federal Government should look to extend House of Representatives and Senate terms to four-years and eight-years maximum respectively. Our position notes that:

  • Longer terms would encourage governments to introduce policies that were long-term oriented;

  • Over time, a great deal of money would be saved by having fewer national elections; and

  • Longer terms would enhance business confidence.

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Justice

Human Rights

South Australian Young Liberal Movement is calling on the Federal Government to enact stand-alone targeted sanctions legislation to address human rights violations and corruption, similar to the United States’ Magnitsky Act 2012.

UPDATE: On Thursday, August 5, the Australian Government announced that it will move to reform and modernize Australia’s autonomous sanctions laws. The reforms will enable the imposition of targeted financial sanctions and travel bans on individuals while ensuring the sanctions framework is “fit-for-purpose and aligned with contemporary foreign policy objectives.”

Economic Growth

The South Australian Young Liberal Movement believes the Federal Government should accelerate tax relief for Australian workers by bringing forward legislated tax cuts scheduled to take place in 2024-25 to 2022-23 to extend the 32.5 per cent tax rate up to a taxable income of $200,000, abolishing the 37 per cent marginal tax rate entirely, and retaining the 45 per cent marginal tax rate for taxable income in excess of $200,000.

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