All legislation will be screened by the five tests.
– open, transparent, inclusive, accountable
– environmental, social, economic – the triple bottom line
– to country and city, vulnerable and mainstream, employee and employer
– beginning with Indigenous Australians
– family, community, nation and the world
The AIM supports
– the Ulhuru Statement calling for truth-telling, a voice, and Treaty.
– an apology for the massacres across Australia.
Aboriginal Voice into Parliament – call for referendum.
The AIM for political integrity (aim4integrity.com) is designed to offer Independent candidates and others a simple framework for making decisions – the 5 tests.
The AIM also at times supports exceptional Independent candidates in their campaign. An example is Yingiya Mark Guyula, an independent member of the Northern Territory parliament for the seat of Mulka in north-east Arnhem Land. He previously represented Nhulunbuy from 2016 to 2020. The only independent Indigenous member of the NT parliament, he campaigned on a platform of self-determination for Yolŋu people.
The AIM has also run directly in Upper House elections under Australian Independents Coalition for political integrity, (ACIP), initially in the 1995 NSW State elections where it achieved 57,000 votes, missing out only on preferences. This website spells out the political basis for the ACIP.
What is needed in politics? …
– redefining the purpose of politics. aim4integrity.com seeks a political process that has integrity, is sustainable, is fair to all, deals with historical injustice and encourages community – the five key challenges facing Australia, and five ‘tests’ needed for all legislation.
– redefining the nature of power in politics. Democracy is more than Canberra. Democracy is all of us. Democracy ‘starts with me’ – the power of one in community to make a difference.
– redefining the parameters of political debate. Government versus the ‘Opposition’, left versus right, ‘free market’ versus ‘planned’ – rather the real context for debate is a sustainable future for our children.
– redefining the position of the Upper Houses in the political process. The Senate was never meant to be a rubber stamp for the party in power. The Senate should operate above party politics, as an independent house of review.
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Five Challenges facing Australia and Five Tests for all legislation:
…the challenge of loss of confidence
…the challenge of policy short-termism
…the challenge of wealth-shift
…the challenge of denial
…the challenge of narrow self-interest