This is a campaign by getup to push for these policies. PPAU is already in support of the basic income, and Job Guarantee is potentially in the pipeline as well. There may be other policies similarities as well. Would be interesting to see where PPAU disagrees with however.
For the first time in human history, we have the resources, technology, and skills to build a society where no-one is forced to subsist in poverty. Where a secure, well-paid job is available to all who want one. Where all our energy comes from clean, affordable sources like the sun and wind. A society in which everyone has a place to call home, and the skills to build the life they want to lead.
Rethinking what’s possible
- We have to step beyond the narrow vision of what we’re told is “politically possible” and fight for the future we want. We need a new charter of economic rights for a new age. It’s time to be bold again.
The failed neoliberal experiment
- Over the past decades, our collective wellbeing has been increasingly entrusted to the whims of corporations and the market. Decades into the privatisation experiment, the results are in: study after study has found little to no evidence of increased efficiency in markets subjected to privatisation.7
Policies Being Pushed By Getup! In this “Future To Fight For” campaign
- Job Guarantee: Well-paid work for all who want it
- Universal lifelong education and retraining
- Universal Access to Early Education and Childhood Learning
- Guaranteed Basic Income
- A roof over every head
- Household Clean Energy Guarantee
- A public-interest banking system
How to Pay
We can afford anything, just not everything.
- History has shown that the Australian government can comfortably spend more than it takes in from taxes. In fact, Australia has never run meaningful government surpluses, nor has it needed to.
We can’t afford not to:
- The status quo is expensive. We pay extraordinary amounts to avoid fixing problems. When considering this vision, it’s important to bear in mind all the money it saves as well as the money it requires.