the nine pillars
A first people's heart
A First Nation's voice is enshrined in the Australian Constitution and the First People's of Australia speak regularly with the Parliament about the matters of importance to this nation.
A natural world for now and the future
We are a part of, and connected to, this land. We love our wild forests and sandy beaches, our deserts and grasslands, our paddocks and farms. We love our wildlife and awe-inspiring vistas – and so we act to protect them
An economy for the people
Australia’s economy serves our people and the planet. Our government makes decisions that put people first: decisions that are good for nature, lift people out of poverty and fairly share our country’s wealth.
A society where all contributions count and every job has dignity
Whatever we do, our contribution to society is recognised and valued. Some people have an obvious job or role, others contribute to the common good in other ways. Paid employment is not the only path to worthiness, recognition and success.
A diversity of people living side by side
Australia is a diverse nation. We see this splendid diversity in our leaders, on our screens, in our papers, in the food we eat, in the books we read and in the cultures we celebrate.;
A country of flourishing communities
We are compassionate and connected. Because our basic needs are met, we have time for each other and our communities. Our communities are places of music, fun and playfulness, kindness and generosity.
A new dawn for women
Women are visible, valued and celebrated – with power in Parliament, business, the community and the home. Women and girls make up half of our leaders at all levels of society and lead us in new and inspiring ways.
A thriving Democracy
Our government exists for the people. Because we value a strong democracy we are engaged and thoughtful citizens. We know how democracy works and we are confident to play our part in large and small ways.
A proud contributor to a just world
Australia does good in the world. We stand on our own two feet as we develop a fair and just approach to working with other countries. We do not blindly follow others, no matter how powerful.