Thank you for your support in the NSW Policy Forum election.
As you may know I am running on a straightforward platform of making the Party’s policies more left wing- more genuinely Labor.
So how can we do that?
Below are some of the things that I have proposed and that members have been talking to me about. But this post is about you and your ideas, so…
What are your ideas?
Write them in the comments section below.
Here are some to get you thinking:
I have proposed some policy ideas that I would like to see adopted for the 2015 NSW Labor Manifesto (the Forum’s job is to produce this Manifesto, for approval by State Conference) and implemented by the next State Labor Government.
Free pre-school for all kids over three
Masters with Masters (giving all teachers postgrad teaching degrees and paying them accordingly)
A Human Rights Act for NSW
Changes to planning laws to give locals a say over their area, so that we can have liveable communities.
Supporting a boom in local manufacturing jobs producing sustainable energy and energy saving products.
Some ideas I’ve just had conversations about, but haven’t put out via email or video include:
Changing the State Flag to something that most people can actually recognise and that realy represents us as a society.
Dealing with the disadvantage and inequality caused by crippling debt problems associated with State Debt Recovery Office debts- ideas such as swapping debt for community service and using good behaviour bonds to get people back into employment. (Some of this has been trialled.)
Banning disposable plastic bags in NSW.
The list goes on, but this is your chance to have a say, so go for it!