Reason's Objectives

REASON intends to liberate people from the two-party stalemate, and sinister right wing alternatives, so that all can flourish. Our objectives can be broadly grouped as first, improving access to participation in political processes, and second, addressing particular social, economic, environmental and governance-related issues.

Firstly, REASON seeks to facilitate more, and more meaningful, participation in democratic processes. We trust that Australians can get it right. They need the chance to do that.

  • New methods of engagement - improving access to participation in decision-making and other democratic processes, especially for young Australians
  • New mechanisms for consulting ordinary people - including a diversity of minorities and specific social segments - across the board
  • Democratisation of government institutions and electoral processes, and increased levels of transparency and ethical standards
  • The application of quantifiable standards of evidence to government policy 


Secondly, REASON seeks to deliver real change for the better on important issues facing Australia. Redressing inequality. Transitioning to a post-carbon economy. Making housing affordable. Treating asylum seekers humanely. Addressing corruption by the establishment of a Federal anti-corruption body. Levelling the playing field for small business - the nation’s largest employer. Delivering sensible drug law reform. Empowering minorities. Protecting job security whilst embracing technology. And improving education, health and infrastructure. 

This introductory list of objectives is complemented below by the map of high level policy areas we will be addressing. These include Social, Economic, Environmental & Politics. For more details checkout our Policy Principles







  • TAFE and University
  • Sex Education
  • Faith-based schools



  • End of life choices
  • Drug law reform
  • Abortion services & Reproductive Rights
  • Ageing Population



  • Equal marriage
  • Domestic violence
  • Religious privilege
  • Animal welfare



  • Arts
  • Independent public broadcasting
  • Entertainment
  • Privacy & censorship


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  • Individual incomes
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation
  • Wages growth



  • Capital Gains
  • Negative Gearing
    Sovereign Wealth
  • Equality



  • Small business
  • Big business
  • The Gig Economy



  • Bilateral and multilateral trade agreements



  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Communications


Australian towns and cities

  • Capital cities
  • Regional towns and cities



  • Stable, affordable energy


Technology & Science

  • Research funding
  • National school curriculum 


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Farms and fisheries

  • Biodiversity
  • Foreign ownership


Mining, resources & energy  

  • Renewables
  • Coal
  • Nuclear
  • Fracking


Air and water

  • Climate change 
  • Water security
  • Carbon tax



  • Public Transport & Infrastructure
  • Road safety & Education
  • Health & Environment


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Politics & Government


  • Integrity vs. Corruption


  • Aboriginal and TSI
  • Democratic participation
  • Australian Republic

Public Service

  • Quality
  • Size
  • Police and crime
  • Privacy and data retention

International Relations

  • Aid abroad
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Independent foreign policy 


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