Put Family First
Our starting point is that families come first. No form of human association can match the profound benefits of being raised in a loving, functional and secure family. As the fundamental building block of society, we diminish their capacity to function effectively at our peril.
The health of the family is thus critical to the health of society. In fact, the wellbeing of families is a powerful barometer for the wellbeing of the nation.
Families should be at the centre of our Australian way of life, not government bureaucracies. With the rising cost of living putting more and more pressure on families, Family First believes public finances should be diverted from expensive (high tax) government bureaucracies to families.
Articles of Interest
Drug Free Australia - Position Statement
[Drug Free Australia, reproduced with permission.]
The Family and the Modern Welfare State
[Dr Alan Tapper, reproduced with permission. Note: the Charts mentioned in the text appear at the end of the PDF]
Moscow Summit Demands Governments Adopt Pro-Family Policy
[Don Feder, The World Congress of Families]
Common sense, not research, nurtures our kids
[Frank Furedi, The Australian]