Disaster Relief & Humanitarian Assistance
One key immediate Policy objective of the Australian Values Party is the formation of a ‘Peace Corps’ and ‘National Guard’ like capability as the central element of our nation’s crisis response capabilities. The formation of this organisation will provide cut through support investing in the development and deployment of capable Australians that are ready and resourced to respond and support Australians where and when it is needed across our country.
This organisation will be Federally funded and legislated to be the lead authority for all domestic disaster response, superseding all State and Territory legislated capabilities, however designed in order to help formalise and strengthen the existing local and State/Territory response capabilities in the process. This organisation will consist of rapidly deployable full-time command, coordination and communication capabilities, in addition to a fleet of recovery vehicles and assets including air, land and water craft. This organisation will require annual certification and standardised training including complete interagency response rehearsals conducted across the full spectrum of fire, flood and weather event contingencies experienced within Australia and our Asia-Pacific Region.
This AVP policy initiative also provides specific employment opportunities for young Australians to develop critical skills and trades within an environment where their contribution would benefit national priorities as well as personal development through invaluable lived experience. National value will be further achieved through consolidating many areas of funding and streamlining the otherwise inhibitive bureaucratic pileups that continue to increase the impact of these disasters at an economic and emotional level.
This AVP policy initiative will also enable sustained employment and community engagement opportunities across all population demographics within Australia, including harnessing the capabilities of former military, first responder and front line workers of all ages within the full spectrum of operational and planning roles that will be required, and the positive contribution to society this will bring in return.
Policies serving Australians
The purpose of the Australian Values Party is to promote a government with a sense of responsibility and accountability to the Australian people, to protect the Australian values and promote the welfare of our Australian people.