AVP’s Workforce Policy
The AVP Workforce policy is listed first in order as it mandates the additional Personal Conduct and Professional Standards requirements for all elected AVP officials and staff.
All AVP representatives are required to agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of their employment, membership or inclusion within the AVP. They will also be required to meet expert standards of planning, leadership, management and teamwork, with mandatory annual training, ongoing development and innovation of this at the core of this policy. Additionally, this policy will include focused requirements and resourcing for selection, training and professional development processes, in addition to fitness, wellness and community engagement initiatives.
Regular 360 degree reporting and the provision of 'Transparency Statements' by any and all elected officials facing scrutiny or allegations will also be a mandated requirment of all AVP elected officials and staff.
AVP will campaign for the introduction of an Australian Parliamentary Conduct Act (APCA) to bring in greater accountability for the conduct of all politicians and parliamentary staff. All politicians must meet exacting ethical and moral standards, in exercising political responsibilities, bringing about the expertise expectations that should accompany such appointment with the Australian Parliament. This must include a review of the current and proposed financial benefits and allowances for Australian politicians to ensure that these stand up to the scrutiny and standards required by responsible governance at taxpayer expense.
The Australian Parliament must comply with the same standards as the rest of Australia. This includes drug and alcohol compliance. The AVP will work to introduce drug and alcohol testing as a mandatory requirement in Parliament. Politicians should not be allowed to vote on and decide the laws of our country while intoxicated.
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.