Economy – Business
Business and the Economy:
The business and economic activity, in today’s world, is about creating meaningful jobs so as to liberate all Australians from dependency on the welfare state. To achieve this it is wise that the majority of the products that the Australian community need are produced within Australia by as far as possible Australian owned businesses. Small businesses are best to achieve this result in many instances as large businesses tend to act as pseudo owners of the employees as the personal connection is removed due to the size of the workforce; though for some enterprises it is imperative that the economies of scale would be better achieved by a larger business.
Businesses need Directives to achieve Wholesome Practices:
Because of the fallenness of humanity it is not natural for good moral and trustworthy values to flow from business without the oversight of others external to the enterprise. The regulations need to be as few as possible but sufficient to deliver strong regulations to protect employees, employers, customers and consumers. The more fallenness expressed through businesses will need to be overcome with greater regulations.
The Christian Democratic Party supports:
As far as possible support the removal of unnecessary regulation for businesses so as to free them up for strong activity to produce a robust economy with increasing jobs, however if businesses prove that they are unable to be morally responsible to both their employees and their customers then regulations will need to be introduced to impose acceptable standards upon the business community.
Some say that there is a need to remove penalty rates to assist businesses, we disagree as we believe that employees who are “selling their labour” are entitled to sell their labour at differing rates at different times as social, religious, family and entertainment needs compete for the same times as work may require from time to time.