THE DLP IS UNWAVERING IN ITS SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY,
THE FOUNDATION OF OUR SOCIETY AND HUMAN THRIVING
We support and promote the family as the best environment for the raising of children, the provision of health care, and the economic prosperity of local communities and the nation.
We believe that the optimal environment for the flourishing of children is the natural family unit, which consists of both biological parents, who are married to each other with an aspiration for lifelong commitment, and who both play an active and supportive role in the raising of their children. We believe in the rights and duty of parents to discipline their children, and in the rights of children to have both a mother and a father.
The DLP believes in the responsibilities of marriage and in the obligations and love that sustain it.
The DLP believes that good governance includes supporting care for people who lack the support of family or community. We believe that having access to one’s biological identity is an important right.
The DLP expresses solidarity with women who find themselves struggling with an unintended pregnancy, the abused, the dispossessed, and parents separated from their children.
FAMILY LAW COURT
The DLP recognises the inherent problems within the Family Law Court system. We support the immediate overhaul of the system to promote fairer outcomes for all parties.
FAMILY IMPACT STATEMENTS
Legislation can be subject to a Financial, Human Rights, or an Environmental Impact Statement. As families are the bedrock of society, a Family Impact Statement should be required for all legislation.
The DLP supports the implementation of an open adoption system in Australia. The DLP supports the expansion of overseas adoption programs.
The DLP supports the establishment of “Child Care Cooperatives” in which parents and carers are trained and certified to be “child carers” and “on duty one day in five” in exchange for child care services.
The DLP maintains that marriage is the voluntary union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, with an aspiration for a lifelong commitment.
The DLP supports providing free pre marriage education for couples to reduce divorce. So many marriages break down simply because the two people involved were unaware of the challenges that await them.