THE DLP SUPPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
The DLP supports a nationwide bushfire mitigation plan, funded by both federal and state governments, following the West Australian model. We will tighten the building regulations in fire-prone areas and we will establish refuge safety areas.
The DLP supports a policy of building new reservoirs for the conservation of water and to mitigate damage by flooding. We will stop the buy-back of water immediately, as we oppose the trading and commoditisation of water.
The DLP will provide additional funding for research and development so that farmers can have cutting-edge technology available to them. We will work with farmers and local retailers to improve the viability and marketing of all food products.
The DLP supports the development of regional Australia in new regional development areas, by government provision of low taxation to selected industries, low interest housing loans, and the funding of road, rail and energy infrastructure. Our immigration policy will focus on increasing the population in decentralized areas.
We oppose the setting of domestic agricultural policy according to international trade agreements, and will protect Australian farmers from the consequences of those agreements. We will reverse the current situation of anti-dumping laws, by placing the burden of proof upon the overseas supplier/nation to prove they are not dumping.
The DLP National Population Plan will focus on decentralizing growth away from major cities to regional areas.
LOW INTEREST HOUSING
As part of our Immigration Plan we will offer low interest housing loans to families prepared to move to Regional areas.
We propose low taxation to selected businesses in regional areas.
BUSHFIRE MITIGATION PLAN
The DLP supports a nationwide bushfire mitigation plan.
NO MORE WATER BUY-BACKS
All water buy-backs will cease immediately.
The DLP will allocate funding to roads, rail and energy infrastructure, as part of our plan to revitalize regional areas.
The DLP supports a policy of building new reservoirs for the conservation of water, and to mitigate flooding.