Fair trade, not free trade

Decisions made by consecutive governments have stripped the Australian people of the ownership of their own country.

There is no level playing field under the current free trade system.

Australian businesses pay superannuation, workers compensation, award wages and incur a dozen other costs to give our workforce a safe and secure environment. How many of our competitors incur the same costs? How many of them use workers as grist to the mill, provide no safety provisions, no superannuation, no leave and whose wage levels are barely high enough to meet daily costs?

The Democratic Labour Party believes in legislative changes that will provide a real level playing field for Australian businesses. More details are provided in our Trade Policy.