Australian Citizens Party

6,772 supporters

The Citizens Party (formerly the Citizens Electoral Council - CEC) is an independent political party leading the fight for Australia to return to the banking and economic development policies that will grow our productive economy and secure the future well-being for all Australians. For more information: Visit our website, Facebook or call our National office in Melbourne Australia - 1800 636 432

Started 3 petitions

Petitioning Scott Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Anthony Albanese, Jim Chalmers, Adam Bandt, Michael McCormack, Barnaby Joyce, Senator Penny Wong, Mathias Cormann, Richard Marles, Kimberley Kitching, Bill Shorten,...

Expand the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) into a national development bank!

Fast-track Australia to economic recovery and prosperity—expand the CEFC into a national development bank! Millions of Australians are suddenly out of work, due to the coronavirus shutdown of an economy already struggling under record foreign and household debt, and excessively concentrated in financial and real estate speculation, raw materials exports, tourism and foreign education. Many regional communities were already devastated by bushfire and drought. There is no guarantee all of these lost jobs will “snap back” when public health restrictions are lifted. Australia has immense potential for economic development in both the major cities and regions that would produce real wealth from expanded manufacturing and agricultural production. Investing in this potential through new infrastructure, industrial development and training will upgrade the economy and create millions of jobs directly and indirectly. The government’s existing investment institution, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), could be expanded into a national development bank for this purpose. As well as supporting clean energy technology, it could invest in water, power, transportation and high-speed rail infrastructure, and in new industries, including through loans to federal, state and local government agencies for desperately needed public projects, and to entrepreneurs to initiate and expand industrial production. We therefore ask Parliament to amend the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Act 2012 to expand the CEFC into a powerful national development bank to revive and transform the economy and create jobs and prosperity, both now and for the future.

Australian Citizens Party
344 supporters
Petitioning Malcolm Turnbull

Break up the big banks now—pass Glass-Steagall!

TO THE HONOURABLE THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES This petition of the Citizens Electoral Council draws to the attention of the House that even such institutions as the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements, and the U.S. Federal Reserve are now warning of a new, far more severe financial crash than that of 2008. Transatlantic and Commonwealth governments have bailed out the Too-Big-to-Fail (TBTF) banks with US$19 trillion since 2008, virtually all of which has been used for speculation; the banks are now 40 per cent larger; and the derivatives exposure of Australia’s own banks has soared from $14 trillion in 2008 to $38 trillion now. Moreover, these TBTF banks have repeatedly been caught in criminal activity like drug-money laundering, terrorism financing, mortgage fraud, interest rate and exchange rate rigging, and more. The world must replace this disastrous, corrupt system now, before the next crash. We the undersigned therefore call on the House to do Australia’s part, and legislate the following: a full Glass-Steagall separation of Australia’s banks to protect normal commercial banking and deposits from the wild speculation of today’s TBTF banks; a national bank modelled on the original Commonwealth Bank to create massive new credits to revive our manufacturing, agricultural and other productive industries; a program of major water, power and transportation infrastructure projects, in Australia and in our region, cooperating with China’s “One Belt, One Road” program—in which 100 nations are already participating—to spur global economic recovery and provide for an enduring peace.

Australian Citizens Party
1,954 supporters