Statement of Principles

Our society must change from one based on competition to one based on co-operation. We wish to create a society where individuals give according to their abilities and receive according to their needs. We believe present human endeavour must become environmentally sound to ensure that future generations may have access to an abundant and diverse biosphere.

Our purpose as a movement is to foster social change towards a more co-operative society. Our purpose as a political party is to develop a public mandate for that social change by giving individuals greater control in the economy, their workplace and their community. Our actions and words must reflect our fundamental faith in the capacity of people to live co-operatively and to work for the betterment of all.

Our commitment to the electorate is to be forthright about our long-range goals as well as practical about our short-term political objectives.