Many of the social problems we have today — crime, discrimination, disease, poverty — could be dramatically improved if we focus on eliminating extreme inequality. The Noosa Greens believe that it should be the priority of all governments to alleviate poverty and to extend opportunity to all members of society.
The Noosa Greens support an economy that sustains the needs of people and nature, now and for future generations. Economic activity should support, rather than deplete the social and natural capital of our world – that is, the natural environment on which we all depend, and the social relationships that make people happy and healthy. These principles apply at all levels of economic activity – local, regional, national and global.
The Noosa Greens believe that nding poverty and reducing inequalities in income and wealth are essential to social wellbeing and democracy. Australia is a wealthy country with the capacity to ensure all our citizens a living wage.