New Conservative is committed to unified communities that will be made safer, healthier, and stronger through priority being given to what unites us and encourages respect towards our differences.
New Zealanders are united in our expectation that our government will provide:
- good education for our children
- affordable and accessible healthcare
- protection from the impacts of crime
- opportunity to be able to provide for ourselves and our families
- support and security for our most vulnerable citizens
- freedoms to live our lives without unreasonable interference where these freedoms do not adversely impact the quality of life for others
- assurance that all citizens will be treated equally before the law, regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, or religion.
New Conservative holds that New Zealanders are one people, and will ensure that we all have our rights represented equally regardless of ethnicity, gender, age or religion. “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
We will recognise and ensure support is given based on need, with the greatest need enjoying the greatest benefit. We will not predetermine policy assuming that all persons of a particular ethnicity, gender, age or religion, have a greater need than others.
New Conservative honours the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) and recognises it is an agreement signed in 1840 between Māori and the Crown, affirming that New Zealand shall have one sovereign government, which shall protect property rights, and that all New Zealanders shall have the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as British subjects including the right to stand for election to government.
Thirty years of expanding welfare delivery by successive governments has undermined our families/whānau and has created an underclass which has marginalised some of our most in need. New Conservative is committed to Māori being treated as competent and positively contributing citizens and empowering them to be that.
New Conservative recognises that there are two biological genders. We also recognise that “Gender Identity Dysphoria” and “Disorders of Sex Development” are challenging issues that require support and understanding. In support of strong healthy communities that focus on what unifies its citizens, New Conservative will support taxpayer funding for counselling, and withdraw public funding for any form of gender reassignment.
Investing in the family unit, requiring individual responsibility and accountability, and encouraging unity based on mutual respect, are the priorities of New Conservative in building healthy communities. It is important for New Zealand to be forward focused, free, fair, and flourishing.