The traditional definition of marriage goes back thousands of years and spans all cultures. New Conservative believes in the traditional definition of marriage as between one biological man and one biological woman, with all other legal arrangements categorised as civil unions.
Planning and assistance: We believe that couples should undergo pre-marriage or relationship training prior to entering into marriage – this will be publicly funded and highly encouraged. To support strong marriages into the future, our policy will allow for up to 5 sponsored marriage counselling sessions for couples experiencing marital problems.
Equal access: In the unfortunate event of divorce and separation, both parents have equal rights and access to their children unless it is determined not to be in the children’s best interests. Gender based discrimination in parental access matters will be prohibited.