"A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks he becomes."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. There comes a time when silence is betrayal."

Martin Luther King Jr

"Each of us...our success or failure...will be measured by the answers to four questions: First, were we truly men of courage...? Secondly, were we truly men of judgment...? Third, were we truly men of integrity...? Finally, were we truly men of dedication...?"

John F Kennedy

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

Nelson Mandela

"It is only the willingness of the individual to stand up for him or herself that protects everyone in society from corruption and the abuse of power. Therefore free speech and the protection of individual civil liberties are paramount to a healthy society."

Jeff Hodges

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

Nelson Mandela

"Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive …it is the right of the people, it is their duty, to throw off such government."

Thomas Jefferson

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us... Your playing small does not serve the world."

Marianne Williamson

"It always seems impossible until it’s done."

Nelson Mandela

"My vision is of a political party which is uninfluenced by the corruption of political 'donations' and influence peddling. A political party that genuinely seeks to benefit the majority of Australians, not just the wealthy and influential few."

Jeff Hodges

A Fair Go for all Australians

Please stand with me and do what is right.  Strive for the Good.  Aim high, and leave things better than we found them.

Let’s walk in the footsteps of the other great statesmen and women of honesty, integrity, and dedication to serve the people of our communities  –  not the whims of multi-national corporations or other countries.

At the moment, all political parties are corrupted by political donations – essentially ‘bribed’ to do the bidding of their biggest donors :  the banks, large mining and resource companies, big pharma and agro-chemical companies or other countries (eg. China).  It’s time to not allow the interests of the Australian people to be bought by the highest bidder.

Please join and support the Civil Liberties & Motorists Party.

Our key policies are outlined below, and I ask you to please vote for us, and help us “drive positive change”.

Live Free!

Jeff Hodges

Our Policies

REMOVE ROAD TOLLS, FIXED SPEED CAMERAS & ABOLISH S.P.E.R.

End the toll road rip-offs, get rid of fixed speed cameras, and abolish the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) which is a draconian, gestapo-like agency that is out of control and has unfairly punished thousands of ordinary people.

REFORM THE BANKS AND RE-ESTABLISH A STATE OWNED “PEOPLE’S BANK”

At present, the banks and other financial institutions are a law unto themselves, deceiving, over-charging and ripping off people. It’s time to reform the financial sector and re-establish a state-owned and controlled people’s bank to provide a safe haven for people's deposits, and to fund nation building infrastructure.

KEEP ESSENTIAL SERVICES IN STATE OWNERSHIP & CONTROL

Privatisation of public assets has led to increased prices and poorer service. Keep all essential services (power, water, roads, etc) publicly owned and controlled. No more privatisation or ‘public – private partnerships’. No more secret deals and hiding behind ‘commercial in confidence’ tricks to conceal these deals from public scrutiny.

PROTECT STATE SOVEREIGNTY & AUSTRALIAN LAND OWNERSHIP

Our democratic institutions are being threatened by the increasing power of private corporations and globalist bureaucracies such as the UN. We must maintain our sovereign rights as a nation to determine our own future by withdrawing from any trade agreements or treaties that are not in Australia’s best interests. Reform land ownership so that only Australians can own residential and farming land.

PROTECT CIVIL LIBERTIES & FREE SPEECH - 'BILL OF RIGHTS'

Introduce a 'Bill Of Rights' to protect our rights and liberties: free speech; the right to refuse unwanted medications, micro-chipping, etc without discrimination; the right to bear arms; etc. Give local communities the power to veto unwanted developments - be they Coal Seam Gas mines; shopping centres; mobile phone towers; high rise developments; etc.

RESTORE OUR COMMONWEALTH CONSTITUTION & ESTABLISH CITIZEN INITIATED REFERENDUMS

Restore the proper functioning of our original Commonwealth Constitution (1901) and strengthen our democracy by facilitating the implementation of genuine citizen initiated referendums, (not ‘plebicites’), that are binding upon governments to implement if passed by a clear majority.

CONTROL CORPORATE GREED & END POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Remove tax loopholes and end negative gearing to make the rich and large corporations pay proper tax. Ban financial donations to political parties to end corruption and influence pedalling.

BAN GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a danger to human health and the environment and we call for a complete ban on all foods containing GMOs. Subsidise Organic farmers and assist other farmers to transition to organic methods.

CUT SALARIES & PERKS OF POLITICIANS AND SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

Politicians and public servants are there to serve, not feather their own nests and receive elaborate perks that ordinary Australians don’t get. Slash their bloated salaries, pensions and perks.

END ANIMAL CRUELTY

No one wants to see animals suffer needlessly, and we support the humane treatment and care for animals domestically and commercially.

STOP WATER FLUORIDATION

Fluoride is a TOXIC POISON and the prestigious Cochrane Scientific Review of 2015 has shown it has little benefit in preventing dental caries, and is actually harmful to human nervous and skeletal systems. We will put an immediate stop to this outdated and ill-informed practice.

END CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE FEES

Reduce credit card interest rates and stop Credit Card companies and big businesses from profiteering by charging 'surcharge' fees.

FREE TERTIARY EDUCATION - END HECS

Stop putting our brightest young people into huge debts before they even have a job! Support deserving students with a free living wage while they study, like we used to.

PRESERVE WILDERNESS & REFOREST AUSTRALIA

Preserve important native wilderness areas and wildlife habitats. Plant millions of trees to provide both a valuable renewable resource and revitalise our timber industries.

NO GST OR MEDICARE LEVY INCREASES

Make the wealthy pay their fair share of tax, NOT increase the tax burden on ordinary Australians.

TRUTH IN LABELLING

Enforce Honesty in Product Labelling - including genuine country of origin, GMO labelling, etc.

Authorised by J.D. Hodges, 77 Flaxton Mill Road, Flaxton. 4560 for the Motorists Party.