United Future is a liberal-centrist party that believes in economically responsible and socially compassionate policies aimed at creating an environment in which future generations of New Zealanders will have the opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are or where they come from.
The underlying principles of United Future focus on making New Zealand the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family. We want to ensure access to our outdoors, to high-quality health care, education, employment opportunities, safe, empowered & tolerant communities and a strong economy, so we can all enjoy the New Zealand way of life.
But, if you want to know more, we have prepared a bit more information about who we are and what we stand for!
We're a centrist party:
Being a centrist party means that we do not believe that the dichotomy of being 'left wing' or 'right wing' is helpful in a modern community. Both sides have a contribution to make to making our country one where every person has the opportunity to thrive.
United Future exists to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society that values our communities, families and individuals. What that means is that we advocate for and support policy that is economically responsible and socially liberal, to put it generally.
We believe the economy must be strong in order to give the greatest dividends to the most people. Our taxation system needs to clear in order to ensure fair distribution as well as limited burdens. Importantly, our public services must be efficient in order to give tax-payers the best value for their tax dollars.
On the social side, we believe our society must be free, fair and open. Matters of birth, sexuality, gender and culture should be welcome within New Zealand and we will strive to see a country that gives the same opportunities to thrive to all.
We're an internationalist party:
We are all bound by our shared humanity and United Future therefore believes that our country should act as a good international citizen. That means we should strengthen our efforts towards realising international human rights, work towards free (and fair) trade agreements and collaborate on issues that affect our global community.
We champion the realisation of universal human rights, providing dignity and freedom to all peoples. We will defend the right to speak, write, worship, associate and vote freely, and we will protect the right of citizens to enjoy privacy in their own lives and homes.
We're a future orientated party:
We believe that each generation must take care of the planet for this and future generations. Moreover, we believe that policy should be directed towards making sure our families and children can get the best start in life and experience the full opportunities our country has to offer.
We're an evidence based party:
We believe that ideology can only take us so far. Policies of the day need to be driven by evidence and experience.