NSW One Nation's Policies and Achievements


  1. Ensure full compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act (2012).
  2. Bring the State Budget back into surplus and pay down debt by defunding Commonwealth responsibilities, government pork barrelling and projects with a low Benefit:Cost Ratio. Woke programs in the public sector will be abolished. We will also means-test government handouts, meaning that millionaires will no longer be able to access dozens of NSW transfer payments.
  3. Abolish the public sector wage cap and return to enterprise bargaining for public servants. Significant productivity gains can be made under a decentralised industrial relations system.
  4. Give homebuyers a choice between upfront stamp duty and a longer-term, lower annual levy. This is a vital reform for housing affordability, with the average stamp duty in Sydney now exceeding $50,000. It is also a key productivity measure, with up to one-third of homeowners saying they would like to move closer to their place of work or their children’s school, but the stamp duty impost prevents this. Mr Perrottet says he has a plan for stamp duty reform, but he won’t implement it. One Nation will.
  5. Abolish the NSW Independent Planning Commission which has been a hand-brake on the approval of major development projects in NSW, especially in the resources sector.
  6. Set a 12-month maximum assessment/approval time for major projects, thereby giving companies investment certainty and the fast tracking of rezonings and development applications.
  7. Ensure Australians get first call on job vacancies, rather than the lazy policy of bringing workers in from overseas. To increase the supply of labour, we believe in ending vaccination mandates, instead of restoring Big Australia immigration.
  8. Reform the school education and training system to make our young people job-ready and skill-rich (See One Nation’s Education Policy).
  9. Improve energy security and affordability. Currently, who would invest in NSW when the Government can’t guarantee the lights staying on? (See One Nation’s Energy Policy).


  1. Abandon the Government’s Net Zero objectives and policy instruments.
  2. Lift the ban on nuclear power and uranium mining in NSW.
  3. Build another gas peaking plant to avoid blackouts in 2025-26. This is urgently needed to fill the electricity supply gap created by Kean’s blackouts.
  4. Abolish Kean’s $10 billion worth of green energy programs, representing a huge saving to the budget and the creation of a level playing field in energy policy.
  5. Set aside $5 billion of the savings in (4) above for a NSW Energy Security Fund, available for government-owned and controlled electricity generation. The emphasis will be on 24/7 baseload power, with nuclear, coal and gas. The Baird Government’s electricity privatisation has been a failure. To avoid blackouts, the NSW Government needs to re-establish itself in the market as an electricity supplier of last resort.
  6. Abolish the NSW Independent Planning Commission which has been a hand-brake on the approval of resource development projects in NSW.
  7. Set a 12-month maximum assessment/approval time for resource projects, thereby giving companies investment certainty and the fast tracking of development applications. Consideration of the impact of Scope 3 emissions will be abandoned.
  8. Halt the foolhardy transition to a ‘clean energy economy’ and return the Government’s $8 billion expenditure to households and businesses, immediately lowering the cost of electricity.

Law and Order

  1. We will work to reduce the number and kind of excuses an offender can use to obtain sentence reductions, such as faking mental health issues or blaming drug use.
  2. We will bring legislation to widen the scope for victim impact statements and ensure the contents are considered in sentencing.
  3. Offenders will be subjected to greater liability for compensation to victims.
  4. We will employ more magistrates and judges and build more court houses.
  5. We will build more prisons and reduce the use of home detention and electronic monitoring as a form of detention.
  6. We will go after the profits of crime and unexplained wealth reducing the attraction of crime. We will strengthen anti-association laws preventing organised crime members from being able to conspire or flout their wealth.
  7. We will strengthen bail laws to ensure community safety is the main consideration when a bail determination is made.
  8. Offenders who assault first responders in the execution of their duty will be subjected to a three-strike system where subsequent offences receive progressively harsher punishments. Our system allows for a youthful mistake but does not tolerate the bashing of our first responders. If offenders wish to repeatedly assault them, then they will face a mandatory period of incarceration which is more in line with community expectations.
  9. One Nation will petition for a complete review on sentencing across New South Wales. We will be demanding that offenders are held responsible and accountable for their actions. The punishments will fit the crime and reflect the trauma they have caused their innocent victims.
  10. Police and correctional officers do an exceptionally difficult job and for that reason we will show our support for better working conditions, including new police stations and prisons, state of the art resources, better training, increased pay, and fair early separation options.

School Education

  1. Returning to the evidence base of what works in classroom practice, especially with the use of Direct Instruction. Schools also need to develop what John Hattie calls ‘Collective Efficacy’: sharing a common pedagogy and professional development among teachers, so the whole school moves in one direction. For primary students, this means one 7-year experience instead of 7 one-year experiences as they move from class to class, year to year.
  2. Creating a network of school inspectors to monitor what happens in classrooms: to ensure the curriculum is being followed and that teachers are teaching to best practice standards. These inspectors will report directly to principals and parents, giving them a guarantee that students are being educated in the best possible way (which in early literacy, must mean phonics). Substandard teachers will be removed from the system.
  3. Introducing performance pay for teachers, based on the value they add to student results. Teachers say they want to be treated as an esteemed profession, and One Nation agrees. This means the modern professional standard of measuring performance, with high-achieving teachers receiving greater financial rewards, and failed teachers finding a different profession.
  4. Banning dangerous subject material where teachers are trying to take over the role of parenting. Top of the list is gender fluidity teaching, which is a form of child abuse. We will also return the PDHPE subject to PE (physical education) for students, removing the grab-bag of gender, sexual and relationship indoctrination courses which have been added in recent years.
  5. Improving the basics of learning in the NSW Curriculum. A deep knowledge of key subjects is required: studying the classics of English literature, understanding the virtues of our Western civilisation and fostering pride in the Australian achievement. Post-Modernist ‘fluidity theories’ and the excessive use of ‘source verifications’ should be removed from the syllabus.
  6. Creating a new category of government schools: the Best Practice School (those already following the evidence and achieving quality results) to work with under-performing disadvantaged schools to lift their standards. We still have a limited number of evidence-based NSW schools, usually featuring strong, dynamic principals. They need to formally mentor schools that have fallen behind, showing them what is possible with best practice pedagogy, discipline and management.
  7. Introducing a Charter of Parental Rights so that parents have advance notice of what’s coming up in the syllabus; a legal right to take their children out of classes which do not accord with their family values; plus, a legal right to be automatically informed of issues relating to gender, sexuality and the personal development of their children. The performance of each government school needs to be constantly measured and reported to parents.
  8. Overcoming the teacher shortage crisis in NSW by reinstating the many thousands of teachers rubbed out by vaccination mandates; plus going outside the existing teaching profession to bring a range of successful people into our schools (such as the Teach For Australia program).
  9. Ensuring that every student is engaged with some form of learning – in particular, addressing the problem of 12-15 year old’s (mostly boys) disengaging from the academic curriculum and becoming troublesome in class. Gonski money should be used to buy in vocational offerings (TAFE and private providers) for these students, creating pathways to work based on specialised skill development, work experience and sound careers advice. While a small number of high schools currently do this, it needs to be a system- wide standard.
  10. Creating new special schools for violent, bullying and chronically misbehaving students. These children need expert assistance; but most importantly, the good kids who want to do their work and concentrate in class need a break from the destructive, dangerous troublemakers holding them back.
  11. One Nation will ban use of mobile phones in schools. There is no evidence these devices assist education. In fact, they distract students, diminish conversation skills, and facilitate bullying. Students should be able to focus on education in the classrooms without being distracted. While in playgrounds they should be having genuine face to face interactions with their peers as this helps overall development of social skills.

Aboriginal Affairs

  1. Ending the victimhood rhetoric about Indigenous people and re-emphasising the importance of personal responsibility, hard work and school study.
  2. Offering relocation subsidies for Aboriginal families in remote areas wanting to move to centres of employment and educational opportunity.
  3. Guaranteeing that child protection officers never hesitate to remove from homes children subject to sexual and other forms of abuse; moving them to safe places beyond the reach of offenders.
  4. Introducing a new criminal offence (a variation on existing consorting laws) to make it easier for police to arrest and the courts to convict child sexual predators. We want these offenders locked up; the local police know who they are, but the laws are inadequate.
  5. Ending the Deaths In Custody agenda, so that Indigenous people are treated no differently in the NSW criminal justice system to any other citizens. The sexual predators deserve to spend decades in jail.
  6. Replacing the failed Connected Communities schools program with targeted policies that give struggling Aboriginal schools the best teachers, best classroom practices and best leadership – and thereby better hope for the future. This is an essential step in ending the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
  7. Urging the Federal Government to apply mutual responsibility policies in the welfare system to Aboriginal people who refuse to work and parents who fail to send their children to school. Working and schooling are not optional extras, they must be compulsory.
  8. Ending the system of self-identification of Indigenous. Rigorous proof of Aboriginality should be required before someone qualifies for government-funded benefits.

Rural and Regional

  1. We will ensure the industry remains Australian owned and operated.
  2. We will ensure water security for farmers; we will build new dams and exclude water traders with no interest in growing produce. We will strive to improve and strengthen water rights for producers and exclude international water traders from manipulating the market.
  3. We will remove red and green tape overreach in primary production and support sensible and practical land clearing to allow farmers to maximise production.
  4. One Nation supports the construction of on-farm accommodation by removing red tape and planning restrictions to ensure casual labour have somewhere to stay when harvesting our produce.
  5. We need to open road, rail, air and shipping routes to ensure our products can get to local and international markets efficiently, including opening the Newcastle port to bulk grain handling.
  6. One Nation will ensure our prime agricultural land is retained for primary production and not wasted or scarred with industries such as solar panels and transmission lines that can be better placed in arid or low production zones.
  7. We will ensure a coordinated effort in protecting our industry from bio security threats, including disease, pests and weeds.
  8. We support research and investment in technologies to open new markets and continue to lead the world in clean and sustainable primary production.
  9. One Nation recognises the need to ensure our state is energy independent by maintaining and prioritising local sources of energy, such as natural gas, coal and petroleum.
  10. We recognise the importance of, and support the other primary industries, such as forestry, mining and quarrying.


  1. Ending the Hazzard policy of not building any new public hospitals in NSW. Areas of rapid population growth need accessible, high quality secondary healthcare.
  2. Building a new public hospital in Western Sydney at the new Bradfield (Aerotropolis) city. In its urban planning, the NSW Government has slated 1.3 million people to live west of the M7, but without a new public hospital. This is the population of Adelaide, which has four hospitals. The Government’s neglect of Western Sydney will put huge pressure on Nepean, Blacktown, Liverpool, Camden and Campbelltown Hospitals, which are already bursting at the seams. The Bradfield Hospital is urgently needed.
  3. Addressing the regional NSW health crisis. Some country hospitals lack doctors 24/7, meaning that patients need to be transported to other towns and hospitals for basic treatment. One Nation will introduce special financial incentives to put doctors back into the bush, including our Federal policy of wiping the HECS payments of medical graduates in country areas.
  4. Extra assistance for Country University Centres and their graduation of medical professionals – not just doctors but nurses, paramedics and allied health workers.
  5. Empowering pharmacies in country towns without doctors to provide extra health assessments, scripts and convenience for local residents. Our pharmacists are highly trusted and professional – an under-utilised resource in the NSW health system.

Parental Rights

  1. Removing political content from classrooms, with a blanket ban on the teaching of gender fluidity. Schools are there to teach literacy, numeracy, science, history and the other basics, not identity politics (race, gender and sexuality). If teachers need to express their politics they can run for parliament, rather than using their students as political guinea pigs.
  2. Declaring under the NSW Education Act that parents are the primary educators of their children, especially in matters of moral and ethical guidance and personal development.
  3. A legal right for parents to take their children out of classes that are not in accordance with their family’s moral and ethical beliefs.
  4. An obligation for schools to constantly brief parents on the content of future classes and courses– a ‘no surprises’ policy, so that parents know exactly what is being taught to their children.
  5. A legal requirement for schools to always inform parents of significant matters concerning the personal and academic development of their children. Unless by a relevant court order, parents should never be kept in the dark.
  6. For students aged under 18, school counsellors should not involve themselves in questions of gender fluidity and transition without prior reference to and the approval of parents.

Religious Freedom

One of the most distressing trends in Australian public life is the demonisation of Christianity. Israel Folau and Margaret Court are just the tip of the iceberg. Left activists have launched a vicious campaign against churches and people of faith, trying to drive them from the public arena. Even government bodies have joined this push, with some NSW schools banning Christian churches from hiring their facilities on weekends.

This is part of the Left’s attempt to undermine Western civilisation, of which Christianity is an essential pillar. The teachings of Jesus Christ and The Bible have given our society much of its moral code and purpose. Over a long period of time, Christian organisations, such as schools, mutuals and charities, have done amazing work in civil society.

If Christianity is weakened, then so too is our civilisation. As Mark Latham said in his maiden speech to the NSW Parliament, “No one should be afraid to say four of the most glorious words of our civilisation: ‘I am a Christian’”.

Protections against religious discrimination are urgently needed, not just for Christians but also religions that have experienced prejudice over longer periods, such as Judaism and Islam. NSW is one of just two Australian States without religious anti-discrimination laws (South Australia is the other).

In the last term of parliament, Mark Latham introduced a Bill to correct this deficiency. It provided protections for people of faith and the religious organisations to which they belong.

The Bill was sent to a Joint Select Committee which made some minor improvements and recommended for the legislation to proceed. But the Coalition Government found a series of excuses to oppose it, as did Labor and the Greens. The Morrison Government in Canberra also mismanaged this issue badly in early 2022.

The modified Latham Bill is regarded by religious leaders and legal experts as best-practice legislation in this field. NSW One Nation is committed to passing this law after the 2023 election.


  1. Transparency of fishing licence and boat registration fees to ensure the government contribution to the management of recreational fishing is restored to the agreed levels of 2001.
  2. Restocking of inland waterway with local native fish species.
  3. Targeting the removal of destructive introduced fish species.
  4. Opening of Marine Parks to sustainable recreational fishing and not further limiting fishing grounds.
  5. Review of all legislation relating to the recreational fishing industry to remove unnecessary and complicated restrictions.
  6. Opening public lands, in particular national parks, to increase access to fishing locations.
  7. Investing in research, development, and expansion of the industry at a level complimentary to the size and importance fishing provides to this state.
  8. Capitalize on the fishing tourism opportunities by developing a targeted advertising program both interstate and internationally.
  9. Partner with Local Councils to improve and expand facilities for recreational fishing such as boat ramps, jetties, parking, and cleaning facilities.
  10. Calling on the NSW Office of Sport to officially recognise recreational fishing as a sport so as to enable greater government partnership and investment.
  11. Including the social and health benefits of fishing when calculating the value of the industry to this state.
  12. Opposing the radical agenda pursued by the Animal Justice Party to bring crustaceans and fish under the coverage of animal welfare laws.
  13. Support a sustainable commercial fishing sector, recognising both its economic worth to the States economy but also its crucial role in supplying fresh local caught seafood.
  14. To underpin the commercial fishing industry we fully support and endorse ‘country of origin’ and ‘naming of seafood’ legislation to provide consumers with that important information.

Hunting and Firearms

  1. Support responsible firearm ownership for farming, target shooting, recreational hunting, employment and sporting purposes.
  2. Support evidence-based firearm legislation that balances licensing, safe use, safe storage and community safety.
  3. NSW One Nation does not believe law-abiding firearm owners are terrorists or criminals-in-waiting. We support legislation that targets criminals and criminal activity, not law-abiding firearm owners under the guise of ‘crime control’.
  4. One Nation believes in stricter border security and tougher penalties for crimes committed with firearms or other objects.
  5. One Nation believes that further regulation that targets law- abiding firearm owners will not reduce the illegal criminal use or trade in firearms.
  6. One Nation supports a permanent firearm amnesty where members of the public can hand in firearms and dangerous items without fear of repercussions.
  7. We support our returned servicemen and women and object to them being treated as second class citizens by Firearm Registries when applying for firearm licenses.
  8. The public and industry engagement and customer service standards of Firearm Registries must also be improved.
  9. One Nation supports the ongoing establishment of shooting ranges in NSW to promote the safe use of firearms, firearm training and provide facilities for mandatory attendance requirements. As much as possible, the NSW Government should assist the ranges in holding secure land tenure over their facilities.
  10. One Nation supports the right of all people to fish, hunt and harvest wild fauna and flora for their personal use (see above).
  11. One Nation recognises the cultural, traditional, spiritual, economic and environmental significance of recreational hunting and the important role recreational hunters play in the control of feral and introduced animals (see above). Hunters add $2.1 billion in value to the NSW economy each year.
  12. Recreational hunting is recognised internationally as a legitimate and essential part of conservation and species management. We support the expansion of regulated recreational hunting on public and Crown lands (see above). Just as every two years we cheer on our shooters and their success at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, it needs to be publicly recognised and accepted by government that recreational hunters and shooters are no less legitimate and praiseworthy in what they do.

Independent Schools

  1. Lifting the enrolment and staffing caps on Independent schools that do not have space, transport or parking problems. This is an important change for accommodating future enrolment growth.
  2. Streamlining school development applications, so that none take more than 12 months to determine. This can be done by addressing delays caused by government agencies, particularly Transport for NSW.
  3. Extending the infrastructure levy exemption for government schools to non-government schools. This would bring neutrality to the Council/State treatment of various school sectors.
  4. Recognising the importance of Independent schools in the provision of vocational education and training. These schools should be able to access VET courses (such as TAFE) on the same no-fee basis as their public school counterparts. The proposed $500,000 funding cut for studying VET course on-campus should also be reversed.
  5. Support recent proposals for the first-ever Hindu school in NSW. The Indian-Hindu community in very dedicated to the importance of school education. It’s a large and growing community, especially in Western Sydney, that deserves access to its own schools, just like other denominations.
  6. Opposing the proposal by Alex Greenwich MLA (as supported by Labor, the Greens and Liberal Left-wing MPs) to end the exemption for non-government schools from the Sex Discrimination provisions of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act. It is unacceptable and unworkable to empower LGBTIQ activists to take these schools to ‘human rights’ tribunals over school employment policies and even down to the detail of student access to school toilets and change rooms. One Nation will fight to maintain the exemption.
  7. Overhauling the system of Section 83C (Education Act) examination of school finances. While non-government schools should not accumulate and distribute private profits from their activities, the current system of financial review by the NSW Education Department has become unreasonably onerous, bordering on the deliberate persecution of certain schools. To make the process fairer and more efficient, One Nation supports:
  • Taking the administration of 83C out of the Department’s hands and giving it to a truly independent body, such as the NSW Auditor-General.
  • Recognising that the mentoring of other schools and organising overseas humanitarian missions do not constitute for-profit activities.
  • Placing a reasonable cap on the expenses any school must meet in complying with 83C investigations.

One Nation NSW Achievements Since Election in 2019

  1. The first Bill dealt with in the new parliament was Mark Latham’s attempt to lift the ban on nuclear power and uranium mining in NSW. It went to an 8-month inquiry by the Legislative Council Committee on State Development, which recommended for the Bill’s passage. But then a coalition of Liberal, Nationals, Labor and Green MPs voted it down.
  2. One Nation has been the strongest voice in opposing Matt Kean’s 100% renewable energy plan and Net Zero policies. In an all-night sitting in 2020, we forced 85 votes in the upper house against his Electricity Roadmap. We also successfully moved a censure motion against Kean in 2022 for his lies to the parliament about the closure of the Eraring power station.
  3. We proposed a Commonwealth State Energy Agreement to increase the supply of much-needed gas in NSW, which was signed by the two levels of government in January 2020. Our party has been the strongest supporter of the Santos gas project at Narrabri, to increase the State’s self-sufficiency in gas above its current level of just 5%.
  4. One Nation has led the opposition to vaccination workplace mandates in NSW, in our belief that workers should control their own health choices, not employers. We were successful in exposing the truth of how many government school teachers were prevented from working (over 10,000) at a time when students were being left unattended in class. This scandal led to the resignation of two Deputy Secretaries in the NSW Education Department.
  5. One Nation proposed and the Government adopted the new mandatory Year 1 Phonics Check which has worked well in South Australia. It makes schools teach phonics in early literacy – essential in ensuring our students can read.
  6. In 2021 we forced a clean out of the 42,000 teacher professional development courses authorised by the NSW Education Standards Authority, many of which focused on gender fluidity and other radical political content. A much smaller number of courses now concentrate on the basics of learning in classroom instruction.
  7. Through the work of the upper house Education Committee which Mark Latham chairs, the Government was forced to abandon its failed Local Schools, Local Decisions (LSLD) policy. This gave substandard schools the freedom to fail and keep on failing. One Nation has urged a policy of replacing LSLD with school performance targets and accountability.
  8. Mark Latham has been a constant presence monitoring and objecting to political propaganda in classrooms: such as the gender fluidity lessons for Year 2 students at Umina Beach Public School and the teaching of Black Lives Matter hatred at the Lindfield Learning Village. This monitoring role has been an important check on schools going further with their woke, Leftwing agenda. One Nation believes in education, not indoctrination.
  9. One of the agents for the promotion of gender fluidity in NSW, ironically, has been the office of the Children’s Guardian (given the child abuse involved). One Nation has succeeded in passing legislative amendments to prevent this appalling practice.
  10. We have also introduced Private Member’s Bills for Parental Rights and Religious Freedom in NSW. Parents need to be recognised as the primary educators of their children (without this right being attacked or diminished by the education system). People of faith must be free to practice their beliefs without discrimination.
  11. In 2021 One Nation moved and the Legislative Council supported a resolution to give homebuyers a way of avoiding upfront Stamp Duty, giving them a choice to pay a longer-term smaller amount to government. This is an essential housing affordability reform as Stamp Duty (averaging over $50,000 in Sydney) is a major barrier to people buying homes of a size and location that meet their needs.
  12. One Nation is unashamedly pro-development and pro-jobs. We want jobs for Australians first and foremost, not a return to the Big Australia immigration numbers favoured by Labor and the Coalition. In NSW, we have been effective in exposing the Liberals’ broken promise at the last election when they said they wanted to halve the migration intake to NSW. They never had any intention of doing this.
  13. Without steelmaking there can be very little manufacturing in our State. That’s why One Nation moved successfully in the upper house to secure the Dendrobium mine coking coal resource for BlueScope Steel in the Illawarra. We were able to classify steelmaking as an essential industry for the future of the NSW economy.
  14. Mark Latham has chaired the Newcastle Liquor Laws Reform Committee to end the lockouts from hotels, bars and restaurants in that city (the second biggest in NSW). Newcastle is on the launching pad for jobs growth in tourism and hospitality, and a thriving night-time economy is essential in giving young people jobs.
  15. One Nation has rejected the inner-city Leftist agenda in Aboriginal affairs concerning flags on bridges, Welcome to Country and Australia Day. Alone in the NSW Parliament, we have highlighted the crisis in housing, school education, welfare dependency and child sexual abuse in Western NSW towns like Bourke and Wilcannia. We have advanced practical solutions to these problems, not the worthless, insulting distractions of virtue signalling.
  16. We introduced a Bill to provide for mandatory sentencing of offenders who assault emergency service workers, expanding the legislative definition to include nurses, paramedics and firefighters. This is much needed in NSW.
  17. Rod Roberts introduced a Bill to provide for the taking by force (if necessary) a blood sample from an offender charged with spitting or biting an emergency service worker. The purpose is to ascertain if the offender is carrying diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B. The Government then introduced its own Bill which was carried.
  18. For farmers, One Nation has advocated successfully for floodplain harvesting as a basic property right, securing water for agriculture rather than false arguments about environmental flows, native fish and the needs of Adelaide.
  19. We have also led the campaign to protect the NSW greyhound industry, exposing the lies, vindictiveness and inefficiency of the Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission (GWIC). Unfortunately, the Liberals, Nationals, Labor, the Greens and Animal Justice parties voted against our amendment to abolish GWIC.
  20. One Nation has been successful in fighting on behalf of local residents and organisations for a range of community facilities: such as saving the Hurlstone school at Glenfield, rebuilding the Sydney Speedway in Western Sydney, accelerating Campbelltown’s Claymore and Airds public housing redevelopment, and securing fair rezonings for residents surrounding the new Badgerys Creek Airport.