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following:</font></b></p> <p><b>1. NO "BAIL-IN" </b> The City of London and Wall Street bankers who caused the global financial crisis have come up with the criminal policy of "bail-in": seize bank customers' savings, whether in deposits or investments, to prop up failing banks. The bankers can then continue the reckless financial gambling that causes banks to fail, with the assurance that when they get into trouble they will be able to seize our deposits to stay afloat. This policy is now legislated in Europe, the USA, and New Zealand. Due to opposition mobilised by the CEC, bail-in has not been legislated here in Australia; however, our bank regulator APRA has asserted it has the power to do it anyway. This is a huge threat to everyday savers and the superannuation of retirees. The CEC will stop bail-in, and protect the essential banking system by separating banking, taxing speculation, and prosecuting banking crimes. <br><b><i><a href="https://www.cecaust.com.au/bail-in/2016_03_22_bail-in.html">Find out more...</a></i></b></p> <p><b>2. BANK SEPARATION</b> to regulate banking and protect depositors and the economy. The CEC will impose a full Glass-Steagall separation on the banking system, so that retail banks that hold our deposits will be separated from riskier parts of the financial system&#8212;investment banking, stockbroking and insurance. Glass-Steagall is the name of the 1933 American law, the <i>Glass-Steagall Act</i>, which for 66 years separated commercial banks with insured deposits, from the predatory Wall Street investment banks, so financial speculators could not gamble with people's savings. The success of this law proved that the best way to protect bank deposits was to stop banks from doing anything risky; its corrupt repeal in 1999 led to the global financial crisis. The CEC is part of a global campaign to enact a Glass-Steagall separation in every country. <br><b><i><a href="http://www.cecaust.com.au/policy/glass-steagall/index.html">Find out more...</a></i></b></p> <p><b>3. ESTABLISH A GOVERNMENT-OWNED NATIONAL BANK</b> (like the original Commonwealth Bank) to create public credit to invest into the productive sector e.g. infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture and engineering. <br><b><i><a href="http://www.cecaust.com.au/policy/CNCBBill/index.html">Find out more...</a></i></b></p> <p><b>4. TAX FINANCIAL SPECULATION</b>, instead of increasing income taxes and the GST. More than $130 trillion per year is turned over by financial speculators who gamble in currencies, stocks, bonds and derivatives. A 0.1% tax&#8212;$1 in every $1,000 speculated&#8212;will raise $130 billion, discourage reckless financial gambling, and keep money in the real economy.<br><b><i><a href="http://cecaust.com.au/releases/2014_05_07_Tax_Speculation.html">Find out more...</a></i></b></p> <p><b>5. CREATE AN ECONOMIC SCIENCE-DRIVER PROGRAM</b> for future progress, using government-directed credit from the new national bank, to fund new technologies and major 21st century infrastructure of national significance, such as a high-speed magnetically levitated train network, and major water and power projects. This would stimulate meaningful and productive work for our youth and unemployed. <br><b><i><a href="http://www.cecaust.com.au/policy/blueprintforeconomicdevelopment/index.html">Find out more...</a></i></b></p> <p><b>6. SHIFT AUSTRALIA'S STRATEGIC POLICY TO ALIGN WITH THE BRICS</b> countries' global development vision. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as well as nations such as Egypt, are already building major infrastructure projects at home and abroad; they have invited all countries to participate in this "win-win" perspective. Australia must join their World Land-Bridge shipping and rail network to transform our trade and economic production. <br><b><i><a href="http://www.cecaust.com.au/brics">Find out more...</a></i></b></p> <p><b>7. DEVELOPMENT FOR PEACE, NOT ALLIANCES FOR WAR.</b> The London and Wall Street power brokers who concocted bail-in to protect their system see the BRICS model of collaborative economic development as a threat to Anglo-American financial dominance; therefore, their neo-conservative political lackeys&#8212;the same people who embroiled us in the regime-change disasters in Iraq, Libya and now Syria&#8212;are targeting China and Russia for war, which would be a calamity for Australia and the world. Australia must push our key allies, the UK and USA, to also embrace the above policies of collaborating with the BRICS on economic development, as a real alternative to being their geopolitical rivals. <br><b><i><a href="http://cecaust.com.au/main.asp?sub=pubs&id=NC_07_07.html">Find out more...</a></i></b></p> <p><a href="http://cecaust.com.au/main.asp?sub=policy&id=Mainpolicy.html">Read more on our Policies page</a></p> &nbsp; </td> </tr> </table> <!-- End section --> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> <p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <tr> <td> <hr size="1" width="80%" color="#000066" noshade> <center> <font face="Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular" size="1"> <i>Citizens Electoral Council</i> &copy; 2016<br> Best viewed at 1024x768.<br> Please provide technical feedback to <a href="mailto:webadmin@cecaust.com.au">webadmin@cecaust.com.au</a> <br> All electoral content is authorised by National Secretary, Craig Isherwood, 595 Sydney Rd, Coburg VIC 3058. </font> </center> </td> </tr> </table> </center> </body> </html> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </BODY> </HTML>