header photo

Time for a change?

March 25, 2015

Did you know that Australia's first national Parliament was made up of just 75 Members in the House of Representatives?  16 Labor, 32 Protectionist, 25 Free Trade and 2 Independents.

It is interesting that no one political Party or group held anywhere near a majority in the first Parliament and that decisions were made by consensus rather than by a "ruling Party" or by a Party-controlled Government. 

Today, we have a 150-Member Parliament dominated essentially by just two Parties, with Government controlled by the Party scoring the highest number of seats in the House of Representatives.

Do we somehow have better Government?

Many people think that the two major Parties are more interested in winning elections and in staying in power than in representing or serving the people;  that they have stopped listening to the people, following their own agendas instead;  and that, through their constant tinkering with the electoral system, they have actually hijacked our democracy to suit themselves.

Have you noticed how often politicians from the major Parties say one thing before an election, then do the opposite afterwards?  How they suddenly claim a mandate for all sorts of things that they want to do, but which the people have never agreed to or asked for?

Australian Voice believes it is time for a change.

It is time for ordinary, every-day Australians to take back our democracy and to have Governments that are accountable to the people — not to Big Business or to the Union Movement, or to foreign interests.

We are not a political Party, but support genuine Independents prepared to represent their communities in our Parliaments and Local Authorities.  We are exclusively funded by our own members.  We are not sponsored, financed or directly influenced by any corporation, union, church or other lobby group.

Our aim is to give a voice to ordinary Australians by helping collate and disseminate policies and ideas that reflect the mainstream thinking of the community.

We invite you to take a few minutes to check out our pages...

Go Back

Comment