A new political party formed in the village of Federal on Australia Day is taking a revolutionary approach to politics by having the principle of innovation in all things as its core aim.
The Innovation Party held its inaugural committee meeting in Federal Park on Tuesday, which organisers felt was ‘poetically appropriate’ for the launch given the township in Byron hinterland was named in honour of Australia’s birth as a nation in 1901.
Federal resident Malcolm Robertson, the party’s public officer, said the new organisation was committed to a set of ‘common sense principles’.
Mr Robertson told Echonetdaily that ‘to influence the next election cycle we need 500 members to register now’, and that membership is free.
He listed the ‘Common Sense principles’ the party was committed to:
• Collect ideas, designs, functions and innovations that progress humanity’s higher aspirations into a resource available to all for “The Common Good”;
• Engage every individual regardless of their position, culture, or creed to contribute to the full potential of this resource
• Realise that which is truly important to an individual is important to us all
• Confront apathy and ignorance
• Refine our thinking processes to reflect on the principle and purpose of all applications
• Respect all life and treasure bio-diversity
• Consider our actions and the impact for future generations
Mr Robertson said the party aimed to ‘inspire engagement in democracy through innovation’.
‘A grassroots connection can now be applied using scientific methodology to bring about progress for all to participate in governance,’ he said.
‘Education, transparency and engagement are the foundations of a robust democracy.
‘New representatives from a diversity of backgrounds are needed to bring integrity and a fresh approach.
‘How? Science applied > develops methodology > its application > results in innovation.’
Mr Robertson said www.innovationparty.com.au website is now available for anyone interested in joining the party, which has free membership.