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Together Party delivers its budget speech April 2

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Mark Swivel, leader of the political party Together.

Leader of the newly formed federal political party Together, Mark Swivel, says they will launch their pre-budget speech an hour before the government does theirs on Tuesday April 2.

Local Barefoot lawyer and Duskyesky choir MC Mark Swivel heads Together and says his ‘thought through and fully costed’ budget will be announced at the Mullum Ex-Services Club, kicking off at 6.30pm.

The party will then tour to Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, North Sydney, Bondi and Marrickville.

Intelligent populism

Swivel says, ‘We all know we can move money from defence into climate, education or health, from fossil fuels to renewables, from the banks into community enterprise, from off-shore detention to on-shore justice. So, why don’t we?’

‘Together is about intelligent populism. We want to rebuild our common wealth – the things we own, share and do together. We believe a generation of market-driven policy has made Australia less fair, more unequal. Together wants a politics which reflects the good people doing good things across our communities.

‘People who want more than the Ford and Holden of the major parties and reject the fear-mongering fringe.

‘Togetherists want bolder action on climate repair, corruption and inequality; we want serious tax reform to fund public services – free ambulances but not school chaplains.

‘We want a Future Fund which drives the economy and a properly funded ABC that tells our national story. A publicly owned bank and voluntary euthanasia laws. And more!

‘Our events are like Ted Talks mixed with QnA, only we want to get elected!’

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  1. Provided they reject both the right and the left and, unlike the Greens, refuse to play the interminable ideological standoff game, they may be successful. The general population is increasingly suspicious of the usual BS political game.

  2. Good luck, Mark!
    A bit too rational for the average dude!
    Making Australia Slightly Better than Average Again by Mark Swivel, and
    Dead Right by Richard Denniss

    Never too young/ or old to learn how you are being screwed, unless you are doing the screwing!


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