Delighted to read Dan Reade’s letter (September 1) calling for everyone to take a new cause to champion. I have it, it’s called true democracy, because this is something that’s lacking in Australia’s political system, with our duopoly party politics, pandering to corporations, mining companies and big pharma. What about the people and the environment?
The reality is, for the last 80 plus years, we have had a choice between two parties. They are both very similar and seem to say whatever they think will win votes at the next election, and then usually backflip when they win power.
This has to change, because they have both now become conceited tyrants, implementing legislation that is taking away the freedom and liberty of everyday people, and heading towards a totalitarian regime where our bodily autonomy and right to choose for ourselves has disappeared. They have shown poor leadership and stopped trusting the people, creating a police state and a great divide in our communities, and it’s time for them to go.
The solution is at the ballot box. We need to get away from party politics, and instead bring fresh new ideas, evidence-based policies and real, everyday people of integrity into parliament. We need true democracy. I’ve come across a new political party, called Australia’s Representatives, that I believe has the solution, so I’ve joined them in their grassroots movement to fight the good fight.
As a single parent, qualified high school teacher, and social worker, who has lived in Byron Shire for the last 15 years, I understand what our community needs: affordable housing, protection of our natural environment, and tax reform. Plus, hearing the voice of the people and putting their needs first, and this is what AusReps stands for. So I encourage the community to consider this option when voting at the next federal election, so that together we can sack the failed duopoly that is politics in Australia today.