POLICY * Direct democracy

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Democracy in Australia exists only in our parliaments; that is why Australia refers to itself as a Parliamentary Democracy.
 
Our Constitution only allows for democracy within the Australian Parliamentary process where your political representatives work best and firstly for their mates and then the rest of us. 
 
"The Parliament is at the very heart of the Australian national government. The Parliament consists of the Queen (represented by the Governor-General) and two Houses (the Senate and the House of Representatives). These three elements make Australia a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy." Parliament of Australia 

Forum for popular representation

The current forum for popular representation is via a process of mandatory voting that is subject to cronyism and the personal agendas of the representative and those who financially support them or their party.  This is in direct contravention of our stated intentions of providing a democracy where citizens are free to vote and to be fairly represented.
 
Today we have the ability to provide direct democracy and fair representation to every Australian via a secure digital app. so that our representatives can fulfill their duty of representing their electorate based on the real wishes and wants of the Australian people that such an application can provide for us.  
 

Votes in parliament must reflect the will of the people

Voting on an electorate basis on each item brought to the parliament. The parliament should discuss the issues and make that discussion available to their electorate. Members of the electorate may then offer their vote via an online or mobile application. (App process description to follow)

Voters must retain their democratic right to change their vote up until a final date and time where all votes are locked in with the final decision based entirely on the will of the voters. It is then the role of the representative to represent the will of the people of their electorate in the parliament. Postal voting should remain available, as well voting can be made available through all publicly accessible government instruments to assist those without technological ability.
 
If less than 100 votes are received on any issue it shall be deemed to have insufficient interest from the people therefore the representative shall declare that lack of interest to the parliament. The electorate should be informed online or via the app. that insufficient interest was shown by the people in the electorate. No vote in the parliament shall be made or taken by the peoples representative in this circumstance.


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