The thinking & attitudes that inform the Real Democracy Party are guided by the assumption that injustice anywhere is an attack on justice everywhere.
So, we need to reboot the way politics currently functions in Australia to enhance our civil liberties – not constrain them.
We need to build a more socially just – egalitarian - and inclusive society – not the opposite.
One of the starting points in the model for the Real Democracy Party is that the way democracy is evolving in Australia over recent
decades has had an unhealthy shift away from a normal and healthy democracy. Over 2013 and 2014 this has become more pronounced –
particularly the aberrant behaviour in the public sphere & the manipulation of political competition.
The power of us - the people - is far more powerful than the people in power. If all of you who visit this website join the Real Democracy Party, there is nothing we cannot achieve together.
Our representatives - these days – to whom we have entrusted the power to be good stewards of our common wealth – are often more concerned with slicing and dicing our pie - to the benefit of an ‘entitled’ few. The Real Democracy Party is united in the believe that if our representatives are truly not for us – the people – and only keep promises whilst in election mode - it is time to replace them with representatives who are truly by - from and for us - the people.
The architects of the Real Democracy Party recognise that we need to construct a model of how a political party can behave - to build - and maintain positive political change. To this end, one of the underpinning assumptions of the development of the Real Democracy Party is the premise that an open and democratic organisational system needs to provide a model of the way political behaviour should be exercised at a macro level. This notion presumes in a political party that there is a healthy and robust balance between the interdependent values of freedom and equality and the necessary controls to constrain the potential for abuses of power by making all leaders truly accountable.Read More...
Having honest and uncorrupted politicians who truly represent our interests is not enough however. We must also have political parties that function in a manner that supports and enhances our open democracy and moves us to a sustainable society. So, having a new and improved democracy must be about providing all Aussies with the opportunity to vote for honest and incorruptible individuals who truly understand what we need and want our futures to become. Read More...