Turbocharging democracy!!

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As in many things, there is a change in Aussie democracy. Traditionally the government ran the show and the people could like it or lump it. Today the people run the show. That is to say, those who get involved do. The others still like it or lump it.

Traditionally we individual Aussies formed associations and  joined organisations, then relied on them alone to represent us in discussions with government. Some were community associations, others business associations and still others farming associations. We voters did not individually have much power at all. That suited the government.

By combining in associations we can still marshal the resources for researching facts and figures, developing solutions, dealing with government ministers and bureaucrats one on one that we could not do individually. But facts and figures are not the only, or even the major factors, influencing government today. Today a major factor in every politician’s mind is keeping their job in parliament and preferably as part of the government. Without doing that, they cannot achieve what they want to achieve.

That is what gives us voters our Voter-Power. We cannot win an argument over policy with a bureaucrat. But today we can definitely persuade the parliament to give all Australians a fair go at life.

Traditionally we supported one political party or another and we voted for it in elections regardless of how much it worked against us or neglected our needs. We became disillusioned!

Traditionally the only politician we mostly ever spoke or wrote to was our local MP and that usually produced very little.

Turbocharged Voter-Power for a Fair Go!

Today voters have great sway over government because we have realised that Parliament controls the bureaucracy which delivers government and we, the voters, control who sits in parliament.

Today we tend more to cast our votes for the party that does what we want and against the parties that don’t.

Today we have the Votergram Turbocharge system that allows each and every Australian to tell every single member of any or every Parliament, what they want done and explain why they want it done, all in one action from their laptop or phone.  When all the Members of Parliament know what is wanted and have it explained to them, then they are much more likely to do it, than if it is just explained to one local MP or even the minister.

To Turbocharge it’s power, an association can make its detailed submissions to the minister and bureaucrats, then help its members with their voters’ hats on, Turbocharge the campaign by Votergram.

Multiple voters contacting multiple MPs leverage Voter-Power further. If 100 voters in an association support the organisation’s  submissions with Votergrams to say Federal Parliament of 225 MPs the concept being promoted is turbocharged by a constant supply of new ideas, suggestions and explanations..

Putting on your Voter’s hat
Today the individual voters, if continually and unfairly ignored when they communicate with parliamentarians, can don their “Voters’” hats and go into a marginal electorate just like politicians and political parties do, to persuade the voters there to vote a certain way in order for them to get a fair go on what they want.

Today there is a completely free association of voters all over Australia that we commenced last century. It is called the Australian Voters Network or Voters. It has no party politics and exists only to help and educate its members to persuade the parliaments to improve the fairness factor in Australian government policy. The more who join and share their own experiences, the fairer Australia becomes. It fits with the National Anthem doesn’t it?

Banks and Big Businesses Monopolies

For a long time the moneylending banks and big business monopolies have controlled government by bribing our elected MPs with election donations and bullying them with highly paid lobbyists.

That has resulted in a huge amount of suffering by Australians under the thumb of Big Business and banks courtesy of our parliament and the government bodies charged with, but failing to, protect us. Today thousands of Australians are threate3ned by debt because the government uses interest rates to control the economy. Surely controlling it through government spending and tax laws would be a fairer way to do it. Corruption in the banking industry in turn led us to develop FairGO and GBAC to tackle bank dishonesty. Combined with Votergrams this produced sensational results for Aussies trapped in unaffordable bank loans or difficult debt situations; for those denied education facilities or health care when needed and those concerned about the destruction of their lifestyles through over-development or the cost-of-living-crisis as is shown by the FairGO, Votergrams and GBAC websites.

Voter involvement frees the MPs from this Big Business Bondage and allows them to work for us as intended.

Democracy is the best system of government in the world, but only when driven by the voters to fulfil its potential. Government for the people comes from government by the people via their parliament.

Fair crack of the whip
Today it is the voters, not the bureaucrats, who can crack the whip and that gets the wheels of government turning in the right direction. Never mind the extremes of left and right. Australians mostly like to go straight down the middle and treat everyone fairly. Farmers know they don’t have to crack the whip all the time, but it helps to have it handy for when it is needed. Marginal electorates are  for voters, what a stockwhip is for a cattleman.

Join Voters now and Turbocharge your Voter-Power. It’ll do the job for you and it has been proven for 38 years without making any great fuss except in the privacy of parliament.

Speaking to politicians via the media is about as effective as speaking to your teenagers that way. Quietly, gently, privately does it in democracy by Votergram.

Greg Bloomfield

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