Is three independent community service providers who support 'the movement'.
Exists to support 'the movement'. It provides all the infrastructure that is necessary for each RepresentUs organisation, and the Community Representatives they support across our nation. This means every Community Representative does not need to invest anything to become a Community Representative candidate other than their time and passion for positive change for our nation.
Is each independent RepresentUs state and territory organisation that are set up to manage the campaigns for their jurisdictions of all the Community Representatives - who will represent their state and territory communities - in our Common Wealth Parliament.
The movement supports Community Representatives who are committed to the principles and important facts of the movement, which underpin a shared understanding of what a sustainable national policy vision for Australia should look like. This vision is dynamic and directly informed by every Community Representative and their constituents.
These principles and important facts of 'the movement' are the scaffold from which our open and democratic society will be refreshed for the greater good. These principles and important facts are therefore central to the purpose of the RepresentUs Australia Movement. However, it is also critical that 'the movement' protects the independence of the candidates it enables.
Each Community Representative will have their own campaign and constituent engagement platform and army of volunteer supporters. This is to support them in continuously developing their communities constituent engagement initiatives, before, during and after they have achieved representative office.
No Community Representative will be required to invest any of their personal income towards anything that is provided to them by the think tank or the movement. This is because 'the movement' aims to open up our representative democracy to people that are committed to be champions of our open and democratic society not syncophants for vested interests or high society.
Every Representative needs to formally commit to a code of ethical behaviour and conduct, which is a formal guarantee to those who support them that they will maintain the highest personal and public standards, whilst being a candidate and a representative. In addition, they will be required to agree to the terms and conditions governing the use of the proprietary digital platform from the RepresentUs Think Tank. Crucially important is that every Community Representative will also commit to a shared vision of what a national public policy road map towards a positive, sustainable future for our nation looks like. This is publicly available on this website.
It is time our nation has Community Representatives who truly believe in representing their communities not vested interests or narrow personal or ideological agendas. Community Representatives that have the best interests of our people, our communities, our natural heritage - our nation - and our planet - at heart.
The movement is committed to making sure that every independent candidate it supports is truly committed to authentic engagement with their constituents and their communities all of the time. This is why we have an ongoing and clearly articulated constituent engagement program, which all Community Representative's are actively involved in on an ongoing basis.
After this first stage of the movement has been successfully launched in the 2022 election, 'the movement' will significantly expand its activities into state, territory and local government campaigns. Why? Because our open and democratic nation needs refreshing at all three tiers of our government - not just in Canberra.
For the first time in Australia's political history there is now a way for all Australians to become directly involved in representative roles, and any public policy, which directly impacts on our communities.
Australia is a wealthy country. Yet we have millions of Aussies living in poverty and hundreds of thousands of them being kids under fifteen. RepresentUs Australia is here to draw a line in the sand - to actively support the rights of all Australians - to a fair go. RepresentUs Australia aims to make sure that ALL Australians are authentically represented, including those communities that have been lied to, ignored, violated, damaged - and beaten down - by successive major political parties that have failed to represent them.
The public policies of current and past representatives in our Common Wealth government have amounted to waging a war against the poor.
The Community Representatives who are central to the RepresentUs - Australia - Movement will be in our Common Wealth Parliament to wage a war on poverty not the poor. They are united by this core objective along with a number of other important public policy goals which you can see if you click here
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 RepresentUs - Australia - Movement, there is nothing we cannot achieve together.
Our community believes that our representatives in our Common Wealth Parliament should be fearless champions of open and democratic society. They should be wise stewards of our common wealth and tireless in rejecting corruption of any form in any place - including Canberra.
Our elected representatives should be independent of any vested interests other than the people that voted for them to be their representatives.
The Movement is very deliberately not an organisation, because it believes our Community Representatives should be empowered to directly represent their communities. However, this does not mean that the cannot be also united by a shared positive - and sustainable vision of the future - that is informed by evidence - not neoliberal ideological mythology, which treats people like commodities.
Economics is a contested discipline. Economists cannot agree on how the economy really works and over the last 100 years they have changed their mind about how the economy works and how to manage it. Fortunately there are a global group of economists who are not ideologically blinkered, who stick to the data and the facts of how a modern economy works, to understand it, and manage it more effectively. This school of economics is called Modern Monetary Theory and it is the intellectual counter punch to neoliberal mythology.
MMT economists have charted a clear way for the economy to be managed for the benefit of all.
The body of knowledge the global MMT school of economists have produced allows us to reject the blatantly false and self-serving Neoliberal theory foisted upon a trusting public by our so-called representatives. This ideologically driven Neoliberal mis-representation includes the absurd notion that a government that issues – or creates - its own currency is budget constrained – it isn’t.
What would you do if you learned that the government's budget does not decide how much it can spend? What would you do?
This commuity acknowledges the inalienable rights of the First Nations Peoples and the fact that they never ceded sovereignty over their land.