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When a party fails to reach the required number of seats in an election they don't automatically get funding as an opposition, they get the same pay rates as any other MP or senator. The Prime Minister has the power to, and normally does give them opposition status.
The purpose of this petition is to let the next Australian Prime Minister know we do not want that to happen.
Federal politicians in Australia need to renew their mandate with the people of Australia. A hung parliament that must wed to vested minority interests is not the will of the people.
The current Government does not represent the interests of a majority of Australians and it has implemented and is implementing policies it said it would not implement.
The people should be given the opportunity to make another judgement and an election should be called.
Our party needs leaders with a demonstrated following at every level of the party. We need party structures that prevent vested interests permanently capturing power. We need a party with a commitment to Labor values and principles.
We need real change, change of the sort recommended by the 2010 National Review, most especially an end to interventions in preselections and increases in direct democracy.
Opinion polls demonstrated a significant number of ALP voters prepared to desert the ALP after its backflip on climate change earlier this year. With the recent change in Prime Minister, there is likely to be an announcement on climate soon, aimed at placating those voters.
The risk is that any new announcement will not be a significant improvement on existing ALP climate policy, but disaffected voters will feel they have to vote Labor for fear of worse under the Tony Abbott and the Coalition. This petition aims to give those voters a voice before the ALP announces its new approach to climate.
We also aim to empower voters who want to vote climate by providing easy to understand answers to questions about climate, climate policies and the implications for climate of their vote.
If you want to know more about these issues or if you like our petition but have questions or concerns you want to raise before signing, then visit our facebook site (above).
Often our politicians put forward motion or act in ways that are not representative of the majorities interest.
As we now have advanced technologies such as the internet their is no reason why our politicians cannot more accurately represent the wish of the majority of thier constituents instead of acting on matters loudly extolled by the loud minorities.