The current situation is: MAP is in the throws of becoming a new political party. The first step is to receive enough membership applications to register the party with the Australian Electoral Commission. However...
The Middle Australian Policy is:
To Introduce Direct Democracy to
Labor, Liberal and others have good and bad policy.
MAP is about recognising the policies that are of benefit to Australians,
or Australia and assisting in their passage through goverment.
MAP is NOT to the Right, Left, Centre or Green
MAP is about what is the best policy for Australians and this country,
decided on by Australians
Policy can also be put forward by elected representatives, however they will follow the same procedure as MAP members, and a member majority vote will be required to make it policy of MAP.
There is a long road between this point in time to when MAP has the representation in State and Federal Parliaments to introduce the changes required to move to direct democracy.
The first election that MAP will have a candidate in is the next Queensland State Election.
There are other policies that have been suggested by members looking to sit for the next state election. These policies at this stage are member policies and until MAP is properly constituted they cannot become policies of the Middle Australia Party.
If you have a policy idea or suggestion, you are most welcome to forward these policies or ideas.
How policy from Members becomes MAP Policy
Middle Australian Party policy will come from the members. Members will put forward policy on the policy section of the website. It will be checked for legal and constitutional correctness.
It will then be listed in the policy forum. Members will be able to comment on the policy, for and against and make suggestions. The member who put the policy forward has the right to be the Policy Editor. The Editor can make changes to the policy based on the feedback and consult with other members. When the policy is thought to be in the final draft, it will go into the voting pool.
Once in the voting pool, members are notified that a vote is required and are informed by email or text. Members can go to the policy forum and look at the discussion and then cast a valued vote for -10 (fully against) to +10 (fully for) the policy.
The website then calculates the vote and presents the result as a percentage. A high percentage would make the policy a policy of the Middle Australian Party.
Representatives would then be required to put the policy into a format and table it in Parliament.
There is a road to travel to bring Direct Democracy to Australia.
It starts with one step, becoming a member. Will you join me?