Australian Democrats are Setting up Local Branches Across Australia
Hands up if you want to be part of the most amazing political comeback in Australia's history.
If you have your hand up, then read on.
The Australian Democrats are working across Australia to establish local branches in rural areas.
We plan to field candidates in all states, and we need you to be part of that.
The Australian Democrats are Australia's oldest and most successful minor party. Established in 1977, the party had senators in parliament for over 30 years.
The Democrats held balance of power in the senate from 1980 to 2004, and sole balance of power for 13 years of that time.
That's longer than any other minor party in Australia's history, and proof of how we kept the bastards honest.
The party was deregistered in 2015, after 38 years, but we continued to exist as an organisation.
We regained federal registration in 2019, after just four years in the wilderness.
Today, the party's membership is the highest it has been in 10 years, and is still growing.
Our aim now is to become the party that represents rural Australia. We have established policies specific to sustainable agriculture and management of climate change, based on scientific evidence, and best practice.
We want to add to that policy by hearing what local communities need, and that's where you come in.
If you are interested in helping to form a local branch in your town or shire, we would love to hear from you.
Please send your expression of interest to email@example.com
We would also love to hear from people who want to become members.
You can join us at www.democrats.org.au/membership
If you feel you don't have the time to be part of a political party, you can still help us by making a donation to support our election campaign.
Donations can be made at www.democrats.org.au/donate
We look forward to hearing from you, because it is only with your help that we can re-enter parliament and keep the bastards honest.
Written and authorised by Craig Hill
15 Bassett Street, Nairne SA 5252
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Like in every major Australian city, there are certain regions of low socio-economic communities, where large, extended families intermingle, supporting each, with dire consequences for Covid transmission.
They are the highest transmitting communities, now subject to stricter restrictions.
Mistrust of government and misinformation about Covid brands, contribute to vaccination hesitancy. Community leaders' advice, rather than medical experts, is preferable.
More affluent eastern suburbs display a high vaccination rate, where more freedoms and less restrictions apply.
The great divide between east and west, in a city-wide society where resources are supposedly, equally distributed, can be put down to mistrust of authorities and police, with close-living large families with endemic cultural traditions and world views.
Fear of authorities and ignorance hold many back from being released from restrictions and lockdowns affecting 100%, until the 70-80% vaccination rates are reached.
This is becoming the pandemic of the unvaccinated.