The Two Party System is a scam. In the US, the UK and Australia citizens have a binary choice; team red or team blue. Parties prefer to argue with each other along ideological lines rather than create the best policy outcomes for the nation. It doesn’t have to be this way. There’s nothing in any of our constitutions that say government has to be formed by a party. It is legal, and possible, to have a who parliament of independents. Imagine that – politics without parties.
Voting independent doesn’t mean your vote is wasted. Independents force major reform and hold the government to account. So when it comes time to vote you’re not limited to the lesser of two shitty options.
Australians, use the power of the preferential voting system to your advantage. The major parties have been doing it for years, now it’s our turn. Put a number in every box on the House of Reps paper and do the same for the Upper House below the line.
Then get yourself a democracy sausage… You’ve earned it.