In 2014, Fiona - the leader of the Reason Party - attempted to win a parliamentary seat who finally claimed victory in the upper house seat representing the northern metropolitan region in Victoria.
According to Financial Review; Fiona has been living in Melbourne for about four years, having established the Sex Party in 2009. She has broadened her platform to include supporting voluntary euthanasia, same-sex marriage, decriminalising cannabis for personal use, greater transparency in government through freedom of information laws, and increasing people’s right to privacy.
Regardless the concept, the party waved a storm which asked:
And this is the point, Is the lobby different from the party? Is that better? Is that the reason of Fiona’s success?
Lobbyist–policy-maker relations are important in explaining the relative power of an interest group, since it is at this point that the demands of the group are conveyed to government.
Interest groups have long been active in international affairs. A confluence of factors accounts for the explosion in international lobbying activities. These include: the increasing importance of international organizations, such as the United Nations (UN) and its various agencies, and regional organizations, such as the European Union, with jurisdictions that extend beyond national borders; the fact that many issues require an international approach; and increasing awareness of issues because of advances in communications and the adoption of many international causes in Western democracies (where most international interests originate and operate) by an increasingly affluent middle class.
So; as long as human beings engage in politics, “interest groups” will be a part of the political process. Moreover, interest group activity will almost definitely increase in all political systems in the future, Which obliges us to answer this question clearly:
Are we a local party or an international lobby?