There are a bunch of political parties that are cutting each others knees and condemning each other to failure. Wouldn’t it make more sense to fly a single banner?
The Future Party (now the Science party)
The Pirate Party
Renewable Energy Party
Rise Up Australia Party
And probably some others.
These parties are all shooting in the same direction, with different guns. Most of these parties have been born from a desire for change from the current system and all are future-oriented parties. Surely they can all be conglomerated into one national, federal flag?
By being all broken into a myriad of parties you’re simply ensuring that you will never succeed. It’s a behemoth of a challenge to dethrone Liberals and Labor and take their massive margin of votes over the smaller parties, especially when all those smaller parties are warring for votes themselves. The only reason the greens got so big is because they conglomerated, pooling their votes from fragmented parties.
Now, I’m not saying join the greens, but the political climate of the planet is changing, and it’s starting to happen to Australia as well. We have an aging population starting to drop off the perch, removing staunch Liberal/Labor voters from the pool entirely. We have a youth that is more engaged with international politics now than ever in the last twenty years (arguably) and we have an archaic web of old white men who hold public opinion of being blatantly corrupt (whether or not they really are). If there ever was a time for William Wallace to lead Australia to political utopia, this is it.
Has there been discussion amongst the parties to unite? Are there ideological differences? Can those differences be overcome?
It’s party suicide trying to take on the big boys when you’re so fragmented like this. I still haven’t decided who to vote for, but at this stage it will likely be Labor because they’re the left-most party with any chance of getting in.