Official Online Direct Democracy media release
In News, a historic turn in Australian Politics, as Online Direct Democracy Party, Australia’s first Online Party, a Not for Profit, contests the 2016 Federal Election! Picketing, marching, signing petitions, will be replaced with a tap on our phones with a Yes, No or Abstain vote on Every Bill, using an exciting Internet Platform called POLLYWEB!
Pollyweb, the ODD voting platform will revolutionise the way we view politics, making politics easily accessible, transparent and engaging, even fun, whilst ensuring all the facts are presented to voters without prejudice, so that voting is informed. ODD senators and MPs have committed in writing to vote as the majority direct on Every Bill. The Online Direct Democracy Philosophy is to Empower People.
With most of the population on their smart phones 24/7, this will entice our young voters. According to Associate Professor Joo-Cheong Tham, an expert in Australian electoral law at the University of Melbourne, young voters are ‘not engaged or interested’. “One-in-five are not voting, that is a serious issue, a serious democratic deficit,” he said. “It is concentrated among the young. We are talking about people coming into the political process, reaching adulthood who are for one reason or another disengaged from politics.
“Get rid of the ballot boxes and pencils and save on the $100m it costs to run each federal election!”, says Party Leader Francois Crespel.
With weeks to go, the party is on a crowdfunding mission, without any major backing other than the people it vows to represent. “We are ready to get out there and spruik online direct democracy, we invite Media Enquiries” says Tula Tzoras Candidate for Sydney ODD.
For more information and Media Enquiries please visit www.onlinedirectdemocracy.org
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