Transparent commitment by electoral candidates
Refreshing to see the bipartisan commitment to a revised protocol
for referendums. This includes producing and distributing an explanatory pamphlet.
Our democracy would be even better if it were compulsory for
all political parties and independent candidates to issue an evidence-based policy
document ahead of each election.
For the Lower House, this could cover the fundamental principles
by which the parties and independents will address policy issues and the
specifics for the term following the election. Senate candidates could say how
they will seek to influence key policy issues and how they will work to uphold the
integrity of government.
23 March 2023 by Glenn Barnes