Is Australian media weakening democracy?

A bold plan to rebuild truth and integrity

What role does the media play in our democracy? Can it affect or even damage culture and public opinion? If so, what evidence is there of the media’s decline and its influence on politics?

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Welcome to

The Community Independents Project

We help get community-backed independents elected.

The Project will:

  • provide a forum for networking and sharing ideas

  • share resources via events, videos, articles and social media

  • fund work to further the purpose of getting Community Independents elected to Parliament

  • amplify how and why Community Independents can change Australian politics for the better. 

Community Independents

  • put their community first

  • engage their communities to actively participate in politics

  • commit to transparent and constructive politics

  • reflect the values and views of their electorates and are answerable to them

  • are creating real political change in Australia.

Community Independents ARE NOT:

  • members of parties

  • representatives of sector interests or politics

  • single issues politicians. 

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