“Elections are reverse slave auctions in that people are permitted a nominal voice in choosing who will exercise ownership rights over them. But once the winner is sworn into office, the candidate’s campaign promises do nothing to curb his power.
The moment the bidding ends and a winner is declared, the illusion that the slaves are running the show vanishes.”
– James Bovard, ‘Attention Deficit Democracy’, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Representative democracy in Australia is a farce. Parliamentary representatives represent not the people but their own political party and personal interests. Only by elevating Australia to a Direct Democracy and embracing Citizens Inititated Referenda, will restore true representative democracy for the people of our nation.