Fiona Patten explains why it's time for REASON

Australian politics is broken - the major parties are incapable of reform. The minor parties are being squeezed out and trust is all but lost, with corruption, factional in-fighting and inaction the norm. Australian politics has become cruel, self-centred and small-minded and right now extremists hold the balance of power... It’s time for REASON.

Commit an act of REASON...  join, spread the word, subscribe or go to www.reason.org.au/act

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Australian politics is broken.

The major parties are incapable of reform.

The minor parties are being squeezed out.

And trust is all but lost.

Corruption. Factional in-fighting. Inaction.

Australian politics has become cruel, self-centred and small-minded.

And right now extremists hold the balance of power.

It’s time for REASON.

For reasonable people who want real change for the better.

From young people who can’t afford a place to live, to older people who want to be able to die with dignity.

For sensible drug law reform.

For ending religious privilege.

For people across the political spectrum.

REASON is a movement for radical common sense.

It’s a vehicle to bring us together.

And we’re creating a political party to take common-sense and Reason nation-wide.

My name is Fiona Patten.

For years I’ve been fighting for the rights of regular people. And winning.

REASON is non-partisan.

We’re non-ideological.

And we’re evidence-based.

We’ll support a good idea wherever it comes from.

We are seeking creative solutions to complex problems.

Solutions that have been held back for far too long by squabbling major parties.

Your rights, and your future, might be threatened.

Housing affordability, marriage equality, privacy.

Reasonable voices are not being listened to.

And people are pissed off.

These things are not easy, but we will demand results.

With good will and creativity these things are doable.

A post-carbon economy that works for everyone.

Maintaining rights, freedoms and national security.

A country where you can marry the person you love.

These things are all within Reason.

And we’re going to fight. And we’re gonna keep fighting.

We are going to change this.

Join us and spread the word.

There are many ways to be involved. Here’s how to find out more.

It’s time for REASON.

Commit an act of REASON...  joinspread the wordsubscribe or go to www.reason.org.au/act