Why Now


The current major parties are paralysed by factionalism, corruption and political deadlock, and extremists hold the balance of power. Pragmatic solutions to housing affordability, climate change, job insecurity and other important issues are simply not being delivered. People are sick of irrational politics. Many are deeply concerned about the future of our country. In the 2016 election more than a third of the population voted for a party other than the Coalition or Labor in the Senate.

We challenge the idea that Australians have to settle for the status quo. The status quo is unacceptable. The gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, for women, and regional Australians, remains unclosed. The top 1% of Australians own more wealth than the bottom 70% combined. Personal freedom and human rights are under threat. It is still illegal for some people to marry the person they love.

Politics must be something more than a sad joke for young people. Reason intends to liberate people young and old from the two-party stalemate, and sinister right wing alternatives. 

As recent movements in the United States and Europe have said - enough is enough. 

It’s time for Reason.


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