Media release – The Local Party, 28 August 2021 Local Party Senate Candidate Announced On Friday night, to a cheering crowd of regulars, Tasmanian publican Leanne Minshull announced that she will be running for the Australian Senate. “I love running the pub, and I love hanging out with my locals but I’m putting my pint […]
Media release – The Local Party, 28 August 2021
Local Party Senate Candidate Announced
On Friday night, to a cheering crowd of regulars, Tasmanian publican Leanne Minshull announced that she will be running for the Australian Senate.
“I love running the pub, and I love hanging out with my locals but I’m putting my pint down so I can run for the Senate in the upcoming election.
I have worked with people from all walks of life, but too many of the usual suspects are getting elected to our parliament.” Ms Minshull said.
The publican at Hobart’s Fern Tree Tavern, Ms Minshull is an independent policy analyst and has worked with stakeholders across Australia to progress social, economic, educational reform.
Ms Minshull co-founded The Local Party in 2021, and it gained its state registration earlier this month.
Under Local Party rules elected representatives get their own vote on every piece of legislation. Local Party MP’s will not be able to advocate for one policy in their community and then vote another way in Canberra under party direction.
“The Local Party is seeking to create a different way of doing politics. I’m running because I want to be part of that change.
Our democracy is in desperate need of representatives who can speak their mind and vote their conscience.”
The Local Party has also embedded citizen juries in its constitution and elected members must hold at least two a year.
Also known as citizen assemblies, citizen juries randomly select everyday people and present them with evidence from experts on a particular subject.
“Politics should be about making decisions in partnership with each other, not sham consultation processes where we are asked what we think and then ignored.”
There are currently 80-90 citizen juries running all over the world. The South Australian Government used this process to decide the location of a nuclear waste dump and the Victorian government to assist in better health outcomes.
“I’m not kidding myself, I know enough about politics to know that taking on the party system is hard, but if it can start anywhere it can start in Tasmania.”
Source: Tasmanian Times https://www.tasmaniantimes.com/2021/08/local-party-preselects-leanne-minshull-for-senate/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=local-party-preselects-leanne-minshull-for-senate