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Doing politics differently...

 

Voices for Monash is a community organisation of concerned citizens with no formal affiliation with any political party or other organisation.

We want to do politics differently. We want to invigorate and restore trust in democracy and ensure our elected representatives represent the values and concerns of the people, rather than a political party.​

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of Voices for Monash is to promote and facilitate active participation of Monash electorate voters in citizen democracy.

Voices for Monash seeks to improve community engagement and representation for the people of Monash.  We want to activate the community member’s interest in hearing about the issues, concerns and ideas that matter most to them, and support community members to raise issues with our elected representatives.

 

VISION

To restore trust in parliamentary democracy by ensuring it represents the will of the people.

 

AIMS

Voices for Monash aims to encourage active participation of Monash electorate voters in citizen democracy by:

  • Engaging electors in the political process and supporting electors to understand the federal political landscape and issues;
  • Hearing the diverse views of the electorate;
  • Voicing community member’s views on the key issues and priorities at the Federal level;
  • Advocating for an inclusive, open, honest and transparent political process where people treat others respectfully.

 

VALUES

Voices for Monash is committed to:

  • INCLUSION: engaging a diversity of voices - get involved, all voices heard

  • EQUALITY: we all have the same rights and should have equal respect; access, opportunities and outcomes for all - a fair go

  • INTEGRITY: openness, honesty and respect in our work together - do what you say, say what you mean

  • SUSTAINABILITY: action on climate; focus on ecology, economy and community

 

PILLARS

Voices for Monash is built upon:

  • TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILITY: restoring trust in politics - declare, report, test, verify, measure, study and research

  • ENVIRONMENT: evidence based policy on climate change, energy, land management and agriculture

  • COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION: sharing power by active engagement; people joining local networks and activities

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Our executive committee is elected each year. The committee for 2023/24 is: 

Chairperson: Fiona McKenzie

Secretary: Maureen Willson

Treasurer: Les Corson

General:  Deb Leonard,  Phil Schlemme, Nic Francis Gilley, Daryl Hoey

 

Sound good? Join Us! 

 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi


Federal Electoral Division of Monash

 

PRIVACY

Personal information is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. 

Voices for Monash (V4M) intends to protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in Australia.

Membership of Voices for Monash Inc is completely optional. Registration may include submitting your name, email, address, telephone numbers, options on receiving updates and other information. V4M endeavours to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us.

V4M intends to use personal information to communicate with people who are involved with the activities of V4M.

V4M will be sharing subscriber, member and volunteer information with the V4M endorsed candidate.

If you have any further queries relating to our Privacy Policy, or have a problem or complaint, please contact us by email.

For more information about privacy issues in Australia and protecting your privacy, visit the office of the Australian Information Commissioner's website:  www.oaic.gov.au

We acknowledge the help of Voices of Bradfield in setting out this statement.