Voices of Corangamite sets out to regenerate our democracy

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The community and climate Independents movement is regenerating our democracy from the ground up. Engaged, positive and forward thinking, while putting climate first. Currently there are 24 community supported independents running in the upcoming Federal election. 22 of them are women.

Mike Lawrence ran as an independent candidate in the federal election in 2016. Together with Mik Aidt, he is one of the founders of the Voices of Corangamite movement for political change.

At an online meeting on 22 February 2022, Mike Lawrence explained how Voices of Corangamite has been formed by voters in the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast regions as their contribution to what is beginning to look like a real political revolution in Australia.

This video contains a four-minute excerpt of his presentation:

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In a short one-minute video Mike makes a call for an independent candidate to step up in the Corangamite community:

→ Read more on www.vociesofcorangamite.org

Launch meeting for independent candidate Nicolette Boele’s election campaign in Bradfield in Sydney’s North.

The success of Zali Steggall, and other independents, including Helen Haines and Rebekha Sharkie, have inspired a growing number of “climate independent” candidates seeking to unseat vulnerable Coalition parliamentarians at the next election, targeting the Morrison government’s failures to set meaningful climate change policies.”
~ Michael Mazengarb, RenewEconomy

“We are at a unique point in human history. Due to the scientific genius of men and women, we can either on the one hand improve the standard and quality of life of all mankind or we can destroy the planet as we know it.”
~ Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia

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The Independents

A seismic shift is happening in Australian politics.

All around the country independent candidates with courage and vision are stepping up to challenge the political status quo.

Smart, experienced and savvy people with a wide range of lived experience, are standing on platforms of climate action and its intrinsic economic opportunities, alongside a demand for renewed political integrity and accountability.

But who are they and what drives them? Meet the Independents.

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→ Big Deal – ABC documentary with Christiaan van Vuuren

→ Report by Australian Democracy Network: Confronting State Capture

→ Greenpeace: Dirty Power

“What we do over the next 10 years will determine the future of humanity for the next 10,000 years.”
~ Professor Sir David King, former UK Chief Scientist, Cambridge Centre for Climate Repair

→ The New Daily – 22 February 2022:
Liberal denies letterbox plea shows he’s vulnerable to teal challenge
“Ms Steggall and Ms Daniel are commonly referred to as “teal” independents for the way in which their platforms marry classically inner-city ‘blue’ Liberal values with concern for climate change.”

→ Euronews – 9 February 2022:
Extreme weather leads to more votes for green parties, study suggest
“With more and more people experiencing extreme weather, voting patterns are changing too, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. Researchers found was that high temperature anomalies and dry weather have a significant effect on voting patterns at a subnational level, increasing votes for green parties.”

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