Because democracy is a society in which voters are key.
They elect representatives (MPs) to a forum called parliament which controls the government.
Because they vote to choose who represents them, their voices carry great weight in parliament – if done politely, persistently and persuasively in the privacy of parliament rather than in public.
Businesses and public servants do not have to show members of the public any consideration because members of the public have no authority over them whatsoever.
In the 1980s FairGO discovered that people being abused or neglected by government could get very effective help and satisfaction from parliament.
It had been found that many people had not received help when they wrote to the minister or contacted their local Member of Parliament (MP).
A special communication system called a Votergram was invented to take a person’s request to every Member of Parliament. It was an overwhelming success.
It was discovered that the more people who contacted the MPs on a given topic and the more good reasons for change that were put forward, the more the politicians would do.
It was also discovered that the quality of the message and strategy behind it made a big difference to success.
Voters Network was formed to assist interested voters to influence government easily and effectively by Votergram.
Voters Network Members are supported by skilled political persuaders in their requests for government assistance whether on personal matters (eg Hospital treatment), community matters (eg school facilities) or matters of national significance (eg climate change). Membership is free.
Voters Network has no party-political affiliations or favourites. Its overriding concern is “Fairness for all”. It helps voters deal with THEIR issues, not its own. It empowers voters, not itself.
Voters Network is the place for nurses, doctors, patients, relatives, students, parents teachers and headmasters to come together to guide government to sensible, effective and fair policies and programs to make our hospitals and schools provide the best possible services to the community.
It is the place for all interested Australians who wish to see our society grow as a nation with a focus on fairness for all. Australians need to lead the people they elect as their parliamentary representatives, support and work with them to achieve the desired results.
MPs are not all-powerful kings, queens or dictators leading their people. They are there to work for and with the Australian people and in particular the people who elected them. They are very helpful.
Without that prompting from the people involved in delivering or receiving those services, improvement will not happen. More than with fairness and justice, democracy works like a tug-o-war with those who do most to persuade the politicians, receiving the most attention. That is not surprising as politicians depend on pleasing voters for re-election. But many rich and powerful organisations compete with the voters for political favours, in order to increase their wealth.