Jamie McIntyre launched his 21st Century Australia Party (21CA) campaign at the Glen Innes Services Club on Monday night, revealing the party’s 24 point plan in front of a crowd of 50 citizens.
He outlined his plan to revamp the entire political system, the voting system, and the education system among plenty of other big claims. The 21CA see this as a grand plan to be carried out over the next 10-20 years, streamlining government offices and levels of government, putting power back into the voters’ hands by allowing the people to vote on-line on major policies, creating an independent board for government spending, and educating people in the ways of finance and the business world.
“There has never been a better time or atmosphere to enter politics as there is now. There is a big gap for an organisation to come in and disrupt the two major parties and return power to the voters,” Mr McIntyre said.
What he didn’t do was go into any detail about local issues, issues that the New England electorate — where he wants to win a seat — need solving in the immediate future. Issues that will win the seat, such as local hospitals and health services, were not locally addressed, doctor shortages didn’t get a mention, roads were not mentioned, children services in the region were not spoken of, and efficiencies gained and equipping all school children with a computer tablet at the same time.
“The biggest issue we face is wastage in all three levels of government, I don’t care which party’s adopt our policies, it is not about power it is about change,” Mr McIntyre said.
There was a lot of talking being done, and at times it did feel like a business seminar.
The New England will need 21CA to address the immediate issues in the region if it is to get the votes and attention it is craving at the election.