- Elected representatives may only seek re-election for a third and subsequent two-term periods after one term outside the political process.
- Political parties are banned. Each representative stands for election in their own right
- Party whipping conventions will be ended.
- Campaign budgets will be fixed and must be drawn from a public central account and re-imbursed after the election.
- The governing executive must be elected from the pool of all representatives in a parliamentary system.
- Representatives will be subject to ‘recall’ provisions for poor performance.
- Any special powers enacted by government must be subjected to a people’s referendum.
- Proven collusion between politicians and media will be subject to heavy penalties.
- Financial or other disbursements available to representatives will end when they leave office.
Major effects and benefits
- Party political partisanship and the operation of an entrenched political class is limited.
- Politics becomes a community service mot a chosen career
- Money does not help dictate who is elected.
- The people have direct power over their representatives.
- Using party politics to amass personal wealth is ended.
- Each representative must stand in their own right
- Political factions can only develop for short periods around specific issues.