I am pleased to announce that the Future Party has been successful in attracting over 500 eligible voters as members. This means that the Future Party has reached the minimum membership requirement to register a political party with the Australian Electoral Commission. The registration process could take up 3 months according to the AEC, however registration in time for the election is likely.
The eventual registration of the Future Party will allow a new agenda to be heard in Australian politics. The Future Party will represent a commitment to making decisions that will improve our society through investing in education, increasing science and technology development thereby structuring our economy to ensure continued prosperity.
Although it may appear at times that this is a one pony show, there are many members of the party working behind the scenes that have worked extremely hard to get to this point.
Firstly, thanks to all of you who have signed up. By doing so, you have helped make progress toward a better future through innovation, education and reform.
I would like to thank the many volunteers who helped write and refine the Future Party policy. Without the excellent refinements and additions provided by those who helped develop the policy, we wouldn’t have had such a strong basis for the creation of the party. I would like to thank the people who have liked us on Facebook and continued the discussion through electronic media.
Thank you to everyone who leafleted, told their friends, helped to process members, supplied us with contacts of organisations, gave us feedback and helped in various other useful ways.
Finally, I would like to thank the executive, Jordan Rastrick (Director), Alexey Feigin (Secretary) and James Haggerty (Treasurer). These three have worked tirelessly to ensure that the party has continued to work smoothly towards registration. Most of the executive never imagined themselves being this closely involved with politics which I think represents something special about the Future Party and its approach.
The Path Ahead
While this is an important milestone and we are able to temporarily slow down a little, the march towards the federal election is only just beginning. We will be looking towards increasing the base of volunteers who have helped so far in promoting the party. We aim to enlist organisers across the country to help build the campaign in as much of the country as possible. While this party started in NSW, a significant proportion (52%) of our membership comes from outside NSW.
We will soon be seeking donations to increase the number of people who hear the Future Party message of improving Australia and the world through investment in technological development and education. Stay tuned for how you can help make the Future Party a success.
Thank you all again for your support and we look forward to an exciting election year.