Democracy is a verb.
Who are we?
We are a community of locals who are positive about a brighter future through honest, independent politics. We are mothers, fathers, grandparents, young, old and in between. We are a talented, hard working and caring community who want to create a better future. Together, we are discovering and seeking to represent the shared goals and common values of the people of Tasmania.
Voices of Tasmania is a non-partisan, not-for-profit association of Tasmanians who are passionate about better democracy – positive, transparent and firmly rooted in community. We listen to community perspectives then seek out Independent candidates who’ll amplify them at Local, State and Federal levels, restoring balance and integrity to politics.
Our network spans all five Tasmanian electorates with a steering committee and sub-groups developing right now.
We operate under a Charter, a Code of Conduct and a set of values.
How It Works
We’ve developed a three stage approach for communities to set the agenda and secure a positive outcome in the 2025 State and Federal elections.
1. Collect – Our surveys and community conversations allow Tasmanians to voice the issues that matter to them. The results will be collated, analysed and sent to all elected State and Federal Representatives and candidates by early 2024. Each electorate’s key issues will be identified as well as how well voters feel represented by their current representatives.
2. Connect – We support community-driven search and selection processes to unearth awesome independent candidates. We’ll enable local communities to choose outstanding candidates and representatives who will commit to the key issues their electorate have voiced and prioritised.
3. Campaign – At the 2025 State and Federal elections we will be campaigning for all candidates to uphold and deliver on the priority issues each region has identified. All candidates will run and fund their own campaigns; our job is to engage with, educate and activate the public about the most important initiatives Tasmania needs.
Where we’re at
Right now we’re in Stage One: Collect. We’re pursuing a goal to hear from 1000 Tasmanians in each of the five electorates. With 5000 responses, this data will be used to discover what Tasmanians truly want from their political representatives.
In early 2024, Voices For Tasmania will publicly report on the findings and lobby all candidates and current members of parliament to heed the voices of their fellow Tasmanians.
Add your voice to the chorus by taking our five minute survey.
“Voices of Tasmania stands for greater participation in democracy, not parties or policies. The parties are losing support and people want better alternatives, better candidates, more local voices in government.”
“We’re all about community engagement in politics; about people finding their voice and common interests for the good of our state. It’ll be up to each candidate to decide what they campaign on and what colour they use – as independent individuals!”