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.


This is about us. It’s about us as Tasmanians.


It’s about you, me and everyone else who lives here on our islands. It’s about political accountability, health, housing, education and our local economies. It’s about our natural environment, biodiversity and dangerous climate change. And it’s about making life here very good for all of us, beyond the privileged few.

We are creating a Tasmanian groundswell of support behind a new, community-led model of political representation based on consultation and transparency. Together, we are finding and focusing on the shared goals and common values of Tasmanians. We are an incorporated not-for-profit association with a growing network across Tasmania. Community representation with integrity is the point of government. We need more of it — now.

Many people are too busy to follow politics, or believe that it’s not important, or don’t understand how it works. The “Voices” movement has emerged across Australia because every so often there comes a time when we absolutely need to step up into the conversation and take part, and that time has come.

By coming together and speaking up now, we are seeking to encourage the emergence of local Community Independent candidates in each electorate at the next State and Federal elections.

Candidates who will vote in the best interests of the Bass, Braddon, Clark, Franklin and Lyons communities, ushering in a brighter future for Tasmania founded on honest, caring politics and good governance.

Acting Convenor: Steve Saunders

Secretary & Public Officer: Christine Booth

Acting Treasurer: Michael Roberts

Committee Member: John Harris


Steve Saunders

Acting Convenor


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