Tim Bohm here. I am running in the upcoming election as an independent candidate for the House of Representatives seat of Canberra (Inner North and Inner South Canberra).
Here are some DIFFERENT ideas I want to put to the Canberra Electorate on how I propose we fix our broken political system and make everyday lives better for all.
LOCAL & INDEPENDENT!
I will put the community first. Free from party politics pay backs, donors, back room deals and favours. MORE INFO
I want every voter in the electorate to have the opportunity to actually have their say! MORE INFO
CAP POLITICAL TERMS
I propose we prevent the next ABBOTT, SHORTEN, JOYCE, DUTTON, KATTER or wannabe career politician! MORE INFO
WANT 30% CHEAPER FUEL?
Lets scrap the fuel tax. It doesn’t get spent on road users especially not in the ACT. It's unfair and there are better ways to fund road infrastructure. MORE INFO
High Speed Rail (HSR)
I propose setting up an east coast (VIC, QLD, NSW and ACT) Government-run lottery to raise the money to buy and secure the land on the east coast High Speed Rail route. Similar to the lottery famously setup to fund the building of the Sydney Opera House. MORE INFO
CLIMATE CHANGE & ENVIRONMENT
Building on the good work by the ACT Government, I propose a transition to 100% renewable energy, 50% by 2030. I will propose the Government restore a credible, science-based Climate Change Authority. MORE INFO
RiotACT/Region Media Editor Genevieve Jacobs interviews Tim - 6 May 2019
"Tim Bohm, perennial election candidate is at it again in the seat of Canberra. He is entirely independent, entirely self-funded.
When asked why he’s doing it, he’s quick to reply that his wife keeps asking him that too. But, he says, “I still want to make a difference and I’m sick of Canberrans being ignored or taken for granted.
“I think the political system is even more broken than before. A great example is the two leaders they’re making us choose from – two leaders nobody wants to choose from, which is a direct result of being taken for granted.”
“It’ the right time to be an independent. Take for example Kerryn Phelps and the Medivac bill: within a few weeks of being elected, she’d actually got something done. Canberra has had Federal members for a very long time who have achieved very little."
CAP POLITICAL TERMS
A different system is needed, I propose the following:
WHAT: Cap the number of terms that any elected Senator or lower house Member can serve in parliament.
WHY: Career politicians are completely out of touch with the average person. Rarely having to experience the consequences of the policies they support, they end up spending more time trying to stay in power than actually representing their electorates.
Politicians who have never had a real job outside of the party machines and associated entities/supporters proceed to cruise along, achieving very little over many years.
I propose a different type of democracy.
WHAT: Provide a streamlined way for voters to express their views on particular issues and propose their ideas.
WHY: For far too long, the decision makers from our major parties have let us down. It’s time to bring people back to politics and politics back to the people.
Direct Democracy does this. Not only does it give ordinary people a say, it also provides a mechanism for new ideas to make it to the top, without the hurdles of the big party machine, favours, donors, deals etc.
I want every voter in the electorate to have the opportunity to vote on key and important bills, legislation and issues, and for anyone in the electorate to be able to propose their own bill or change to an existing bill or piece of legislation.
Talking with veterans
- RSL National Event Lake Burley Griffin Canberra
My kids primary school fete
- One of many BBQ volunteers
On Sunrise talking HSR
- Benefits and possibilities
Rotary Club of Canberra
- Volunteering at BuyCycle 2018
Multicultural Festival 2019
- Good times with friends and the police
Talking with veteransRSL National Event Lake Burley Griffin Canberra
My kids primary school feteOne of many BBQ volunteers
On Sunrise talking HSRBenefits and possibilities
Rotary Club of CanberraVolunteering at BuyCycle 2018
Multicultural Festival 2019Good times with friends and the police
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