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Australia: Attempt to Form the Citizen’s Dividend Party

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Paul Ross is trying to found the Citizen’s Dividend Party (CDP) in Australia, and to take part  in the election of May 2019.

The foundational pledge, as found on the website, is:

To render virtually Every Citizen Directly Better-Off and Australian Society absolutely Better-Off.”

This would be accomplished through the introduction of a Universal Basic Income (UBI), the pillar of the of the would-be party. The specifics can be found on the CDP’s Declaration: the bulk of the Citizen Dividend would be founded through a 20% full-breadth Goods and Services Tax (GST), the Australian Value Added Tax (VAT), and the proposed dividend would amount to around $18,000 for adults and $5,000 for children annually.

In order for the party to start, it needs 500 members who are enlisted to the Australian electoral roll.  With the next federal election due by May 2019, and the application to register a new party taking at least twelve weeks, the goal is to reach the required number of members by March 2, 2019.

 

You can find more information at:

Citizen’s Dividend Party’s Website: https://citizens-dividend.org/

 

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