New political movement to contest Victorian election
Describing itself as the voice of the community sector, People Power is running with a campaign of empowering families, consumers, people with mental and physical disabilities, the aged, volunteers, community organisations, small business and individuals. According to ProBono Australia, the party plans contesting state elections in:
To be announced at a launch event on 15 June in Melbourne, the Victorian team of up to 30 candidates includes a ‘tantalizing’ list of candidates with NonProfit backgrounds:
The new party says it represents a broad mainstream of society that is currently without political voice or representation in the parliament.
The campaign will be led by Jack Reilly, former Deputy Secretary of Treasury in Victoria and a Socceroo legend. (Australia?s goalkeeper in the 1974 World Cup) Reilly will stand in the Northern Metropolitan Region for the Upper House.
President and Co-founder, Vern Hughes says in Victoria they aim to win several seats in the new Victorian Upper House and hold the balance of power, and to win three seats in the lower house.
Hughes, who is also the Executive Director of Social Enterprise Partnerships says: