Australian Parliament House is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. We have gross negligence on so many fronts; Parliament right now would struggle to pass as “the people’s house”.

The faces of these women speak for so many fed up Australians this week.

The efforts…


I’ve nearly completed my first semester into a Masters of International Law and International Relations, study which has followed my undergrad in International Business and Chinese Business.

This could give an impression I’m somewhat obsessed with foreign affairs, and while this isn’t necessarily untrue, it fails to account for my…


Since the 1970s, Australian has been governed federally by one of two major political parties, the Australian Liberal Party (LP), and the Australian Labor Party (ALP).* …


A few hours ago, I received the call I’ve worked non-stop for seventeen days to get. My mum and Aunt had safely arrived on Australian soil. They are no longer #stuckinPeru.

My mum (right) and Aunty on their LONG transit back to Australia

I expected to feel such relief. I thought I’d be able to return to my strange new routine of…


I feel there is an old political myth, that in order to get elected into parliament, you have beg for donations to cover the cost of annoying your electorate during your campaign.

Surely I am not the only one whose eyes roll back as I pass by cheesy election billboards…


The preferential voting system in Australia was introduced just over 100 years ago by a butt-hurt Nationalist Government who lost a safe “Nationalist” seat to a 21 year old Labor candidate for the WA then rural seat of Swan. Edwin Corboy became the youngest person ever to be elected to…


Conceptually, the mission of the Independents of Australia party is to improve the function of democracy for the benefit of the Australian people, now and into the future.

The intention is to band together resources and support to offer “economies of scale” level benefit to Independents, without dictating or influencing…


Is it possible, are the Australian people capable, of coming together in action (not apathy) to take back our future and reset the course of the future of democracy?

Do the Australian people desire international respect for being the kind of people who called bullsh**t and turned the crazy train…


Why aren’t more Australians vying to be Independent Candidates? Why aren’t more of us willing to step up in an attempt to improve the sorry state of #auspol?

I believe there are three key answers to these questions, and they symbolise some of the most the significant impediments to democracy…

Charlie Caruso

Things I care about #socialimpact #blockchain #innovation #auspol #smartideas

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