Independent Candidate for Griffith
If elected, Karel will vote with you on the laws being proposed in Parliament.


People Decide is currently a coalition of independents.

Karel Boele

Independent Candidate for Griffith

2016 Federal Election

Karel ran for Mayor in the 2016 Brisbane City Council Election, Independent for South Brisbane in the 2015 Queensland State Election and 2014 Griffith by-election.

He runs a business providing advice on community currencies and participatory democracy. He managed the development of legislation in the financial sector in Asia to create more transparency and accountability.

Karel enjoys nature, gardening and sport.

Leon Lechner

Leon ran for Councillor for the Gabba ward in the 2016 Brisbane City Council Election.

He has lived in south Brisbane for 16 years of his life.

After meeting Karel he discovered a story he wanted to share. The creation of online democracy that we can all participate in. Real democracy where the people decide, not politicians. A democracy where people can vote directly on issues. No party politics, hidden deals and ulterior motives. Voting directly on issues you care about with the click of a button.

Leon is an entrepreneur, he has founded numerous startups and received a grant from the University of Queensland for one startup.

He has been a model and actor, including for 3 years in Latin America.

Leon has also worked in event planning, recruitment for the banking sector and debt collection.

He now manages his own business in hospitality in West End.

Grigory Graborenko

Grigory ran for Councillor for the Coorparoo ward in the 2016 Brisbane City Council Election.

Grigory is a software developer.

He obtained his Bachelor's in Science with a major in Computer Science. He has worked in both industrial software engineering as well as web development, with almost 20 years of programming experience.

An avid fan of history, his curiosity about why egalitarian models of government have failed in the past has led him to the concept of participatory democracy.

He believes that expanding the voice of the people is the only thing that will end the stagnation and corruption currently ailing western democracies.

Radio interview with 2016 BCC Election Candidates

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Anita Diamond

Anita ran in the 2015 Queensland State Election for Indooroopilly and recently moved to Dinmore. She is considering running for the 2016 Federal Election.

Anita is a qualified secondary teacher and web designer who cares strongly about education, environment and integrity.

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