Griffith by-election and 2014

Tuesday 13th May 2014

Australian federal budget

The federal budget can be considered short-sighted, it uses the excuse of a "budget crisis" to cut expenses, but not look forward in the long-term at income, for example: a review of the tax system.

The budget also broke alot of promises, see a good infographic: on the promises vs budget measures.

We need an balanced budget but also a good social safety net.

Tuesday 11th March 2014

We have decided not to run candidates in the Senate re-election in Western Australia. We have not found the right candidate and would have to run multiple independents to get above the line on the ballot paper which sends a mixed message. We will be there next time!

Friday 28th February 2014

Federal Senate re-election for Western Australia called for 5th April.

Thursday 20th February 2014

WA Senate election to be called again

It looks like an election in WA for the federal Senate will be called again!

Tuesday 18th February 2014

Declaration of Poll!

Karel Boele ran as a independent in the Griffith by-election on the People Decide platform. A platform where people vote on Bills in Parliament directly through the Internet, and if elected, Karel is contracted to vote with the majority of the people.

A targeted campaign was put together in December 2013, focusing in three areas.

The campaign went well, many wonderful people pledged their support and volunteers put up their hand. Karel presented at two 'meet the candidates' forums and was well received.

We touched around one thousand people and got over five hundred votes, great results.


(snippet from AEC website)

Thank you to everyone.

Saturday 8th February 2014

Election Day!

Karel Boele and PeopleDecide only candidate contracted to vote with the people, where ordinary Australians get to vote directly on the laws being made in parliament and Karel Boele has to vote with the majority of the people on them.

Comment from our supporters PeopleDecide "nice work. Great effort. Discussed your platform with friends. General consensus is you Hold the key to future democracy."

Vote 1 Karel Boele, place the number 1 in the box next to BOELE, Karel and place the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 in the other boxes in the order of your choice.

Friday 7th February 2014

 Karel Boele PeopleDecide T-Shirt

Karel Boele PeopleDecide shirt army has arrived :)

Thursday 6th February 2014

Interview with Karel Boele on 612 ABC by Steve Austin with other candidates, mentions in "what would you die in a ditch for?", Brisbane Times and SMH.

Interview with Karel Boele on camera with other candidates.

Wednesday 5th February 2014

Great Griffith candidate forum tonight in West End, lively Qs & As, debate and discussion, 10 candidates including major parties in attendance.

Karel Boele outlined PeopleDecide participatory democracy model and need for more community engagement in front of an audience of over 100, and numerous TV and radio stations, and newspapers. He spoke about the need to diversify currencies, particularly the need for community currencies.

Karel also had an interview with Steve Austin 612 ABC Brisbane.

Monday 3rd February 2014

Karel Boele PeopleDecide ACL forum 140203

Karel Boele presented and answered Qs on his candidature, experience and PeopleDecide at ACL forum tonight, good Qs, informed debate.

Friday 31st January 2014

great article! about Karel Boele, candidate in the Griffith by-election, and PeopleDecide in No Fibs and Westender.

Monday 27th January 2014

Karel Boele will be at both Meet the Candidates forums 7pm Monday 3rd February at Greenslopes Baptist Church Hall and 7pm Wednesday 5th February at Souths League Club, organised by the Australian Christian Lobby and The Greens respectively, for more information see our events page.

Sunday 26th January 2014

Karel Boele decides to give no preferences. Part of the Karel Boele how-to-vote card, running on the PeopleDecide platform - how it works

How-to-Vote PeopleDecide

Friday 17th January 2014

Karel Boele declared independent candidate for the Griffith by-election 2014 by AEC. Make sure you put a "1" next to Karel Boele on the ballot paper and then put the numbers 2 to 11 in the other boxes in the order you would like.

Monday 6th January 2014

Griffith by-election set for Saturday 8th February.

Tuesday 24th December 2013

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Friday 20th December 2013

Everything is going very well with our preparation - we will start working on promoting PeopleDecide in other ways, such as: social media, after the holiday period.

Monday 10th December 2013

Karel Boele reached the required 100+ signatures to run as an independent candidate in Griffith on the PeopleDecide platform.