PollyWeb helps all Australian parties & independents connect with the voters

Australia spoke and we listened.

"The Online Direct Democracy Party have undergone some self reflection and as a result, the realisation that our intent is not primarily to get elected, our intent is to improve Australia and its politics.  Therefore, we will be opening the PollyWeb for the use of all Australian Political Parties to use for free in the consultative development of their party policies."

In February 2016, Online Direct Democracy Party launched 'The ODD Alliance' in an attempt to unite parties in an agreement that made them more powerful as a group.

Feedback from other parties was predominantly that the agreement was too restrictive and made them feel like they were sacrificing their identity.  Feedback from the public was primarily uncertainty around what it all meant.  From this we learned that our proposal was too inhibitive and too complicated, despite the fact that it was widely accepted that the intent was sound.

In March 2016, The Online Direct Democracy Party launched their beta testing for their online voting platform, the PollyWeb' (www.PollyWeb.net.au).  After months of intense planning, scrutiny and enhancement, Online Direct Democracy have constructed the skeleton of their functional voting platform.

Concurrently with the announcement of The ODD Alliance and The PollyWeb, there has been a noticeable intensification of the trend towards the use of Direct Democracy in many minor and major Australian parties with the Greens more recently announcing its intent.  

Subsequently, the Online Direct Democracy Party have undergone some self reflection and as a result, the realisation that our intent is not primarily to get elected, our intent is to improve Australia and its politics.  Therefore, we will be opening the PollyWeb up for the use of all Australian Political Parties to use for free in the consultative development of their party policies.

"If Australian political parties wish to use the PollyWeb, we welcome them and in so doing, Online Direct Democracy Party will have gone a long way to achieving their goal of 'empowering the people!'." 

Online Direct Democracy Party will remain the only Party in Australia who commits to doing exactly what the majority vote determines via The PollyWeb, however we see no benefit to Australia in the party withholding to ourselves, the most powerful political tool in Australian history.

If Australian political parties wish to use the PollyWeb, we welcome them and in so doing, Online Direct Democracy Party will have gone a long way to achieving their goal of 'empowering the people!' 

What this means for parties and INDEPENDENTS

"Essentially PollyWeb will be used by minor parties as a consultative tool that will assist them in developing their policies in line with public expectations."

This means that parties other than Online Direct Democracy are able to have a 'profile' for their party and each of their candidates in The PollyWeb.  Each party can can place their policies on their profile.  

Australian voters will then be able to directly interact with that party in order to determine how their policy should be changed (or not) in order to satisfy the voters.  When the party reaches what they deem as an 'acceptable level of public agreeance' according to their own party requirements, they can progress their policy within their own party (outside of PollyWeb).  Essentially PollyWeb will be used by minor parties and independents as a consultative tool that will assist them in developing their policies in line with public expectations.

What does this mean to Online Direct Democracy Party

Online Direct Democracy Party will not need to alter anything in order to accommodate this change to PollyWeb.  Online Direct Democracy Party candidates will continue to undertake that if elected, they will do only what they are directed to do by a majority of their electorate, regardless of party politics, donor considerations, personal opinions etc.