Is the Democratic Reform Alliance more democratic than other political parties?


Yes, resoundingly.

All parties require their politicians to submit to party discipline and vote as directed.

In the Labor and Liberal Party the party Whips ensure fealty to the directives of senior management and its core donors by demanding party MPs vote as directed. In the case of the minor parties and independents, the fate of particular bills is caught up in the haphazard set of inducements and non-disclosed trade-offs offered by the Government to individual politicians.

In the case of the Democratic Reform Alliance it is party members who determine the voting position of the Parliamentary Members, with this being an inherently democratic way of extending the right of common people to participate in the life of the Parliament and in the governance of Australia.