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Who are Democratic Reform Alliance Candidates?

Democratic Reform Alliance candidates understand the existing model of political representation is not working for the majority of people. They understand that campaign funding rules and the systems of accountability underpinning Parliament need to be reformed.

They agree with the principles and political strategies upon which Democratic Reform Alliance is founded and agree to work within the structure proposed by Democratic Reform Alliance to deliver the outcome of a reformed system.

Democratic Reform Alliance Candidates are at a stage of life where they have time and capability to run for office as a Democratic Reform Alliance candidate. They have a public profile of some description (the more diverse experience Democratic Reform Alliance candidates in general bring to the role, the better) and have some experience in working with the media.

They are committed to working through Democratic Reform Alliance to bring change to political life.

Who can apply to be a Democratic Reform Alliance Candidate?

Anyone who is a member of the party can apply to be a Democratic Reform Alliance Candidate.

To be accepted as a Candidate you will need to be a member of the party, meet certain selection criteria and participate in a detailed interview process.

Democratic Reform Alliance will shortly be seeking expressions of interest from people who have the kind of public or media profile that would assist the candidate win an election for the party.

Democratic Reform Alliance will provide candidates with guidance and training, skills and media training, and will provide coordinated campaign support during the election campaign.

How will Democratic Reform Alliance candidates be paid?

On being elected Democratic Reform Alliance candidates will take up a seat in the Australian Parliament and will receive the standard salary package for a back bencher set at about $150,000 per annum.

Democratic Reform Alliance candidates will not be paid while campaigning for office, and subject to party organisation and funding, there may be some reimbursement of expenses.

What are the responsibilities of Democratic Reform Alliance candidates?

Democratic Reform Alliance Candidates are appointed by the Management Committee under a Candidate Deed. The Candidate Deed outlines the terms and conditions of the engagement.

Who pre-selects Democratic Reform Alliance Candidates?

Democratic Reform Alliance candidates are appointed by the Management Committee following a rigorous selection process focussed on selecting candidates who best facilitate the party reaching its objectives.

Democratic Reform Alliance Candidates are answerable to the Management Committee, and through the Management Committee, are answerable to the party membership.

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