• Digital Platforms are Making Our Government Irrelevant

    • 16 December 2022

    The Senate Economics References Committee has recently been investigating the power and influence of "Big Tech" over Australian democracy. Our submission was that as the Australian government fails to even try competing against such growing powers, then the Australian way of life is increasingly just the whims of what Big Tech lets us do.

    The subsequent release of ChatGPT just days later has vividly shown how true our predictions are − that people live online, outside the notion of "Australia"; and that if we are to have any say in how our society operates; then our governments need to be participants in providing our online life.

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  • Newsletter November 2022-2

    • 05 December 2022

    Usually we'd send one newsletter a month, but this one was a little earlier (29th Nov) as we wanted to remind everyone of the November 30th deadline for suggesting a new party name.

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  • Newsletter November 2022

    • 16 November 2022

    Read on for details of Fusion's party name review, dates for the diary, and our submission on burning biomass as renewable energy!

    • Welcome to the new committee!
    • Party name review
    • Events:
      • Online (Zoom) catchup – Wed 16 Nov
      • Social meetups – Sat 27 Nov (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth)
      • Monthly Meeting – Wed 30 Nov
    • Submission to the RET consultation
    • We're on Mastodon!
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  • Submission on biomass in the RET consultation paper

    • 09 November 2022

    UPDATE DECEMBER 2022: We did it – energy from burning native forest biomass no longer counts as "renewable"!

    As this regulatory change has been made, we are publishing our submission here, even though the committee has not yet done so.

    Download this submission on the Native forest biomass in the Renewable Energy Target: consultation paper (PDF 250 KB).

    The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water recently sought comments on whether native forest biomass should be counted as "renewable" for the purpose of the Renewable Energy Target.

    It should not.

    Below are some of the major points from our submission, which might one day be published on the department's website.

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  • Newsletter October 2022

    • 13 October 2022

    Read on for some dates for the diary, and details of Fusion's submission to the parliamentary Inquiry into the 2022 federal election:

    • Discord catchup – Wed 19 Oct
    • AGM – Sun 23 Oct
    • Next Monthly Meeting – Wed 26 Oct
    • Submission to the 2022 election inquiry
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  • Submission on the 2022 Federal Election

    • 12 October 2022

    Download this submission to the Inquiry into the 2022 federal election (PDF 257 KB).

    After each federal election, a parliamentary committee reviews the conduct of the election and calls for public submissions into how elections could be improved. We're serious about accountable government and participatory democracy.

    This is Fusion's first submission to a parliamentary inquiry! If you would like to be involved with the next one, please email [email protected].

    Our submission is number 304 published on the parliament house website. The parliamentary committee will publish their report(s) there too.

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  • Newsletter September 2022

    • 15 September 2022

    There's so much going on right now!

    • Discord catchup – Wed 21 Sep
    • Victorian campaign update
    • Melbourne meetup – Sat 24 Sep
    • QLD news and Brisbane meetup – Sat 24 Sep
    • Next Monthly Meeting – Wed 28 Sep
    • Other events of interest
    • Annual General Meeting – Sun 23 Oct
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  • 2022 Annual General Meeting

    • 14 September 2022

    Fusion's AGM is is an opportunity to find out what the party has been up to, vote on proposed changes to the association's constitution and, my favourite part, vote for the members who will lead the organisation for the next year.

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  • Newsletter August 2022

    • 22 August 2022

    In this newsletter:

    • Victorian state election update
    • Next Monthly Meeting – Wed 31 Aug
    • Perth social meetup
    • Events of interest

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  • Newsletter July 2022

    • 24 July 2022

    Our July newsletter contains updates on:

    • Victorian state election announcement
    • Next Monthly Meeting - Wed 27 July
    • New ways to get involved

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