Do we have a manifesto? Not really. But here are some basic facts about who we are and what we are trying to achieve.
We are politically independent of the traditional major parties, and we support a change in political discourse which puts constituents at the centre, instead of not polarised petty partisanship.
On 6 December 2021, we announced that Anthony Maslin (Maz) agreed to be a Curtin Independent community spokesperson. This began Curtin's journey to a new kind of politics.
Kate Chaney made her first speech to Parliament on 28 July 2022.
"Democracy is messy and imperfect, but it gives me hope that communities can successfully put up their own candidate in the face of the historically dominant two-party system. I, and the other community Independents who now surround me, have overcome an uneven playing field."
"I have never felt a pull towards either political party, feeling stranded in the middle, but I feel a pull when I read the words of Menzies, who said he looked forward 'to a better distribution of wealth, to a keener sense of social justice and social responsibility'. I wonder if that might've been a party I would've been willing to join."
"The challenges we face today require [a] longer-term view than the seven generations of my family in Australia. We need to learn from the perspectives of our First Nations people, such as my friends Carol Innes and Colleen Hayward, Noongar elders who carry the local histories of not a mere seven generations but thousands. They have a collective memory of the time when Wadjemup, Rottnest Island, was joined to the mainland of my electorate more than 6,000 years ago."
See the whole speech on YouTube