By now, I’m sure most of you would have read about Menzies House, whether on Facebook/Twitter, or through the hit-piece written by Christian Cur in today’s Oz, and would be aware that I am part of the Editorial Board for said site.
Menzies House has been a project I’ve been working on for some time now, and is the culmination of thoughts I initially had with the never-launched Rebuild The Libs project. Set to launch on Jan 30, I believe it has the potential to significantly transform Australian politics.
At it’s core, Menzies house is to be a grassroots group blog for all conservative/libertarian/classical-liberal/generally centre-right thinkers and activists in Australia. It is an opportunity for differing voices to speak their mind, and become more engaged with the mainstream political process. It is not a partisan project, and many contributors we have lined up already are not members of the Liberal Party, and indeed, are active in other parties, such as the LDP &c (I should note at this point that while the site was initially started up and funded by the very-solid Senator Bernardi, he has no editorial control over the content of the site).
I firmly believe that Menzies House has the opportunity to radically influence Australian political debate, by giving voice to grassroots members of the centre right coalition outside of political parties. As such, we shall finally have a vibrant debate over the future of Australia, and have a credible alternative to leftist sights such as ABC’s unleashed (which remains, disgracefully, funded by taxpayer dollars).
I shall not drone on about why I think this is crucial to our success, nor on the spectacular results Conservative Home and other similar sites overseas have received – I am sure you would all be aware of this by now. However, I would like to strongly urge anyone even loosely identified with the right to send in a submission – you can do this by emailing me at tandrews followed by the at symbol and then menzieshouse.com.au. Also, I strongly urge you all to become a “fan” of Menzies House on Facebook , and to follow @MenziesHouse on Twitter!
Together, we shall create a revolution! 🙂