The first, big, question - is all the time and effort involved in setting up a new political party in Australia worth it? It’s a rhetorical question for me of course - I am here doing it. Whether it results in people being elected to Federal Parliament or whether it raises the profile of the issues that the party is coming into existence for, or whether the whole project just fizzles out . . remains to be seen. I think the project is critically important and I am committed to it - I hope there are a lot more like me . .