Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems

Welcome to Simpol's Australian campaign!

Simpol invites Australian citizens, and citizens around the world, to use their votes in a powerful new way to encourage governments to cooperate to solve global problems - problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Cooperation among governments is essential because these problems cross national boundaries, and because competition to attract investment and jobs means that any government that moved first would make its economy uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse. To solve global problems, governments must act together. If all governments act together, simultaneously, everyone wins. But while they fail to cooperate, it's the markets that continue to run politics - not we, the people.

By supporting Simpol you are driving governments to cooperate. You are telling politicians that you’ll be giving strong voting preference at all future national elections to politicians who have signed the Simpol Pledge to the probable exclusion of those who haven’t.

With many parliamentary seats, and even entire elections, hanging on a relatively low number of votes, even a relatively small block of Simpol supporters can make it in the vital interests of politicians to sign the Pledge – a process leading to the implementation of a range of measures to solve global problems.

This is the simple mechanism Simpol supporters use to advance the cause of global justice. It's the simple mechanism we're using to take politics back. And it works. Thanks to our supporters, these politicians already support the campaign.

So, please act now by signing on to the Simpol campaign

Simpol's approach is peaceful, open, democratic, and it's free. By supporting Simpol, you gain the opportunity to

  • contribute, if you wish, to the formulation of specific policies to solve global problems, and
  • you join with others to use your vote in a new and effective way to drive the politicians of all parties and countries to implement those policies.

By signing on to the Simpol campaign, you're make yourself a part of the global political solution!

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R.I.P. Doug Everingham

Doug Everingham

We're very sad to hear of the death of Doug Everingham, Simpol's Regional Coordinator for Queensland, Australia, at age 94. A former Health Minister in the Whitlam government, Doug was a fine politician and a great force for global justice as this article attests. Immediately recognising Simpol's potential, he volunteered to help the campaign. We miss him and send his family our sincere condolences.

Simpol welcomes 2 newly pledged MPs and 2 Senators

Over 50 candidates signed the Pledge to implement Simpol alongside other governments. We're delighted 4 of them were elected. Welcome Julie Collins MP (ALP, Franklin), Anne Stanley MP (ALP, Werriwa), Rachel Siewert (Greens, WA), and Senator Lee Rhiannon (Greens, NSW)! Citizens: The election is over but you can STILL drive your MP or Senators to sign the Pledge now by signing on to the campaign.

When will we finally take globalization seriously?

First Brexit, now Trump. It's happening because, as Simpol's founder John Bunzl explains in this new HuffPost article, we are still not taking globalisation seriously. But can the more protectionist world offered by populist politicians be a real alternative?

New book: The Simpol Solution

John Bunzl and Nick Duffell's new book, The Simpol Solution, is due out January 2017.

The book explains why our efforts to deal with global problems are failing, and proposes new ways of thinking to help us tackle them. Blending politics and psychology, it shows us why we must all come to terms with the crippling effect of global competition and how through new thinking and simultaneous cooperative action we can overcome the problems we face today and tomorrow.

“It’s ambitious and provocative. Can it work? Certainly worth a serious try.” - Noam Chomsky

For more and to order go here.

Simpol in a nutshell: John Bunzl at TEDx Berlin

"The Political Prisoner's Dilemma": John Bunzl at TEDx Berlin, November 2012

Simpol in Top 500 NGOs

The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (Simpol) is one of the Top 500 NGOs in the world according to an annual survey conducted by The Global Journal.

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