What Matters New England Electorate is a non-party-political incorporated association with membership from across the electorate
The movement shares a desire for a more meaningful connection between the people of the New England electorate and our political process. What Matters has no affiliation with any political party or independent candidate and welcomes membership and participation from anyone who lives within our electorate.
The formation of What Matters was motivated by Voices4Indi, who were originally inspired by the work of Mary Crooks of the Victorian Women’s Trust. Both organisations used the Kitchen Table Conversation (KTC) process to revitalise and energise their community.
We are now bringing Kitchen Table Conversations to the New England Electorate to gather community concerns and ideas and place these at the centre of the political process.
Community – Welcoming engagement from people all across the community
Accountability – Upholding high standards of honesty, transparency, trust and fairness
Respect – Protecting Country (soil, water, landscape) and fostering equality through connection and tolerance
Empowerment – Communicating and listening in a positive and non-judgemental manner
A Kitchen Table Conversation (KTC) is an effective process in which people can express their interests, concerns and ideas — which are then captured and presented to our New England representative