Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems

Welcome to Simpol's Australian campaign!

Have you ever wondered why governments seem unable to solve global problems like climate change, wealth inequality and mass migration?

But have you ever considered that it’s not that governments don’t want to act on these problems, but that they can't? Their need to keep their national economies attractive to international capital and investors makes it impossible for them to prioritise society or the environment, so things only get worse.

What if you could help release governments from competing for capital so they could cooperate for our future? What if you could be part of a movement that allows us to use our votes in a completely new way to drive governments to cooperate?

Welcome to Simpol – the international citizens campaign to solve global problems!

Simpol is short for the Simultaneous Policy – a range of policies to solve global problems at the same time, on the same date, so all nations win. With Simpol, you can contribute to those policies and drive governments to implement them.

Signing the Simpol Petition is like doubling the power of your vote. As a Simpol supporter, your vote isn’t just a national one – it also sends a powerful signal to politicians that they need to support the Simpol campaign – or risk losing you altogether. The campaign is already underway, supported by these politicians.

So what are you waiting for? Sign on to Simpol now to double your vote, and read why Simpol may be the one thing that could solve the urgent global problems we all face.

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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.

New book: The Simpol Solution

John Bunzl and Nick Duffell's new book, The Simpol Solution, is due out in the U.S. and Canada in Spring 2018 from Prometheus Books.

It 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

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Simpol in a nutshell: John Bunzl at TEDx Berlin

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

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