Welcome to NewVote!


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About Us

We are an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit organisation (and start-up).

Our purpose is to advance education and enhance democracy.

To achieve our purpose, NewVote provides users with a secure, open-source “democracy” app.

We’re building the bridge between an informed people and their leaders.


Read the Brisbane Times article  here

Read the Brisbane Times article here


NewVote presented in Rome, Italy

PLEASE NOTE: Dion McCurdy misspoke when he stated that Australia had universal suffrage in 1902 (and that the states granted universal suffrage between 1895 and 1923). These years refer to non-indigenous women's suffrage only. In fact, universal suffrage was not achieved in Australia until 1962, when Indigenous Australians received the right to vote. Dion apologises for this error and any offence caused.


One-minute Idea Pitch at TedXBrisbane, December 2017


A letter to you


Same-sex vote in Australia: dawn for direct democratic action

Dion McCurdy, Co-Founder and Managing Director of NewVote Published 7 Sept 2017 by SWI –  Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.

Participation in the voluntary Australian postal survey on same-sex marriage was almost 80%

Participation in the voluntary Australian postal survey on same-sex marriage was almost 80%

Modern democracy is at a crossroads. At a time when the world must address unprecedented economic, environmental and social challenges, we are failing to draw upon our greatest natural resource: the people. It is no different here in the country that I call home.

At no time in Australia’s recorded history has there been such low levels of trust in government and the media, such low voter turnout at elections or such low faith in democracy as the best form of government....



”Uncommon” by Nueralle

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“Binge Thinking”

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“Impact Boom”



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Dion McCurdy

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Adjunct Associate Lecturer
School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland.

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