The Australian Progressives is an open, modern and transparent organisation which will best serve new progressive politics. The best way to describe Australia’s current political divide is ‘progressive vs conservative’. Australians on the progressive side believe in principles such as equality, action on climate change, and ethics in politics. The Australian Progressives were founded in 2015 around these shared beliefs. It is not in our interest to fracture into smaller groups and tribes. The ALP is becoming a smaller group, with many more progressives outside the tent rather than in it. The Greens are not broad enough to set themselves up to offer an alternative government. Independents are not capable of forming an executive. If we want a progressive party to stay in government in the long term, we need a party that can bring our side of politics together – not drive us apart.