How to set up a political party in Australia?
May 14, 2010 3:19 AM Subscribe
What are the requirements to set up a political party in Australia to run in the next election? I'm presuming we would need to get 10^n signatures, and pay a fee, but does anyone know the specifics?
posted by tomargue to Law & Government (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our party is going to be based on the idea that you should be able to vote for "no-one" and if "no-one" gets enough votes, then that seat is empty, and for each piece of legislation, that seat automatically abstains.
So, we plan to run candidates in each electorate and if any of our candidates are elected, they will abstain on each piece of legislation.
Basically we need to know:
(a) How to register a political party
(b) Make sure that our "always abstain" policy doesn't violate any electoral laws.
(c) How to go about recruiting candidates
(d) A name for our political party