List of political parties in Australia

This article lists political parties in Australia.

The Australian federal parliament has a number of distinctive features including compulsory voting, with full-preference instant-runoff voting in single-member seats to elect the lower house, the Australian House of Representatives, and the use of the single transferable vote to elect the upper house, the Australian Senate.

Australia has a mild two-party system, with two dominant political groupings in the Australian political system, the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal/National Coalition. Federally, 6 of the 150 members of the lower house (Members of Parliament, or MPs) are not members of major parties, as are 19 of the 76 members of the upper house (senators).

Other parties tend to perform better in the upper houses of the various federal and state parliament since these typically use a form of proportional representation.

Federal parties

Federal parliamentary parties

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MPs Senators
The Coalition
Liberal Party of Australia Liberal Scott Morrison Liberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
45 / 150
22 / 76
National Party of Australia National Michael McCormack Conservatism
Agrarianism
10 / 150
3 / 76
Liberal National Party
(Queensland)
[a]
LNP Deb Frecklington Liberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
21 / 150
5 / 76
Country Liberal Party
(Northern Territory)
[b]
Country Liberals Gary Higgins Liberal conservatism
0 / 150
1 / 76
Australian Labor Party Labor, ALP Bill Shorten Social democracy
69 / 150
26 / 76
Australian Greens Greens Richard Di Natale Green politics
1 / 150
9 / 76
Centre Alliance CA None Centrism
Social liberalism
1 / 150
2 / 76
Katter's Australian Party KAP Bob Katter Australian nationalism
Economic nationalism
1 / 150
0 / 76
Pauline Hanson's One Nation One Nation, PHON Pauline Hanson Australian nationalism
Right-wing populism
0 / 150
2 / 76
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party Justice Derryn Hinch Justice reform
Anti-paedophilia
0 / 150
1 / 76
Liberal Democratic Party Liberal Democrats David Leyonhjelm Libertarianism
Classical liberalism
0 / 150
1 / 76
Australian Conservatives Conservatives Cory Bernardi Conservatism
Social conservatism
0 / 150
1 / 76
United Australia Party UAP Clive Palmer Right-wing populism
Economic liberalism
0 / 150
1 / 76

Two political groups dominate the Australian political spectrum, forming a de facto two-party system. One is the Australian Labor Party (ALP), a centre-left party which is formally linked to the Australian labour movement. Formed in 1893, it has been a major party federally since 1901, and has been one of the two major parties since the 1910 federal election. The ALP is in government in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

The other group is a conservative grouping of parties that are in coalition at the federal level, as well as in New South Wales, but compete in Western Australia and South Australia. The main party in this group is the center-right Liberal Party. The Liberal Party is the modern form of a conservative grouping that has existed since the fusion of the Protectionist Party and Free Trade Party into the Commonwealth Liberal Party in 1909. Although this group has changed its nomenclature, there has been a general continuity of MPs and structure between different forms of the party. Its modern form was founded by Robert Menzies in 1944. The party's philosophy is generally liberal conservatism.

Every elected prime minister of Australia since 1910 has been a member of either the Labor Party, the Liberal Party, or one of the Liberal Party's previous incarnations (the Commonwealth Liberal Party, the Nationalist Party of Australia, or the United Australia Party).

The Liberal Party is joined by the National Party, a party that seeks to represent rural interests, especially agricultural ones. The Nationals contest a limited number of seats and do not generally directly compete with the Liberal Party. Its ideology is generally more socially conservative than that of the Liberal Party. In 1987, the National Party made an abortive run for the office of prime minister in its own right, in the Joh for Canberra campaign. However, it has generally not aspired to become the majority party in the coalition, and it is generally understood that the prime minister of Australia will be a member of either the Labor or Liberal parties. On two occasions (involving Earle Page in 1939, and John McEwen from December 1967 to January 1968), the deputy prime minister, the leader of the National Party (then known as the Country Party), became the prime minister temporarily, upon the death of the incumbent prime minister. Arthur Fadden was the only other Country Party, prime minister. He assumed office in August 1941 after the resignation of Robert Menzies and served as prime minister until October of that year.

The Liberal and National parties have merged in Queensland and the Northern Territory, although the resultant parties are different. The Liberal National Party of Queensland, formed in 2008, is a branch of the Liberal Party, but it is affiliated with the Nationals and members elected to federal parliament may sit as either Liberals or Nationals. The Country Liberal Party was formed in 1978 when the Northern Territory gained responsible government. It is a separate member of the federal coalition, but it is affiliated with the two major members and its president has voting rights in the National Party. The name refers to the older name of the National Party.

Federally, these parties are collectively known as the Coalition. The Coalition has existed continually (between the Nationals and their predecessors, and the Liberals and their predecessors) since 1923, with minor breaks in 1940, 1973, and 1987.

Historically, support for either the Coalition or the Labor Party was often viewed as being based on social class, with the upper and middle classes supporting the Coalition and the working class supporting Labor. This has been a less important factor since the 1970s and 1980s when the Labor Party gained a significant bloc of middle-class support and the Coalition gained a significant bloc of working-class support.[1]

The two-party duopoly has been relatively stable, with the two groupings (Labor and Coalition) gaining at least 70% of the primary vote in every election since 1910 (including the votes of autonomous state parties). Third parties have only rarely received more than 10% of the vote for the Australian House of Representatives in a federal election, such as the Australian Democrats in the 1990 election and the Australian Greens in 2010, and 2016.

Federal non-parliamentary parties

Parties listed in alphabetical order as of 24 February 2019:[2][3]

Name Leader Ideology
Animal Justice Party Bruce Poon Animal rights
Australia First Party (NSW) Incorporated James Saleam Neo-nazism
Ultranationalism
Australian Affordable Housing Party Andrew Potts Affordable housing
Australian Better Families Men's rights
Australian Christians Ray Moran Social conservatism
Christian right
Australian Country Party Robert Danieli Social conservatism
Economic nationalism
Australian Liberty Alliance Anti-Islam
Right-wing populism
Australian People's Party Gabriel Harfouche Australian nationalism
Economic nationalism
Australian Progressives Robert Knight Progressivism
Australian Workers Party Mark Ptolemy Modern Monetary Theory
Social democracy
Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) Fred Nile National conservatism
Christian right
Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Craig Isherwood LaRouche Movement
Climate Action! Immigration Action! Accountable Politicians! Berge Der Sarkissian Electronic direct democracy
Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Social conservatism
Distributism
Health Australia Party Andrew Patterson Anti-vaccination
Naturopathy
Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party Michael Balderstone Cannabis legalisation
Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party Michael O'Neill[4] Anti-vaccination
Anti-fluoride
Jacqui Lambie Network Jacqui Lambie Australian nationalism
Tasmanian Regionalism
Love Australia or Leave Kim Vuga Anti-immigration
Anti-Islam
Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) Andrew Thompson Fathers' rights
Pirate Party Australia Simon Frew Pirate politics
E-democracy
Reason Australia Fiona Patten Civil libertarianism
Progressivism
Republican Party of Australia Kerry Bromson Republicanism
Rise Up Australia Party Daniel Nalliah Australian nationalism
Anti-Islam
Science Party Andrea Leong Techno-progressivism
Technocentrism
Secular Party of Australia John Perkins Secular humanism
Secular liberalism
Seniors United Party of Australia Pensioners' interests
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party Robert Brown Conservatism
Gun rights
Socialist Alliance Collective leadership Socialism
Anti-capitalism
Socialist Equality Party Nick Beams Trotskyism
Anti-capitalism
#Sustainable Australia William Bourke Lower immigration
Anti-overdevelopment
Green liberalism
The Arts Party P. J. Collins Progressivism
Humanism
The Australian Mental Health Party Dr Ben Mullings
The Small Business Party[3] Small business
The Women's Party[3] Equal representation
Feminism
Tim Storer Independent SA Party Tim Storer
Voluntary Euthanasia Party Legalised euthanasia
VOTEFLUX.ORG | Upgrade Democracy! Nathan Spataro Electronic direct democracy
Western Australia Party Julie Matheson Regionalism

State parties

New South Wales

Divisions of the federal parties:[5]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MLAs MLCs Federal division
The Coalition
Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) Liberals Gladys Berejiklian Liberal conservatism
36 / 93
13 / 42
Yes
National Party of Australia – NSW National John Barilaro Conservatism
Agrarianism
16 / 93
7 / 42
Yes
Australian Labor Party (NSW Branch) Labor, ALP Luke Foley Social democracy
34 / 93
14 / 42
Yes
Greens NSW Greens Collective leadership Green politics
3 / 93
5 / 42
Yes
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party SFF Robert Brown Conservatism
Gun rights
1 / 93
2 / 42
Yes
Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) CDP Paul Green National conservatism
Christian right
0 / 93
2 / 42
Yes
Animal Justice Party Animal Justice Mark Pearson Animal rights
0 / 93
1 / 42
Yes
Country Labor Party Country Labor Social democracy
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
Voluntary Euthanasia Party (NSW) Voluntary Euthanasia Shayne Higson Legalised euthanasia
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
Flux Party (NSW) Flux Nathan Spataro Direct democracy
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
Socialist Alliance Collective leadership Socialism
Anti-capitalism
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
Building Australia Party Building Australia Building industry advocacy
0 / 93
0 / 42
No
Keep Sydney Open Anti-lockout laws
0 / 93
0 / 42
No
Australian Conservatives (NSW) Conservatives Conservatism
Social conservatism
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
Liberal Democratic Party Liberal Democrats Libertarianism
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
Pauline Hanson's One Nation One Nation, PHON Mark Latham Australian nationalism
Right-wing populism
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
Sustainable Australia (NSW) Lower immigration
Anti-overdevelopment
Green liberalism
0 / 93
0 / 42
Yes
The Small Business Party Small Business Small business advocacy
0 / 93
0 / 42
No

Victoria

Divisions of the federal parties[6]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MLAs MLCs Federal division
Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) Labor, ALP Daniel Andrews Social democracy
55 / 88
18 / 40
Yes
The Coalition
Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division) Liberal Michael O'Brien Liberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
21 / 88
10 / 40
Yes
National Party of Australia – Victoria National Peter Walsh Conservatism
Agrarianism
6 / 88
1 / 40
Yes
Australian Greens Victoria Greens Samantha Ratnam Green politics
3 / 88
1 / 40
Yes
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party Justice Stuart Grimley Justice reform
Anti-paedophilia
0 / 88
2 / 40
Yes
Liberal Democratic Party Liberal Democrats Libertarianism
0 / 88
2 / 40
Yes
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (Victoria) SFF Conservatism
Gun rights
0 / 88
1 / 40
Yes
Fiona Patten's Reason Party Reason Fiona Patten Civil libertarianism
0 / 88
1 / 40
Yes
Sustainable Australia Lower immigration
Anti-overdevelopment
Green liberalism
0 / 88
1 / 40
Yes
Animal Justice Party Animal Justice Animal rights
0 / 88
1 / 40
Yes
Transport Matters Party Transport Matters Taxi industry advocacy
0 / 88
1 / 40
No
Victorian Socialists Socialists Collective leadership Socialism
Anti-capitalism
0 / 88
0 / 40
No
Australian Conservatives – Victorian Branch Conservatives Conservatism
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes
Australian Country Party Country Australian nationalism
Economic nationalism
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes
Democratic Labour Party DLP Social conservatism
Christian democracy
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes
Socialist Alliance (Victoria) Collective leadership Socialism
Anti-capitalism
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes
Health Australia Party Health Australia Naturopathy
Anti-vaccination
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes
Voluntary Euthanasia Party (Victoria) Voluntary Euthanasia Legalised euthanasia
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes
Aussie Battler Party Aussie Battler Australian nationalism
Populism
0 / 88
0 / 40
No
Hudson for Northern Victoria H4NV Josh Hudson Regionalism
0 / 88
0 / 40
No
Vote 1 Local Jobs Local Jobs James Purcell Regionalism
0 / 88
0 / 40
No
Australian Liberty Alliance Liberty Alliance Australian nationalism
Right-wing populism
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes
Pauline Hanson's One Nation One Nation,
PHON
Australian nationalism
Right-wing populism
0 / 88
0 / 40
Yes

Queensland

As of the Queensland Electoral Commission:[7]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MPs Federal division
Australian Labor Party (Queensland Branch) Labor, ALP Annastacia Palaszczuk Social democracy
48 / 93
Yes
Liberal National Party of Queensland LNP Deb Frecklington Liberal conservatism
39 / 93
Yes
Katter's Australian Party KAP Robbie Katter Australian nationalism
Economic nationalism
3 / 93
Yes
Pauline Hanson's One Nation One Nation Steve Dickson Right-wing populism
Anti-immigration
1 / 93
Yes
Queensland Greens Greens Michael Berkman Green politics
1 / 93
Yes
Flux Party Queensland Flux Nathan Spataro Direct democracy
0 / 93
Yes
Civil Liberties, Consumer Rights, No-Tolls No-Tolls Jeffrey Hodges Public ownership
0 / 93
No

Western Australia

As of the Western Australian Electoral Commission:[8]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MLAs MLCs Federal division
Australian Labor Party (WA Branch) Labor, ALP Mark McGowan Social democracy
40 / 59
14 / 36
Yes
Liberal Party of Australia (WA Division) Liberal Mike Nahan Liberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
14 / 59
9 / 36
Yes
National Party of Australia (WA) Nationals Mia Davies Conservatism
Agrarianism
5 / 59
4 / 36
Yes
Greens WA Greens Green politics
0 / 59
4 / 36
Yes
Pauline Hanson's One Nation One Nation, PHON Colin Tincknell Australian nationalism
Right-wing populism
0 / 59
3 / 36
Yes
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (WA) Inc SFF Conservatism
Gun rights
0 / 59
1 / 36
Yes
Liberal Democratic Party Liberal Democrats Libertarianism
0 / 59
1 / 36
Yes
Australian Christians (WA) Christians Conservatism
Christian right
0 / 59
0 / 36
Yes
Animal Justice Party Animal Justice Animal rights
0 / 59
0 / 36
Yes
Socialist Alliance WA Collective leadership Socialism
Anti-capitalism
0 / 59
0 / 36
Yes
Flux Party WA Flux Nathan Spataro Direct democracy
0 / 59
0 / 36
Yes
Daylight Saving Party Daylight Savings Wilson Tucker Daylight savings advocacy
0 / 59
0 / 36
No
Fluoride Free WA Fluoride Free Anne Porter Anti-fluoridation
0 / 59
0 / 36
No
Western Australia Party WAP Julie Matheson Regionalism
Centrism
0 / 59
0 / 36
Yes
Small Business Party John Golawski Small business advocacy
0 / 59
0 / 36
No

South Australia

List of parties:[9]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MHAs MLCs Federal division
Liberal Party of Australia (SA Division) Liberals Steven Marshall Liberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
25 / 47
9 / 22
Yes
Australian Labor Party (SA Branch) Labor, ALP Peter Malinauskas Social democracy
19 / 47
8 / 22
Yes
Greens SA Greens Mark Parnell Green politics
0 / 47
2 / 22
Yes
Nick Xenophon's SA-BEST SA-BEST Nick Xenophon Centrism
Social liberalism
0 / 47
2 / 22
Yes
Advance SA John Darley Centrism
0 / 47
1 / 22
No
National Party of Australia (SA) National Conservatism
Agrarianism
0 / 47
0 / 22
Yes
Liberal Democratic Party Liberal Democrats Libertarianism
0 / 47
0 / 22
Yes
Animal Justice Party Animal Justice Animal rights
0 / 47
0 / 22
Yes
Australian Conservatives (SA) Conservatives Conservatism
Social conservatism
0 / 47
0 / 22
Yes
Dignity Party Dignity Kelly Vincent Equal rights
0 / 47
0 / 22
No
Danig Party Danig
0 / 47
0 / 22
No
Stop Population Growth Now Bob Couch Anti-immigration
0 / 47
0 / 22
No
Child Protection Party Child Protection Tony Tonkin
0 / 47
0 / 22
No

Tasmania

As of the Tasmanian Electoral Commission:[10]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MHAs MLCs Federal division
Liberal Party of Australia (Tasmanian Division) Liberals Will Hodgman Liberal conservatism
13 / 25
2 / 15
Yes
Australian Labor Party (Tasmanian Branch) Labor Rebecca White Social democracy
10 / 25
4 / 15
Yes
Tasmanian Greens Greens Cassy O'Connor Green politics
2 / 25
0 / 15
Yes
Jacqui Lambie Network JLN Jacqui Lambie Populism
Regionalism
0 / 25
0 / 15
Yes
Shooters and Fishers Party Tasmania SFF Conservatism
Gun rights
0 / 25
0 / 15
Yes
Socialist Alliance Collective leadership Socialism
Anti-capitalism
0 / 25
0 / 15
Yes
Australian Christians Christians Conservatism
Christian right
0 / 25
0 / 15
Yes
Tasmanians 4 Tasmania T4T Populism
Protectionism
0 / 25
0 / 15
No

Australian Capital Territory

As listed with the ACT Electoral Commission.[11]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MPs Federal division
Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch) Labor, ALP Andrew Barr Social democracy
12 / 25
Yes
Liberal Party of Australia (ACT Branch) Liberals Alistair Coe Liberal conservatism
Economic liberalism
11 / 25
Yes
ACT Greens Greens Shane Rattenbury Green politics
2 / 25
Yes
Liberal Democratic Party Liberal Democrats Libertarianism
0 / 25
Yes
Animal Justice Party Animal Justice Animal rights
0 / 25
Yes
Flux Party (ACT) Flux Nathan Spataro Direct democracy
0 / 25
Yes
Sustainable Australia (ACT) Lower immigration
Anti-overdevelopment
Green liberalism[12]
0 / 25
Yes
Canberra Community Voters Anti-monopoly
0 / 25
No
The Community Alliance Party (ACT)
0 / 25
No

Northern Territory

As of the Northern Territory Electoral Commission:[13]

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology MPs Federal division
Australian Labor Party (NT Branch) Labor, ALP Michael Gunner Social democracy
18 / 25
Yes
Country Liberal Party Country Liberals Garry Higgins Liberal conservatism
Agrarianism
2 / 25
Yes
Greens NT Greens Green politics
0 / 25
Yes
SFF Conservatism
Gun rights
0 / 25
Yes
Citizens Electoral Council (NT Division) CEC LaRouche movement
0 / 25
Yes
1 Territory Party Braedon Earley Regionalism
0 / 25
No

Unregistered

These are Australian political parties which are no longer registered with any federal, state or territory political bodies, and can thus no longer contest elections. However, they still remain active in electoral politics through running candidates under a local government party, as independents, or as members of an electoral alliance. For parties that are unregistered and are no longer actively involved in electoral politics, see the list of historical political parties

Parties listed in alphabetical order:

Name Abbr. Leader Ideology Description
Australian Democrats Democrats N/A Social liberalism Deregistered in April 2015 when national membership fell below 500.
Communist Party of Australia CPA Bob Briton Communism Despite being non-registered, the party has elected members. Member Tony Oldfield is an elected councillor in the Auburn Council.
Progressive Labour Party PLP Democratic Socialism Registered between 19 January 1998 and 27 December 2006. Occasionally runs in elections as independents.
Socialist Alternative SAlt Trotskyism Despited being non-registered, the party runs members under the Victorian Socialists.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The merger of the Queensland branches of the Liberal and National parties, it only contends elections in that state. Members elected on a federal level caucus with either party according to the terms of the merger.
  2. ^ The merger of the Northern Territory branches of the Liberal and National parties, it only contends elections in that territory. Members elected on a federal level are free to caucus with either party.

References

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  2. ^ "Current Register of Political Parties". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
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  4. ^ "No jab, no vote: new anti-vax party registered". Crikey. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Information About Registered Parties". www.elections.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Currently registered parties". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Political party register". Electoral Commission Queensland. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Registered Political Parties in WA". Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Register of political parties". Electoral Commission of South Australia. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Party Register". Tec.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Register of political parties". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  12. ^ https://www.sustainableaustralia.org.au/policies. Retrieved 8 January 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Register of political parties in the Northern Territory". NTEC. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
Animal Justice Party

Animal Justice Party (AJP) is a political party in Australia representing an animal welfare perspective in the Australian political arena. On 3 May 2011, the Animal Justice Party was approved by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) and AJP was federally registered as a political party under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, making the party eligible for federal funding. AJP is the first political party in Australia formed solely to advance animal protection issues.

Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party

The Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party (AFLP) was a minor Australian political party, formed in 2006 from the Queensland branch of the Fishing Party and federally registered in 2007. It opposes any bans on recreational fishing, the use of four-wheel drives, horse riding, trail bikes, camping and kayaking, and generally opposes conservation measures which it sees as threatening to recreation. The party's website indicates particular opposition to the Greens. It contested the Senate in the 2007 election in Queensland and South Australia, and on a joint ticket with the Shooters Party in New South Wales.

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance. Druery has also received regular payments from the Fishing and Lifestyle Party.The party was voluntary deregistered on 8 December 2014.

Australian Progressive Alliance

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Commonwealth Liberal Party

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Drug Law Reform Australia

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FREE Australia Party

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The FREE Australia Party is no longer registered.

Fair Land Tax – Tax Party

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List of political parties in Australia and New Zealand by country

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Multicultural Progress Party

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Mutual Party

The Mutual Party (previously the Bank Reform Party) is a de-registered minor political party in Australia.The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance.The party's lead candidate for the Senate in Western Australia at the 2014 special election was Anthony Fels, who has been a Liberal (and later independent) member of the Western Australian Legislative Council, and an independent and Katter's Australian Party Senate candidate at the 2010 and 2013 federal elections, respectively.In March 2015, the Australian Progressive Party (not to be confused with the similarly named Australian Progressives) announced that it had absorbed the Mutual Party after they agreed to join forces.The Mutual Party was deregistered in April 2015, according to the Australian Electoral Commission.

National Party of Australia (SA)

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Protestant People's Party

The Protestant People's Party (PPP) was a minor Australian political party which operated in the state of New South Wales (NSW) in the 1940s.

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Science Party (Australia)

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Smokers' Rights Party

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Stop CSG Party

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Stop Population Growth Now

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United Tasmania Group

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