Political Parties and Candidates

This section will focus on the following:

1/ The Current Politicians, Parties, and the Candidates in the 2022 elections

2/ The Political Parties and Candidates (old and new) contesting the elections

3/ Party Manifestos and Policies

4/ Party Leaders

5/ Any other information that will help in the (how and whom to vote for) decision-making process.

6/ Any other suggestions related to these elections.

19 Responses to Political Parties and Candidates

  1. kaysee kaysee says:

    Parliament of Australia / Infosheets (July 2019)

    Infosheet 22 – Political parties

    Political Parties In The House Of Representatives

    Australia’s system of government is based on the existence of political parties. While the Members of the House of Representatives are individually elected to represent constituents within each electoral division, in most cases Members belong to and support a political party.

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  2. kaysee kaysee says:

    Parliament of Australia / Senate Briefs

    No.1 – Electing Australia’s Senators

    The role of the Senate

    The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, or the federal Parliament, is made up of two houses—the House of Representatives and the Senate.

    Both are directly elected by the people of Australia. The functions of the Senate are to represent the states equally and to review the proposals and decisions of the House of Representatives and the executive government

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  3. kaysee kaysee says:

    Parliament of Australia / Senate (as at November 2020)

    Senate composition

    The 45th Parliament was prorogued on 11 April 2019 and a general election was held on 18 May. The terms of state senators elected on that date commenced on 1 July 2019. The terms of territory senators began on the date of their election.

    Detailed information on the composition of the 45th parliament is also available.

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  4. kaysee kaysee says:

    Australian Electoral Commission (Updated 29 November 2021)

    Register of political parties

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    Parliament of Australia / Practice and Procedure

    The Australian Constitution

    (There is an option on the site to also view the Constitution as a single document [pdf])

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  6. kaysee kaysee says:

    A list of the smaller centre-right political parties (WIP)

    ▹ Australian Federation Party
    ▹ AustraliaOne Party
    ▹ Liberal Democratic Party
    ▹ Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
    ▹ The Great Australian Party
    ▹ United Australia Party

    (If you know any others, please let me know)

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  7. kaysee kaysee says:

    Australian Federation Party

    Registered Officer of Party: Glenn O’Rourke


    Party Policies/Constitution

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    AustraliaOne Party

    National Leader: Riccardo Bosi


    Party Policies/Constitution

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    Liberal Democratic Party

    Registered Officer of Party: Robert Andrew McCathie


    Party Policies/Constitution

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    Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

    Registered Officer of Party: Pauline Hanson


    Party Policies/Constitution

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    The Great Australian Party

    Registered Officer of Party: Ian Nelson


    Party Policies/Constitution

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    United Australia Party

    Registered Officer of Party: Clive Frederick Palmer


    Party Policies/Constitution

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  13. kaysee kaysee says:

    Parliament of Australia / Senators-Service Expiry Dates

    Senators up for re-election

    30 June 2022

    30 June 2025

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  14. kaysee kaysee says:

    Press conference (January 2022)

    United Australia Party (UAP)

    Message for Australians

    Clive Palmer announces the Senate team to Save Australia, to protect our freedoms and to restore our way of life.

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  15. kaysee kaysee says:

    LDP website (January 2022)

    Freedom Manifesto

    Policy 1 – Freedom From COVID Alarmism

    COVID Alarmism has decimated the Australian economy, robbed us of our freedom and inflicted irreparable mental health damage on thousands of Australians.

    We must fight back and rebuild with sensible leadership and transparency at all levels of government.

    Krystle Mitchell (Liberal Democrats Senate Candidate for Victoria) bravely spoke out when she saw the disproportionate response of the Victorian Police.

    The Liberal Democrats and our candidates will always fight for freedom over fear.

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  16. kaysee kaysee says:

    How They Voted

    Two websites OpenAustralia and TheyVotedForYou provide a tool for you to find out about how your federal representative voted.

    Go to to one of these sites and put your postcode or MP name in the search to find out how they voted. Senate votes are also listed.

    The OpenAustralia site appears to be able to provide clearer search for each Senator, although TheyVotedForYou also has an analysis of the Senate.


    (This link is also posted above)

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  17. kaysee kaysee says:

    Topher Field (February 2022)

    It is so very important that every freedom-loving citizen votes correctly. Explain to those who don’t understand the system, how to number the preferences.

    The preferential voting system explained by Topher Field


    Preferential Voting with Marbles!

    How to stick it to the Major Parties this election!

    How Preferential Voting works… using marbles!

    Yep, Topher uses 1,000 marbles to show how preferential voting works and how YOU can stick it to the major parties this election.

    TL/DR: Put ALL the freedom friendly minor parties at the top, put the majors last. It’s that simple.

    But if you want to UNDERSTAND how it works and why just 30% of the vote is enough to win a lower house seat, you’ll have to watch the video!

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  18. kaysee kaysee says:

    Topher Field (February 2022)


    Why preferential voting exists

    After my earlier video (see 1 above) explaining how preferential voting works in Australia, I’ve had lots of questions about WHY it exists at all!

    Well there’s actually a good reason! It’s designed to solve a very real problem and once you understand the problem, the existence of preferential voting makes sense!

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