Following on with this series.
1. Election Candidates
This is the AEC site where you can find the list of candidates in your electorate, by entering your suburb or postcode.
2. Volunteer Hub
If you would like to join a volunteer team in your electorate, you can sign up here. This is a part of Reignite Democracy Australia.
3. MPs and Senators Voting Record
Want to find out how your current MP or Senator voted this term? There are two websites OpenAustralia and They Vote For You.
Go to to one of these sites and put your postcode or MP’s name in the search box 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 They Vote For You also has an analysis of the Senate.
4. Freedom Friendly Minor Parties
These are the names of the minor political parties that I have come across, from various sources. If you have more information about these or other freedom parties, share in the comments. If any of these listed parties are not freedom-friendly, let me know.
Listed in alphabetical order:
▹ Group R Independent Senate Team **
▹ Informed Medical Options Party
▹ Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party
[** Group R Independent Senate Team is only for VIC. This is the Monica Smit and partner team. I thought that Monica had signed up with UAP, but is seems they are running as Independents for the Senate. Having been sent to jail as a political prisoner for being a freedom fighter, makes Monica a candidate who deserves the position of parliamentary representative. I hope all Conservative voters in VIC will consider giving her team their Senate vote.]
[Updated to add the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party. They have candidates in a few states.]
When I wrote this post, I had included the AustraliaOne party on the list. Then, I cross-checked the parties listed here, with the list on the AEC site and couldn’t see AustraliaOne.
With further checks, I came across this article (March 17) which is not from a reputed source, but I posted it on the Open Thread. After that, I spotted a Riccardo Bosi interview with Maria Zee on April 19. I watched it in the hope of getting the answers I was looking for. Bosi told Zee that the names of candidates would be on his website, the next day [April 20].
Today, May 2, there is no information about the candidates on the AustraliaOne site.
Most of us knew that the Federal Election was due this year, most likely in May. No surprise. Any leader of a new political party would have registered the party months ago, and also have finalised the candidates, in time for the election.
His interview with Maria Zee is self-trumpeting and a heap of manure. Tall stories about what he is going to do. When will that be? In fifty years?
The Governor General & Australia’s Urgent Need for New Government
If anyone has information related to this party or its leader that differs from my research, I am prepared to check that out and update the post.
I have just received the current ” Official Guide to The 2022 Election”and note that the AEC is continuing the give the FALSE impression that in order to have a formal vote for the Senate , at least 6 above ,or at least 12 below the line boxes MUST be marked.THIS is NOT TRUE…..I quote the Electoral act ,and this is confirmed in the “Scrutineers Handbook”p39 in my copy, According to the Electoral act Part XVIII The scrutiny, Secs 268Aand 269 (Despite what you will be told at the polling pace) a vote in the senate is NOT INFORMAL if…..”.268A(b)if there are more than 6 squares printed on the ballot paper below the line -the voter has consecutively numbered any of those squares from 1 to 6 (whether or not the voter has also included one or more higher numbers in those squares)” AND “sec 269(1)(b) the voter has marked the number 1,or the number 1 and one or more higher numbers,in squares printed on the ballot paper above the line.” SO For a FORMAL vote only 2squares above the line OR 6 squares below the line are required to satisfy the requirements as detailed in The Act
Destroyer D69, is there a way to get this question answered by the AEC? Or contact a talkback radio show and ask the question?
The radio show hosts should be able to get that verified by the AEC or by someone who is an expert in these matters.
Just completed my postal. Nine options, sitting LNP member was number 9. It’s quite a decision to put Greens or ALP at 7 & 8.
is there a way to get this question answered by the AEC? Or contact a talkback radio show and ask the question? I have been asking the AEC about this for years, Even getting the Qld Ombudsman involved, resulting in a phone call from “AEC Legal” The AEC agrees that this option IS correct,despite the fact that a practice vote on the website resulted in an “Informal, Try Again” response.However the ACT (As I understand from that conversation) prevents them from publicly stating anything that is NOT on the Senate Ballot Paper.So a change in the Act itself is required before the AEC can inform voters that this option is available.Also ,as I understand, any organisation that promotes this information MAY be in breach of the Electoral Offences Section of the ACT. With that in mind I must clearly state that I am in NO way trying to change any vote,merely that I believe that this information in vital for the voters to be aware of All the options available to them.
So many changes needed to the voting process.
Including Non compulsory voting, Optional preferential voting and Photo ID.
Compulsory voting may be a good idea in theory. But that would require citizens to take their rights and responsibilities seriously. The current voting preferences system requires a fair bit of time to research each candidate, their policies, and then decide their placement on your ballot sheet.
How many Australians are prepared to do that?
One possible concern with Australian Values Party:
The AVP says its not suggesting preferences and wants to stand between the right and left of Australian politics. My concern (one of many) is they think the Liberals represent the ‘right’. Heston did respond to Reignite’s survey but you’ll notice the nuances especially in their long form responses.
I’ve been delving a little deeper on AVP and I’ve transcribed Heston’s comments with my own highlights below:
Heston Town Hall session 1 (3/2/22)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVj62DlPjBI&t=44s (from 4.50)
“Linking back to Steve’s comment on values. Why values are important – I want to jump to another question we got and asked to comment on. The story many of you might have heard about which is the Brisbane school that mandated parents to sign a contract that students declare their gender and their sexuality and, if I just quickly jump over to Australian Values, people get confused by one of the values is freedom of religion which includes the freedom not to follow a particular religion, freedom of speech and freedom of association but the value that supersedes that is the value that parliamentary democracy whereby our laws are determined by parliament elected by the people, those laws being paramount and overriding any other inconsistent religious or secular laws. That is so important, this nation in 2015 passed the gay marriage vote recognising same-sex relationships and marriage within our constitutional law therefore for a school to then go and say they need to mandate gender identity and homosexuality should go against our constitutional law and as such also goes against our Australian values so I don’t even understand how that is even a conversation that is allowed to occur in this nation that we are in but again it’s because we are not being governed in accordance with those values that we actually require people entering into our country to abide by. In doing so I have answered that question on where I stand on that.