Trying to register a new liberal political party for Australia

In 2013 I had helped set up India’s only classical liberal party. The party was required to furnish 100+ affidavits from registered voters to India’s Election Commission. The process took over 12 months.

In the case of Australia’s Representatives (AusReps), the Australian classical liberal party that I’m helping establish, we don’t have the luxury of 12 months. The federal elections could be held this year.

AusReps was conceived just before Easter by Peter Harris and I took up this option immediately. This was to be designed as the replacement liberal party that I had written about on 25 February 2021.

It has been a huge piece of work but with team work and support I was able to lodge the application for the party’s registration with the AEC on 15 June 2021. The task required, among other things, a list of 550 members being lodged: the AEC expects this list to be close to perfect, so the validation of the list by volunteers took one month.

I’m exhausted, but this is massive step forward – for a fight back against the tyrannical Liberal and Labor parties.

For those interested, the party’s final constitution lodged with the AEC is available here.

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1 Response to Trying to register a new liberal political party for Australia

  1. C.L. says:

    Thank you, Sanjeev.
    I just read the AusReps constitution and I encourage others to do so.

    The hard work involved in drafting it is commendable.
    You really walk the walk as well as talk the talk – and that is rare.

    Something I noticed at 2.5 (Policy Directions)

    The Party will work closely with Australia’s indigenous communities to find a pathway to heal and resolve any remaining abuses and oppressions and make Australians genuinely unite as a nation. The Party will work to rid Australia of any residual institutional mistreatment or contempt whereby the legal system or Parliament rejects the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ laws and culture either in-principle or in practice. If appropriate, the Party will seek to establish a Council which elected representatives of Australia can consult to better understand the needs and wishes of Australia’s indigenous communities.

    “Make Australians unite” sounds authoritarian – probably inadvertently but it comes across as pushy. Regarding a new Council, NO.

    Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders are free to seek election to the nation’s parliaments and should be encouraged to do so.

    Once again, thank you and AusReps’ National Executive and founders.
    Great work.

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