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Aug 22, 2013

Revealed: the libertarian Right’s micro-party links

Are right-wing micro-parties merely dummies to funnel votes to each other? Crikey catches them out breaching electoral laws. Now the AEC is investigating.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

A swag of right-wing micro-parties running Senate and House of Representatives candidates at the forthcoming federal election have been exposed as being controlled by the same cabal of fringe-dwelling acolytes. The Australian Electoral Commission's official party registration page reveals that scorched-earth political operator David Leyonhjelm is the registered officer for both the Outdoor Recreation Party (Stop the Greens) and the Liberal Democratic Party ...

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14 thoughts on “Revealed: the libertarian Right’s micro-party links

  1. Djbekka

    Hey folks, maybe $2000 or $1000 is no longer a substantial fee for registration. After all a trip to Disneyland costs more.

  2. Heintz Becker

    There does not seem to be any genuine far righters in the mob making the most moves and comments. How can this be? Have they been shut down as commentators or do they not feel they will be listened to? Come on, let’s hear it from the almost dangerous right-wingers!

  3. steinman max

    Heintz Becker, if you’re interested in right wing stock quotes see any Limited News Party website, Crikey seems to deal in leftist stereotypes as far as comments go.

  4. Hibbett Gregory

    Interesting article. There needs to be some better transparency in where these preference deals lay. Though the thought of larger ballots is a nightmare. Maybe the AEC needs to start acting as a 3rd party arbitrator when it comes to preference deals?

    The idea that this small group for extremists are raising multiple parties to siphon votes is ridiculous. That is where the reform should be.

    Also, why are you censoring the Sex Party?

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