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The dual citizenship status has also ended Mr Assange's political ambitions in Australia. His Wikileaks party contested the 2013 election in a bid to win Mr Assange a Senate seat, but the party only attracted 0.62 per cent support. As recent controversies have shown, Australians standing for political office ...
One of Australia's newest political parties has the Illawarra's blue-collar workforce in its sights as it embarks on a membership campaign, saying it's "time ... The Australian workers Party (AWP) has revealed it is targeting the Wollongong and the wider Illawarra areas as one of its key activist regions in 2018.

The Australian government's proposed ban on foreign donations and new disclosure requirements for political campaigners are "likely" to face a constitutional challenge, the human rights Law Centre has warned. The HRLC executive director, Hugh de Kretser, told Guardian Australia it was "actively ...
Outspoken Coalition MP George Christensen has also threatened to quit Parliament and last year removed any LNP branding from his website. Mr Cox said there was a range of political figures looking for a common cause. "The North Queensland party was a good idea before the state selection and I'm ...
After a decade as a South Australian senator and less than a year out from a state election, it was time to leave Canberra and sort out troubles at home. ... Xenophon launched his shock return to state politics in October, announcing he would lead his new SA Best party from the front and stand in the ...
That's because the government's proposed bill to ban foreign donations and tackle foreign interference in Australian politics extends to "political ... said the legislation effectively conflated the advocacy activities of "independent non-partisan civil society groups" with the electioneering of political parties.

"The idea that people, via potential confusion about the logo it uses, could mistake a financial institution for a political party or vice versa seems quite bizarre to us," he told news.com.au. "Financial institutions typically do not contest elections in Australia nor do political parties typically engage in the ...
Ever in search of greener grass: meet the man who has changed political parties more often than most people change their outfits. ... to major parties in the upcoming South Australian election is undisputable and just over two months out from the poll his SA Best party has claimed their first ministerial scalp.
But Rhiannon told Guardian Australia "the narrow definition of what would qualify as election expenditure will severely reduce funding for minor political parties". Electoral expenditure currently includes the production, broadcast and publication of ads, distribution of electoral material and opinion polling.
Reason intends to be central to those discussions, emerging as a progressive, Democrat-style force in Australian politics. "We're not going to see that number of small parties on the ballot ever again," says Patten. "However, we're not going to see the voters who didn't vote for the major parties going back to ...
A Chinese Communist Party-linked group's event held at Tasmania's Parliament House was designed to influence politicians to support Beijing's push for ... The Reception Room at Parliament House in Hobart hosted the launch of the of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Council for the Promotion of ...
The Labor Party is calling on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to scrap defence industry Minister Christopher Pyne's electorate of Sturt in the upcoming redistribution of seats in South Australia. South Australia is set to lose a federal electorate because of its dwindling population, while the ACT ...
Each week, the team at Essential Media Communications discusses issues that are topical and a series of questions are devised to put to the Australian public. Some questions are repeated regularly (such as political preference and leadership approval), while others are unique to each week and reflect ...
Australia is to ban donations from foreign bank accounts, non-citizens and foreign entities to all types of political campaigning - such as GetUp! - not just political parties. Political parties, independent candidates, trade unions, interest groups, advocacy groups and others spend millions of dollars each year ...
The Australian government on Monday banned foreign donations to Australian political parties, the Attorney-General, George Brandis, said. The changes came after Brandis carried out a review of Australia's counter-intelligence laws. In addition to banning foreign donations, new laws targeting Spies and ...
The laws will also ban foreign political donations to activists such as GetUp! as well as political parties themselves. And they will create a public registry for foreign individuals or organisations that aim to influence the Australian political process, similar to the existing registry for political Lobbyists.
The parties have always been quick to quibble on this point. They say that the people elect the MPs and senators, and they, in turn, vote for party leaders. This is technically true but, to the electorate, irrelevant. Since the political parties started routinely knifing serving prime ministers, their primary votes have ...

Rural independents are crying foul on the eve of the New England byelection over a late blast of digital targeting by the National party about whether or ... Mailer said on Friday the electoral rules needed to be tightened if political parties were able to get around the advertising blackout before elections by ...
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has given his personal endorsement to an international conference run by an Australian political donor caught up in ... blew up in Australia, and Senator Sam Dastyari was forced to step down as the Labor Party's assistant Senate whip over his connection with the other ...
It is no secret the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation has long held concerns about the amount of Chinese funding handed to political parties and that it has briefed party leaders and officials on these fears. And it is easy to see why - the expansion of China's influence amongst politicians is difficult ...
Nine years after the ute-drivin', rum-drinkin' Nats hooked up with BMW-driving, chardonnay-sipping Libs at a sort of political B&S ball at Brisbane's Sofitel Hotel on July 27, 2008, the partnership is under intense strain. The impressive performance of Katter's Australian Party in last Saturday's election has ...
'Malcolm, for the good of your party and the country, just go': Kevin Rudd unloads .... "So when Turnbull is smashed at the next election, and he will be, let us understand that holding the reins of government as a progressive political party in Australia is a precious thing, to be nurtured carefully, not to be ...
But his terms of reference make no mention of the role played by banking Lobbyists in Australia, or how donations from banks and financial institutions influence major political parties at state or federal level. He said the commission would not award compensation to customers in cases of wrongdoing but ...
Australia's banking and financial system is too important to leave in the hands of minor parties and fringe elements in the parliament. The possibility that terms of reference on something this important could be the subject of political horse trading should worry every Australian. It's a prospect that caused ...
The move is part of a suite of new measures aimed at curbing China's influence in Australian affairs. Mr Beazley, who in addition to his political appointments served as Australia's ambassador to Washington, said China's objectives were to further its own economic and political interests and there was ...
Some questions are repeated regularly (such as political preference and .... Which party do you expect will win the next federal election? ... How much trust do you have in the federal government to do what is right for Australia? .... All Essential Research and senior Your Source staff hold Australian market ...
Under Campbell Newman's one-term Liberal National Party government, there were also many plum appointments for political allies.
Yet in Australia, 80 per cent of eligible voters responded to the ... the populist party, which is exactly what the major German parties said about AfG too. ... about the successful Australian model of controlled immigration and ...
Mr Katter -- who with fellow Katter's Australian Party MP Shane ... not bad for Queensland -- we're out to help them (the major parties) ... she can go her own way and go into political oblivion -- but we're ..... Recycled tyres can turn an environmental challenge into an opportunity to improve Australia's roads ...
In Australia the firm typically employs staff and politicians from that country's ... Australian left-wing lobby firm Hawker Britton hiring in New Zealand. ... time: "Raeburn spent more than five years working for the National Party, ...
"I think the real extremists of Australian politics are the Greens," Howard ... But I think the way to handle any political party is through the battle of ideas. ... dangerous" and posed a threat to Australia's "long-term position".
Now, a former brigadier in the Australian Defence Force who became a ... opposing political sides - the Liberal-National Coalition and the Labor party ... where political parties have a consensual approach to national security.
Duty must override personal ambition and party solidarity. ... But, without Australia's separation of powers, the courts obeyed their political masters ... Only those who's Australian citizenship is absolute, no matter how friendly ...
Tatts has thrown cash donations at political parties during Lottoland ... across the eastern states, has joined Australian local newsagents in a ...
At the party's national conference, Greens leader Richard Di Natale will on Sunday ... the centre for the left-wing party, insisting the changes in the political ... for the Australian Greens - that over the next 25 years, the party's ambition ... to the rich and powerful, if only corporate Australia has a free pass, then ...
Both major political parties had an "unspoken agreement" to keep a lid on the ... Under the Australian Constitution, federal MPs are required to ... A Liberal Party spokesman said Mr Cameron's allegations were complete rubbish. ... for Australia to withdraw funding as Cambodia's main opposition party is ...
Both major political parties are being urged to direct election spending ... wishlist the State government sent to Infrastructure Australia this month. ... Marshall and the Liberal Party were predicting double-digit unemployment.".
The government plans to eliminate big political donations, capping them at $4000 over a ... gives millions to the state and federal parties over election cycles. Senior Labor sources have told The Australian that a key reason for the reforms is to ... Central to the Liberal Party's claims on the Cormack fund are ...
Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi in the Senate after moving a ... of the activist group GetUp and White Ribbon Australia's support for abortion, ... causes; has provided and received support for left-of-centre political parties, ... and has actively campaigned like a political party, and in every such ...
populist party gathers momentum in Australian state election ... is sick and tired of politics and has no time for either of the two main parties. ... on the outskirts of Brisbane, the state capital and Australia's third-biggest city.
WE ARE often told that we need more honesty in politics, more people ... is the once relatively obscure Section 44 of the Australian Constitution, which sets ... political party in Australia and indeed for the Labor Party -- whose ...
The only opposition from a political party has come - unsurprisingly .... all of the key parties apart from the Greens (the Australian Greens party) ...
PARTS of Australia have been forced back to the polls* as a crisis over ... Prime Minister and senior politicians from every major political party ...
... of same-sex marriage, opposition parties had argued for Parliament to legislate ... The result of the survey, conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, ... by the opposition Labor Party, was introduced into the Australian Senate ... of Western Australia professor of politics Peter Van Onselen told CNN.
AIRBNB has warned South Australia's political parties to maintain the status quo as pressure grows from the Australian Hotels Association, and ...
Jenny Low was a staff member of Nick Xenophon's party. ... forward with the allegations until The Australian made inquiries of her this week. ... Mr Xenophon said it "smacks of the lowest form of dirty and desperate political opportunism". ... Melbourne, Australia - NOVEMBER 04: Racegoers enjoy the ...
Australian development and aid charities have joined forces to fight ... will ban or limit the use of donations from overseas for advocacy in Australia. ... just to political parties and "associated entities" but also to "third parties", ...
And in the context of cascading citizenship bombshells, it pits a loathed political class of parties and the press gallery, against a disintegrated ...
Mainstream political parties in the west face a "fragmentation" of ... Delivering an address to the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Sydney, Mr Howard said the trend was evident in the US and Britain, and Australia.
Growing unpopularity of Australia's growing population .... or Muslims (who, incidentally, comprise just 2.2 per cent of the Australian population). ... If political parties want to retain or boost their public support and want to retain ...


 

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