Australia has its own distinctive feature where voting is compulsory aspect among the citizens. Here they have full preference of instant-runoff voting in which the method to vote is used for single-seat elections with more than two candidates, to elect the Lower House.
The Australian House of Representatives and the use of optional preferential voting is used to elect the Upper House for the Australian Senate.
Registered Political Parties in Australia.
The election Commission has a register of Political Parties which lists the eligibility of parties that ha the party affiliation next to their endorsed candidate printed On Ballot Papers.
- Sustainable Australia: – This was formed in 2010 and is described as the political centre which has a vision for a sustainable Australia.
- 21st Century Australia Party: – Policy of this party reducing Australia’s political system to two layers rather than three and a revival in certain taxes.
- Animal Justice Party: – This party represents Animal rights perspective in political arena of Australia.
- Australia First Part (NSW) Incorporated: – This is a far right political party which plays a major role in the party on a national scale. It has nationalistic, economic protectionist and anti-multicultural approach.
- Australian Affordable Housing Party: – This party is registered with the Election Commission in terms of federal elections in Australia.
- Australian Christians: -Founded in 2011, and is registered with Australian Electoral Commission on 15 December 2011. They aim to represent Christian’s values.
- Australian Conservatives : – This is a Right Wing political Party, which is a breakaway from the Liberal Party of Australia.
- Australian Country Party: – Formerly known as Country Alliance and the Australian Country Alliance, this party focusses on rural issues, which is also an alternative to National Party.
- Australian Equality Party (Marriage): – The party caters a platform which protects the rights of Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (GLBTIQ) community.
- Australian Greens: – This party is commonly known as The Greens,( four additional branches listed below)
.The Greens NSW
. The Australian Greens – Victoria
. Queensland Greens
. The Greens (WA) Inc.
–Australian Labor Party: – The party is in opposition at the federal level since 2013 election. (9 additional branches listed below)
. Australian Labor Party (N. S. W. Branch)
. Australian Labor Party (State of Queensland)
. Australian Labor Party (South Australian Branch)
. Australian Labor Party (Tasmanian Branch)
. Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)
. Australian Labor Party (Northern Territory Branch)
. Country Labor Party
- Australian Liberty Alliance: – The party was registered with electoral commission on 28 july 2015, of which official launch happened on 20 October 2015.
- Australian People’s Party: – This was registered by Australian Electoral Commission in March 2017, which aims to provide standards to all Australians along with equal rights.
- Australian Progressives: – This is a minor Australian Political Party which was established in September 2014.
- Australian Workers Party (AWP): – This party is registered under Australian Electoral Commission.
- Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group):– This is a Socially Conservative political party in Australia.
- Citizens Electoral Council of Australia: – It’s a far-right political party in Australia affiliated with the international LaRouche Movement.
- Consumer Rights & No-Tolls: – It is registered with Australian Electoral Commission.
- Country Liberals (Northern Territory): – This is a conservative political party founded in 1974, Australia.
- Country Minded: – This party claims to protect the interests of regional Australians who depend directly indirectly on agricultural production.
- Democratic Labor Party (DLP): – A political party in Australia that espouses social conservatism and are opposed to neo-liberalism.
- DerrynHinch’s Justice Party: – Registered under federal elections since April 14 2016.
- Health Australia Party: – A registered minor political party which was formed in 2013 and registered on 7 November 2013.
- Help End Marijuana Prohibition Party(HEMP): – This is an Australian political Party which advocates the legislation of Cannabis.
- Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party: – This party is registered under federal elections on 26 october 2016.
- Jacqui Lambie Network: – This Australian political party was formed in 2015 by former Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie.
- Katter’s Australian Party: – This was formed by the independent Federal Member of Parliament with registration to Australian Electoral Commission, 2011.
- Liberal Democratic Party: – This party was founded in 2001, Canberra. The party has smaller government and supports policies on classical liberal and right-libertarian principles.
- Liberal Party of Australia: – This is a major centre-right political party.
(seven additional branches listed below)
. Liberal Party of Australia, NSW Division
. Liberal Party of Australia (Victorian Division)
. Liberal National Party of Queensland
. Liberal Party (W.A. Division) Inc.
. Liberal Party of Australia (S. A Division)
. Liberal Party of Australia – Tasmanian Division
. Liberal Party of Australia – Act Division
- Love Australia or Leave: – This party is registered for federal elections since 12 October 2016, which includes opposition to immigration and Islam in Australia and also withdrawing Australia from United Nations.
- National Party of Australia: – This traditionally represents graziers, Farmers, and rural voters.
(Four additional branches listed below)
. National Party of Australia – N.S.W
. National Party of Australia – Victoria
. National Party of Australia (WA) Inc
. National Party of Australia (S.A.) Inc.
- Nick Xenophon Team: – It’s a centrist party founded on 1 July 2013 which made national debut in 2016 federal elections.
- Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting): – A minor political party which has members in all states and territories of Australia.
- Online Direct Democracy – (Empowering the People): – Registered Political party which contested elections in 2007 & 2013 federal elections.
- Outdoor Recreation Party (Stop The Greens): – ORP is a minor political party originating in New South Wales (NSW). It represents the outdoor community and interests of cycling, bushwalking, camping, kayaking.
- Pauline Hanson’s One Nation: – It’s a Nationalist, Right-Wing populist party founded in 1997.
- Pirate Party Australia: – This party traditionally represents civil liberty issues and has expanded into traditional areas of policy.
- Renewable Energy Party: -Registered under Australian Electoral Commission on 22 March 2016.
- Republican Party of Australia: – A minor Australian party which is dedicated to form a Republic and wants to end all link from United Kingdom.
- Rise Up Australia Party: – A far-right political party focused on nationalist and Christian conservative issues.
- Science Party: – Also known as Future Party was established in 2013.
- Secular Party of Australia: A minor political party founded in January 2006 and registered as a Federal political party in 2010.
- Seniors United Party of Australia: – An Australian Political party registered with Australian Electoral Commission, previously known as Seniors United NSW until 3 March 2016.
- Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party: – It primarily advocates for gun rights and the right of access to public land.
- Socialist Alliance: – It’s a Socialist Political Party in Australia, claims to be the largest group has branches in all states and territories.
- Socialist Equality Party: – Established in 2010 as the successor party to the socialist LabourLague.
- The Arts Party: – It’s an International political movement that is inspired by the importance of Arts, and creative action.
- The Australian Mental Health Party
- Voluntary Euthanasia Party: – This is a minor political party in Australia, founded in 2013 to advocate for legislative change to allow Voluntary euthanasia in the country.
- ORG|Upgrade Democracy: – Flux is a political movement which aims to replace world’s elected legislatures by a new system referred as issue-based direct democracy (IBDD).