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Champions of the ‘free market’, the Liberal Democratic Party are determined to show those faceless bureaucrats in Canberra who’s boss (and to put Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish); the Democrats — much to everybody else’s surprise — are still cranking (Campaign Details Coming Soon!), while the Australian Fishing and Lifestyle Party (“real people with real solutions and the courage to stand up for what is right”), the Australian Sex Party (“a political response to the sexual needs of Australia in the 21st century”) and the Shooters and Fishers Party will be representing the interests and obtaining the votes of thousands of fishers, shooters, lifestylists and rooters.
In summary, Seranna Shutt will be sexing it up in NT, in SA Ari Reid and Jason Virgo are aspiring Sex senators, while Austen Tayshus (aka Alexander Gutman) is running in Warringah against The Mad Monk.
The Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) will be fielding candidates for both the NSW Senate and the House of Reps in NSW and Victoria.
Senator Online is either the rather forlorn face of e-democracy in the early twenty-first century, or the bastard child of a mad, amateur, political scientist — one whose creation is sure to turn against its master and destroy his house cum laboratory in a cybernetic fit of rage!
In the meantime: Senator Online candidate Wes Bas volunteers with a number of charities in his spare time; having grown up on Sydney’s northern beaches, Brianna Roach is proudly Australian and is keen to contribute to society. In Victoria, Glenn Sargent is a passionate Australian. One of the things he’s passionate about is the Greens. Namely, keeping them out of the Senate; perhaps by way of installing sensible people like him instead. “Recent Australian News Poll puts the Green Vote at 15%, up from 7.8% at the last election. This could be an extremely dangerous development for Australian Politics and all who live in the land.” In Queensland, Scott Reading has the drive and determination to get the job done.
“Never has the barrier for entry into the marketplace of ideas been so low…” Seemingly the brainchild of David Stockwell, the Climate Sceptics Party is “The world’s first political party representing scepticism and objectivity in climate policy”. Currently, the party has one candidate: Party President Leon Ashby is running for the Senate in SA. Ashby is a founding member of the Australian Environment Foundation, to which Liberal Senator Cory ‘Turn your lights on!’ Bernardi will be making a valuable contribution in October 2010 at their annual conference.
Variations on the Christian right may be found among the Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nihilist), the Democratic Labor Party (Catholic) and Family First (Assemblies of God). The CDP is fielding 26 candidates, the DLP Senatorial candidates in every state and territory, while
Australia First Earth First! Family First is attempting to put God back into politics just about everywhere: in NSW (presumably) QLD, SA, in VIC (presumably) WA — except maybe TAS. And ACT. (And NT.)
Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment (Prohibition of Display and Sale of Bongs) Bill 2010. A Bill for an Act to amend the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 to provide for a prohibition on the display and sale of bongs and for other purposes.
“Indeed, from this building one can walk not very far at all down Bourke Street, to the second shop after Russell Street, to see this. Two weeks ago I did this and counted more than 200 bongs in the front window, including probably more than 50 different types of bongs, some of which were in the shape of a human skull, for example.”
“A bloke cannot marry his brother; it is not right”, he said. ”A woman cannot marry their sister; it is not right. A bloke cannot marry a bloke because it is not right, and a female cannot marry a female because it is not right. I don’t support this.”
The Carers Alliance is keeping the masses in suspense, declaring of their many candidates “Watch this space – details coming soon”.
The Building Australia Party meanwhile is, like The Future, a mystery, while “The Nimbin-based Help End Marijuana Prohibition Party has had [its] political party registration hopes dashed for another term – by an agonising four-day shortfall”.
See also : Socialism vs. 2010 election (July 27, 2010).