Australian People's Party
The Australian People's Party is a name shared by a number of short-lived political parties in Australia's history.
From Federation to 1911 a party of that name existed contesting rural seats. It merged with the Commonwealth Liberal Party to form the People's Liberal Party.
George Apap of the Australian Workers' Union formed a party of the same name after an unsuccessful bid for the presidency of the South Australian Australian Labor Party . In 1996, a candidate for the Australian People's Party contested the seat Joondalup in the West Australian election in 1996 achieving just over 300 votes .
The Australian People's Party appeared as a fictional political party in the 2003 film The Honourable Wally Norman, where it mistakenly nominates meatworker Wally Norman as a candidate in a Federal election. The party has been widely thought to be based on the Labor Party.
In January 2010 the Australian People's Party is being established again. This time Nathan Jones a teacher from NSW is aiming to form a new political party that is for the people of Australia and not a party for the politicians of Australia.
The main goal of the Australian People's party is to get rid of State Governments in Australia so there is only a Federal government and regional governments (local councils). The new website is www.australianpeoplesparty.com
- ^ Results for the 1929 Federal election in the Division of Martin published by Adam Carr
- ^ Macquarie Library, Encyclopedia of Australian Events 1997 retrieved from Macquarie Net 29 November 2005
- ^ Australian Parliamentary Library, Background Paper 15 of 1996-97 on the West Australian elections of 1996
- ^ The Australian Peoples Party by Stewart Ulrich
- ^ New York Times Movies article on The Honourable Wally Norman and ABC Tasmania review of the Honorable Wally Norman