No Parking Meters Party
|No Parking Meters Party|
|Headquarters||Randwick, New South Wales|
|Ideology||Anti-taxation, consumer rights|
The No Parking Meters Party is a minor Australian political party. The party is registered with the New South Wales Electoral Commission to contest state and local council elections—and has.
The party has a representative on the City of Randwick, its founder, Charles Matthews. Matthews served on the Randwick council from 1977 to 2004, and was again elected in 2008. He served as the city's first mayor following its incorporation from 1990-1991. It contested the New South Wales state election, 2011.
The party was founded in February 2006 as a single-issue party, seeing parking meters as "an extra tax on the family car". However, they now have broader policies: opposing tolls, pokie taxes, and red tape, among others. However the party supports the proposal by Randwick councillor and party member Charles Matthews to impose a $50 registration fee on bicycle riders, which would be used to help fund cycleways being built by the council, it was rejected by other councillors.
- Official website
- ABC Elections- Randwick
- Afternoons with Carol Duncan interview
- Crikey coverage
- 'Souths star Craig Wing plots switch to politics'