Voluntary Euthanasia Party

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Voluntary Euthanasia Party
Founder Dr Philip Nitschke
Convenor Ranjan Ray
Founded 1 June 2013 (2013-06-01)
Ideology Legalisation of voluntary euthanasia
Website
http://vep.org.au
Politics of Australia
Political parties
Elections

The Voluntary Euthanasia Party is a minor political party in Australia, co-founded in 2013 by Philip Nitschke to lobby for legislative change to allow voluntary euthanasia in Australia.

The party applied to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to be registered as a political party on 10 May 2013, the application was assessed on 20 May and the party was registered on 1 June.[1]

The party nominated several candidates at the 2013 Australian federal election: six candidates for the Senate (two each in New South Wales, the ACT and South Australia); and a candidate for the House of Representatives seat of Solomon in the Northern Territory.[2] Three of the candidates were terminally ill.[3]

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance.[4][5]

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