Voluntary Euthanasia Party
|Voluntary Euthanasia Party|
|Founder||Dr Philip Nitschke|
|Founded||1 June 2013|
|Ideology||Legalisation of voluntary euthanasia|
|Politics of 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.
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. Three of the candidates were terminally ill.
- Application for registration approved – Voluntary Euthanasia Party, Australian Electoral Commission, 1 June 2013.
- "Voluntary Euthanasia Party bids for Senate seats". SBS News. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- Di Stefano, Mark (19 August 2013). "Voluntary Euthanasia Party is born". ABC News. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland: ABC 5 September 2013
- Alliance of micro parties boosts odds for likes of One Nation or Shooters and Fishers gaining Senate spot through preferences: Daily Telegraph 5 September 2013
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