21st Century Australia Party

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21st Century Australia Party
Founder Jamie McIntyre
Founded 2013
Ideology Fiscal conservatism
Direct Democracy
Limited government[1]
Website
www.21stcenturyaustralia.com.au

The 21st Century Australia Party is an Australian political party formed by Jamie McIntyre. Policies include reviewing the necessity of state government to reduce Australia's political system to two layers rather than three and reviewing certain taxes.[2]

The party was founded in March 2013 by McIntyre, whose objective was to create "an abundant, prosperous 21st century economy, for all Australians to fairly share in the massive wealth our large nation (Australia) can provide".[3] The party was launched at Glen Innes RSL on 22 April 2013 and aimed to field candidates in most of the 150 lower house seats of the 2013 Federal election,[4] but was unable to be registered before the deadline.[5] The party was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 7 November 2013.[6]

Labelled a "controversial spruiker" by the ABC,[7] McIntyre was investigated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) from 2002 to 2007. ASIC agreed to discontinue the proceedings in 2007 after he repaid investors.[8][9][10][11]

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McIntyre founded the party in March 2013 and announced that he would challenge Tony Windsor for the New England seat. McIntyre comes from a farming family in New England, New South Wales and owns several rural holdings in the area.[12]

McIntyre stood as an independent in the 2013 Australian Federal Election for the Division of New England, the seat that Tony Windsor represented, but Tony Windsor did not stand. The seat was won by Barnaby Joyce representing the National Party of Australia. McIntyre gained 6059 votes (6.6%).

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