Australia's First Nations Political Party
|Headquarters||Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia|
|Ideology||Indigenous rights and constitutional reform|
Australia's First Nations Political Party (AFNPP) was an Australian political party federally registered with the Australian Electoral Commission from 6 January 2011 until 15 August 2015 when it failed to demonstrate evidence of the required 500 party members. The party is also no longer registered at a territory level.
The party was founded by former independent candidate Maurie Japarta Ryan, grandson of Aboriginal Australian activist Vincent Lingiari. The policies of the party focused on issues such as Northern Territory statehood and Aboriginal sovereignty.
The party ran candidates including Warren H Williams in 8 of the 25 unicameral Northern Territory Parliament seats at the 2012 territory election on 2.2 percent of the territory-wide vote. They performed best in the seat of Stuart on 16.4 percent of the vote.
The party changed their name in November 2013 from "Australian First Nations Political Party" to "Australia's First Nations Political Party".
- "First Nations Maurie Ryan stands down". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- AEC redirection page - Australian Electoral Commission
- "Official launch of Australia's first Aboriginal political party near the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- "First Nations Political Party formed". The Adelaide Advertiser. 11 January 2011.
- Notice of change to the Register of Political Parties
- "Australia’s First Nations Political Party". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- Register of Political Parties in the Northern Territory: NTEC
- Legislative Assembly General Election - 25 August 2012
- FIRST PREFERENCES BY GROUP - NT, AEC, 10 October 2013.
- Application to change party name approved - Australia’s First Nations Political Party, Australian Electoral Commission, 14 November 2013.