Australian Christians

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Australian Christians
Leader Ray Moran
President Dwight Randall
Founded 2011
Merged into Australian Conservatives (Victorian branch only)
Headquarters 64 Canning Highway
Victoria Park WA 6100
Ideology Conservatism
Social conservatism
Christian right
Political position Right-wing
Website
http://australianchristians.com.au

The Australian Christians is a political party in Australia founded in 2011. Registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 15 December 2011,[1] they aim to represent Christian values, appealing to the 2.7 million voters who go to church at least once a month.[2] It was formed when the Victorian and Western Australian branches of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) voted to form a new party. The party has endorsed senate candidates in Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania and plans to expand into South Australia and Queensland.[3] The party has decided not to operate in New South Wales, where the CDP has two seats in the Legislative Council.[4]

The party contested the 2012 Melbourne state by-election on July 21, and received about 1 percent of the vote.

The party contested the Western Australian state election on 9 March 2013, and received 1.95% of the vote.[5]

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance.[6][7]

Australian Christians fielded senate candidates for Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland and a total of eighteen candidates for seats in the House of Representatives across Victoria and Western Australia in the 2016 federal election.[8]

In May 2017, Cory Bernardi, the leader of the Australian Conservatives, met the national and Victoria state leadership of the Australian Christians to discuss a merger between the two parties.[9] In September 2017, the Victoria state leadership of the Australian Christians merged the two parties.[10][11]

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  1. ^ "Application for registration approved - Australian Christians".
  2. ^ "About - Australian Christians".
  3. ^ "CDP - Australian Christians". Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  4. ^ "NSW - Australian Christians". Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  5. ^ "Legislative Council - Results by Party". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  6. ^ Bormann, Trevor (2013-09-05). "Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  7. ^ "Alliance of micro parties boosts odds for likes of One Nation or Shooters and Fishers gaining Senate spot through preferences". Daily Telegraph. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  8. ^ "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 11 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Cory Bernardi approaches Australian Christians for Family First-style merger". Crikey. 15 May 2017.
  10. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/australian-christians-join-bernardis-australian-conservatives/news-story/cf7e715d11330cb5851671dac711443a
  11. ^ "Australian Christians disbanding in Vic". News.com.au. 2017-08-30. Retrieved 2017-09-13.

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