Australia's First Nations Political Party

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Australia's First Nations Political Party
Leader Ken Lechleitner[1]
Headquarters Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia[2]
Ideology Indigenous rights and constitutional reform[3][4]

Australia's First Nations Political Party (AFNPP) was an Australian political party. The party was registered on 6 January 2011 with the Australian Electoral Commission.[5] The party was founded by Maurie Japarta Ryan a former independent candidate and the grandson of Aboriginal Australian activist Vincent Lingiari.[4] In November 2013, the Australian Electoral Commission approved the party's application to change its name from "Australian First Nations Political Party" to "Australia's First Nations Political Party".[6]

The policies of the party focused on issues such as Northern Territory statehood [4] and Aboriginal sovereignty.[3]

The party ran two candidates for the Senate in the 2013 federal election, receiving 1.44 per cent of the Senate vote in the Northern Territory.[7]

AFNPP was deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission on 15 August 2015, as it had failed to demonstrate the requisite 500 members to maintain registration.[8]