Australian Independents

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The Australian Independents was a minor political party in Australia, founded by serial political candidate, Patricia Petersen in 2012. It was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 16 July 2013.[1]

The Australian Independents ran 6 candidates in the House of Representatives and candidates for the Senate in every state and territory in the 2013 federal election.[2] Its Senate candidates received a total of 45,441 first preference votes, 0.34% of the total votes cast.[3] Its House of Representatives candidates received 4,163 first preference votes, 0.03% of votes cast.[4]

The party was deregistered by the AEC on 4 February 2016, after failing to demonstrate the requisite 500 members to maintain registration.[5]