Australian People's Party

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Australian People's Party
Leader Gary Morris
Party President Gabriel Harfouche
Founded 2014
Headquarters Western Australia
Website
Official website

The Australian People's Party is a registered political party in Australia. It was registered by the Australian Electoral Commission in March 2017.[1] It was formed in 2014 by Gabriel Harfouche, a former lawyer and teacher and Gary Morris, an aviation professional and community activist. The party says its aim is to improve standards of living and rights for all Australians.[2]

Previous parties[edit]

There have been several previous entities named The Australian People's Party.

From Federation to 1911 a party of that name existed contesting rural seats.[citation needed]

A party was created in Condobolin, New South Wales in 1917 with policies of abolishing upper houses and state parliaments.[3]

In 1929, a party of that name endorsed a candidate in the Division of Martin in the Australian elections held that year attracting 4,450 votes which was 7.5% of the vote in that election[4]

In 1996, a candidate for the Australian People's Party contested the seat of Joondalup in the West Australian election achieving just over 300 votes.[5]

Fiction[edit]

The Australian People's Party appeared as a political party in the 2003 film The Honourable Wally Norman, where it mistakenly nominates meatworker Wally Norman as a candidate in a Federal election.[6] The party has been widely thought to be centrist.

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