Australians Against Further Immigration

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Australians Against Further Immigration
Founded 1989 by Dr. Rodney and Robyn Spencer
Dissolved 2008
Headquarters None
Ideology Nationalism
anti-immigration

Australians Against Further Immigration (AAFI) was an Australian political party which described itself as "eco-nationalist" and was against positive net immigration. The party was founded in 1989 and registered in 1990. It ceased to exist in 2008.

AAFI regularly stood candidates at both state and federal level, but never won a seat. The party said it was a mainstream organisation, and to distance itself from extremist organisations such as the Australian League of Rights and from the Citizens Electoral Council.[1] The far-left Green Left Weekly called it racist.[2] In 1994, Franca Arena, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, denounced them in the New South Wales parliament.

The party was deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission in December 2005, as lacking the minimum required members in order to be registered as a political party.[3] It contested the 2007 New South Wales state election, but was deregistered at the state level not long after.[4]

Federal parliament[edit]

House of Representatives
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Government
1996 73,023 0.67(#6/18)
0 / 150
Increase 0
2001 12,033 0.10 (#11/20)
0 / 150
Decrease 0
Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
1996 137,604 1.26(#6/22)
0 / 40
0 / 76
Increase 0
2001 21,012 0.18(#18/29)
0 / 40
0 / 76
Decrease 0
2004 11,508 0.10 (#23/30)
0 / 40
0 / 76
Decrease 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyle Allan (1994), 'Immigration and the Werriwa By-Election,' in People and Place, Vol.2, No.1, p.55
  2. ^ "Multicultural Australia". Green Left Weekly. 1994-02-16. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Media Release 2006: Deregistration of Australians Against Further Immigration". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ fightdemback.org Archived April 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.