City Country Alliance

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The City Country Alliance (CCA, initially One Nation QLD) was a short lived Australian political party that briefly held six Queensland state seats while it operated exclusively in Queensland.

It was founded in late 1999 as One Nation QLD in the wake of Pauline Hanson's One Nation suffering severe ructions in Queensland. Five of its 11 MLAs seceded to sit as independents in protest of the centralization of party affairs in Sydney, costing Pauline Hanson's One Nation official status in the legislature. Amid delays in the Supreme Court of Queensland acting on an appeal of Pauline Hanson's One Nation's deregistration in Queensland, the five remaining One Nation MLAs tried to register a separate Queensland party. When party headquarters declared this a mutiny, they announced formation of the City Country Alliance (then known as One Nation QLD) as a separate party, factually.[1] Its inaugural Parliamentary Leader was Bill Feldman, and its Executive Director was Ian Petersen. A sixth member, Jeff Knuth, subsequently joined and former Senator-elect Heather Hill joined also.

On 24 March 2000, its website was ceased to be updated - the party began to deteriorate before it had even been registered. On 12 September 2000, it was lawfully became registered as a political party.

On 17 February 2001, the party contested the Queensland state election. It lost all six seats it held, and received only 2.39% of the primary vote.

On 22 April 2003, the party lost its official status[2] as the Australian Electoral Commission determined it no longer had the right to hold it.

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  1. ^ Leach, Michael (2000). The Rise and Fall of Pauline Hanson. University of Queensland Press. 
  2. ^ Australian Electoral Commission. "City Country Alliance". Retrieved 17 July 2012. 

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