Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia

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Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia
AbbreviationIndigenous Party of Australia[1]
ConvenorOwen Whyman (Paakantyi, Malyangapa)
FounderOwen Whyman
FoundedOctober 2020; 2 years ago (October 2020)[2][3]
Registered29 November 2021[4]
HeadquartersWilcannia, New South Wales
Membership (November 2021)Increase 2,050[5]
Colors    Green, orange
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The Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia is a minor Australian political party, launched and based in Wilcannia, New South Wales.[2] The party's main objective is to tackle Indigenous issues and for Indigenous rights and to stop development projects destroying native land.[7][8] It was formed in 2020, and gained federal registration on 29 November 2021. As of November 2021, it is stated to have over 2,000 members.

The party was formed in October 2020 by Owen Whyman, who is of Paakantyi and Malyangapa origin,[9][10] and is open to Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.[2] However, all party board members and candidates must be Indigenous.[11]

As of March 2022, the party has six candidates for the 2022 federal election, with Whyman running in the Senate for New South Wales.[2]


  1. ^ "Register of political parties". Australian Electoral Commission. 7 December 2021. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Apps, Lesley (17 December 2020). "New Political Party To Represent Australia's First People". The Northern River Times.
  3. ^ Northey, Annette (7 October 2020). "Wilcannia man to form first Indigenous party". Barrier Daily Truth.
  4. ^ "Registration of a political party Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission (AEC). 29 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia". Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia.
  6. ^ "Our Policies". Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia.
  7. ^ "New Indigenous Party opposed to DLALC bushland development". Central Coast News. 7 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Indigenous Party backs local campaign to stop state forest logging". Central Coast News. 24 November 2021.
  9. ^ Apps, Lesley (17 December 2020). "Clarence candidate for new Indigenous party". The New River Times.
  10. ^ "The proposed Indigenous Party of Australia targets gold project". Blayney Chronicle. 23 June 2021.
  11. ^ Ravlic, Tom (9 September 2021). "Indigenous political party facing registration hurdles". The Mandarin.