Reclaim Australia: Reduce Immigration

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Reclaim Australia: Reduce Immigration (RARI) was a minor Australian political party that was active from 1996 to 1999.[1] The party advocated reducing Immigration to Australia and was associated with the far right of Australian politics. The party was deregistered due to a lack of members, and was largely displaced by the more successful One Nation and, to a lesser extent, Australians Against Further Immigration (AAFI). The party's best electoral result was in the by-election following the retirement of former Prime Minister Paul Keating from the federal seat of Blaxland. In this by-election, the Liberal Party did not field a candidate to oppose the sitting Labor Party, and, although RARI finished behind AAFI on the primary vote, on preferences RARI was able to come second in the seat.

Federal parliament[edit]

House of Representatives
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Government
1996 6,457 0.6(#12/18)
0 / 150
Increase 0
Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/– Notes
1996 44,545 0.41(#10/22)
0 / 40
0 / 76
Increase 0
1998 8,019 0.07(#21/29)
0 / 40
0 / 76
Decrease 0


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reclaim Australia: Reduce Immigration". Deregistered political parties. Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 July 2012.