Republican Party of Australia

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Republican Party of Australia
Leader Peter Consandine
Founded 1982
Ideology Republicanism
Politics of Australia
Political parties

The Republican Party of Australia is a minor Australian political party dedicated to ending the country's links with the United Kingdom and establishing a republic. It was formed in 1982, and achieved registration federally in 1992.[1] It contested the 2004 federal election, but was not registered at the time of the 2007 election, although some of its members stood as independent candidates.[2]

It in many ways replaced the Australian Republican Party, which had operated from 1949 through until the RPA's founding.[3]

It is not linked with the Australian Republican Movement.


  1. ^ Republican Party of Australia (2008). "Constitution of the Republican Party of Australia". Republican Party of Australia. Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 
  2. ^ Consandine, Peter (2007). "Report on 2007 Federal Election". Republican Party of Australia. Retrieved 2008-03-09. [dead link]
  3. ^ Jaensch, Dean; Mathieson, David (1998). A Plague on Both Your Houses: Minor Parties in Australia. Allen & Unwin. p. 51. ISBN 1-86448-421-7.