Republican Party of Australia

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Republican Party of Australia
Founded 1982
Ideology Republicanism

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] The party was re-registered on 9 July 2013, but was deregistered on 15 February 2016 after failing to demonstrate the required number of members.

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.