Rise Up Australia Party
|Founded||22 June 2011|
|Headquarters||30 Star Crescent, Hallam, Victoria, 3803|
m]] Judeo- Christian
|Colours||Red, white, blue|
|Slogan||Keep Australia Great|
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Rise Up Australia Party (RUAP) is a conservative Christian political party in Australia. The party's policy platform is focused on nationalist and Judaeo-Christian conservative values, such as opposing the spread of Islamic doctrine and Sharia Law based on the Koran in Australia; showing opposition to late term abortion; same-sex marriage; the injustices in family law and street and family violence. The Party was launched in 2011 by Rev. Dr Daniel Nalliah. Its slogan is "Keep Australia Great".
The Rise Up Australia Party received 0.4% of the nationwide Senate vote at the 2013 federal election and 0.3% of the nationwide Senate vote at the 2016 federal election. Yet in the N T the Senate vote reached 10.% In the 2016 lower house seat of Lingiari. In the Lower House the party reached between 4% and 7% in 6 seats across Australia. RUAP has one Councillor, Rosalie Crestani. in the City of Casey, in Victoria,
Daniel Nalliah launched Rise Up Australia on 22 June 2011. He had been a candidate for the Australian Senate in the 2004 federal election for the Family First Party. but left the party over views on minority groups. The launch date was picked as it was the anniversary of Nalliah's successful case in the Supreme Court.The case was for freedom of Speech, a 5 year battle against The Islamic Council of Victorian on vilification, where truth was not considered to be a defense. As a result of winning the case, changes were made to the 18C laws on freedom of speech and Australians now have a level of freedom of speech returned to them that was taken away in 2001. The party was launched with the help of British Lord, Christopher Monckton, who promoted Mr. Nalliah in running for a Victorian senate seat in 2013.
In 2015, the party's Facebook page was suspended for 24 hours because it was said to have "hateful speech" content, in it's posts.  This was the first Australian political party page to have been suspended from Facebook, even though this was an exercise on Freedom of Speech.
At the 2016 federal election Rise Up Australia fielded two senate candidates in each of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, and a total of 31 candidates for the House of Representatives, including 18 in Victoria. The party received 36,472 votes or 0.3% of the nationwide Senate vote putting up an impressive, nearly 7% across the N T Senate.
Aims of the Party include opposition to Multiculturalism, preserving Australia's "Judeo-Christian heritage" and cuts to Australia’s "Muslim intake", as well as the protection of Freedom of Speech, and Freedom of Religion The Party also boasts very practical and commonsense policies such as their Tax policy, JobLink and Banking policies which are combined within their Economic policy. Other policies of interest are their Climate Change, EduParty voices support for the State of Israel, stating in their policy platform "[we] support the right of the State of Israel to exist within secure and defensible borders, and with Jerusalem as its undivided capital".
In a 2011 interview with Perth's Out in Perth, Mr. Nalliah stated that homosexuals can be turned back to heterosexual relationships through education and through Christ. "As a political party, while we love the homosexual community and want to get to know them better, we also have a stand where we say, ... there's a time in life when you do things, and maybe you feel yes you are locked into an agenda.... [our position] is that homosexuality is not OK". He also said that "Children should not be exposed to [public displays of homosexual affection] and other practices that go beyond morality." The Party also stated that there will be a "homosexual marriage onslaught in public schools across the state" once same sex legislation is passed.
The Rise Up Australia Party's energy policy also claims that Australia's coal-fired power stations are 42% energy efficient and they were anti the carbon tax.
Rise Up Australia Party would like to see an overhaul of Australia's media content laws, believing their should be restrictions on their website to what they describe as "violent and socially-degenerating themes".
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