Seniors United Party of Australia

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Seniors United Party of Australia
Leader Chris Osborne
Secretary Frank Fitzgerald
Spokesperson Chris Osborne
Founded 2015
Headquarters Sydney
Ideology Pensioners' interests
Colours      Grey, Red & Blue
Website
www.supa.org.au

The Seniors United Party of Australia is an Australian political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.[1] It was known as Seniors United NSW until 3 March 2016.[2] The party was founded by Ray Morritt, Nick Agnew, Frank Fitzpatrick and Neil Smith who were dissatisfied with the NSW Government's legislation on retirement villages and other seniors issues.[3]

The party's first three candidates were in the 2016 federal election to represent New South Wales in the Australian Senate. The candidates were Gillian Evans, Kerry Koliadis and Chris Osborne.[4] Evans was ranked as the 26th candidate out of 151 and the party ranked 17th out of 41 groups on the New South Wales Senate ballot paper, counting only first preferences.[5]

The party fielded a candidate in the 2017 byelection for New England. Warwick Stacey polled 16th of the 17 candidates, with 0.39% of the vote.[6]

On 7 February 2018, the Australian Electoral Commission issued a notice that it was considering deregistering the party on the grounds that it had ceased to have at least 500 members.[7]

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  1. ^ "Seniors United Party of Australia". Australian Electoral Commission. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rename Seniors United NSW". Australian Electoral Commission. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Jane Hansen (20 February 2016). "Retirees form Seniors United Party of Australia to put spotlight on how retirement villages operate". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Senate Results (NSW)". Virtual tally Room. Australian Electoral Commission. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "New England, NSW: By-election". Australian Electoral Commission. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018. 
  7. ^ "Notice of intention to deregister Seniors United Party of Australia" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.