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Moving pages to align with new ministry names[edit]

I'm going to move the various Defence Ministries to align with the Second Turnbull Ministry. This is consistent with previous renamings of these Ministries.
WAS -> IS

  • Minister for Defence Material (Australia) -> Minister for Defence Industry (Australia)
  • Minister for Defence Personnel (Australia) - redirects to Minister for Defence (Australia) -> Minister for Defence Personnel (Australia)
  • Minister for Defence Science and Personnel (Australia) -> Minister for Defence Personnel (Australia)

Unfortunately Minister for Defence Personnel (Australia) already exists as a redirect to Minister for Defence (Australia). Are there any administrators about who can delete Minister for Defence Personnel (Australia) to enable the re-naming of Minister for Defence Science and Personnel (Australia)?

Cheers haydn_likes_carpet (talk) 01:06, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Scott Davis Talk 14:14, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks! haydn_likes_carpet (talk) 04:19, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Belinda Neal[edit]

Anyone feel like doing some cleaning up at Belinda Neal? Someone has managed to turn it into quite the puff piece (!). The Drover's Wife (talk) 04:37, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Newish party did not field candidates, article disappeared[edit]

Do we have a policy/opinion about the article for a registered party that did not field candidates this month? I was rather surprised to find that the article for The Australian Mental Health Party became a redirect to a list of parties [1] with no AFD. The party logo has a fair use rationale to be used in the party article, but is now tagged for speedy deletion. I am on holidays with limited available bandwidth to do much about it. --Scott Davis Talk 14:19, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

This is why Frickeg's argument that registered parties should only be considered intrinsically notable after an election swayed me: the modern microparty fad is invariably seeing at least one of these cases where the party gets registered but falls over before even contesting an election, with no media to otherwise establish notability and no candidates to direct preferences to warrant trying to keep articles in order to explain election results. I'm all for deleting this class of article. The Drover's Wife (talk) 05:01, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship[edit]

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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:47, 14 August 2016 (UTC)