Party registration decision: Country Alliance

Updated: 29 July 2011

Application for party registration approved – Country Alliance

File reference: Reg4228, 11/504

Background

A list of the tests applied to each application for party registration is available.

On 26 July 2011, a delegate of the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) approved an application from Country Alliance (the Party) for registration as a political party under the provisions of Part XI of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act).

The AEC received an application for registration from the Party on 3 May 2011 and applied the tests required under the Electoral Act.

The AEC delegate determined that the Party's application had passed its initial assessment on 14 June 2011. The application was advertised in the Commonwealth Gazette and 10 newspapers achieving coverage throughout Australia on 22 June 2011 as required by s132 of the Electoral Act. A period of one month was provided from that date for any person or organisation to lodge reasons why the Party should not be registered. No such reasons were lodged.

Conclusion

The AEC assessed the application by the Party as meeting the requirements of the Electoral Act and no written reasons were lodged against the registration in the period provided for objections to be lodged.

The AEC registered Country Alliance.