Application for registration approved - Carers Alliance

Updated: 20 March 2013

File reference: Reg4933, 07/1082-3

The delegate of the Australian Electoral Commission determined that Carers Alliance should be registered under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

Background

On 15 October 2012, the Australian Electoral Commission (the AEC) received an application from Carers Alliance (the Party) to be registered as a political party under the provisions of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (the Electoral Act).

The AEC conducted a series of tests usually undertaken as part of the initial consideration of an application and on 5 February 2013, after liaising with the Party to improve its constitution, the delegate of the AEC found no reason to refuse the Party's application and approved its advertisement for public input. The application was advertised in the Commonwealth Gazette and 10 newspapers achieving coverage throughout Australia on 13 February 2013, as required by s.132 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.

Consideration

No responses to the advertisement were received by 14 March 2013.

Conclusion

The delegate of the AEC registered the Carers Alliance.

14 March 2013

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