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Australia's First Nations Political Party

Australia's First Nations Political Party
Leader Ken Lechleitner[1]
Headquarters Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia[2]
Ideology Indigenous rights and constitutional reform[3][4]

Australia's First Nations Political Party (AFNPP) is an Australian political party. The party was registered on 6 January 2011 with the Australian Electoral Commission.[5] The party was founded by Maurie Japarta Ryan a former independent candidate and the grandson of Aboriginal Australian activist Vincent Lingiari.[6] In November 2013, the Australian Electoral Commission approved the party's application to change its name from "Australian First Nations Political Party" to "Australia's First Nations Political Party".[7]

The policies of the party focus on issues such as Northern Territory statehood [6] and Aboriginal sovereignty.[3]

The party ran two candidates for the Senate in the 2013 federal election, receiving 1.44 per cent of the Senate vote in the Northern Territory.[8]

References

  1. ^ "First Nations Maurie Ryan stands down".  
  2. ^ http://aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/Party_Registration/Registered_parties/first-nations.htm
  3. ^ a b "Official launch of Australia's first Aboriginal political party near the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra".  
  4. ^ "First Nations Political Party formed".  
  5. ^ http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2013G00210
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ Application to change party name approved - Australia’s First Nations Political Party, Australian Electoral Commission, 14 November 2013.
  8. ^ FIRST PREFERENCES BY GROUP - NT, AEC, 10 October 2013.
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