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Australian Protectionist Party

Australian Protectionist Party
Leader Andrew Phillips[1]
Newspaper Destiny
Ideology Protectionism
Social conservatism
Right-wing populism
Colours Red, Blue
Politics of Australia
Political parties

The Australian Protectionist Party is a minor Australian political party with Protectionist and Nationalist policies.[2]


  • Ideology 1
  • History 2
  • Electoral performance 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The policies of the Australian Protectionist Party (APP) focus on economic protectionism, and social conservatism The APP opposes multiculturalism saying it is "ruining Australia."[3]

Registered as a federal political party with the Sharia law being implemented in Australia.[6][7][8]


In April 2007 Darrin Hodges, chairman of the Sutherland Shire branch, was expelled from the far right Australia First Party due to disagreements with other party members. Hodges went on to co-found the Australian Protectionist Party.

In 2011, members of the group joined the defence against actions by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions protesters targeting a store of the Max Brenner chocolate chain. The chain is owned by the Strauss Group, Israel's second-largest food and beverage conglomerate, which opponents say supports the Israeli Defence Force.[9]

On Saturday 23 June 2012, the APP held what they described as a "counter protest" to a pro-refugee celebration day by the "Walk Together" group.[10][11]

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance.[12][13]

Electoral performance

Darrin Hodges ran unsuccessfully as a candidate in the 2008 Sutherland Shire Council elections, coming last in his ward.[14][15] Hodges ran again unsuccessfully as a candidate for the Senate in the 2010 Australian federal election. Hodges had to run as an independent as his party was not registered in time and his ticket received 1,501 votes (0.03%).[16]

In September 2012, NSW spokesman Nick Folkes was also unsuccessful when he contested the NSW council elections for the Municipality of Leichhardt and received 0.6% of the total vote for the ward.[17]

In the Australian federal election, 2013 for the Senate in NSW, the Party received 2,424 votes or 0.06% of the vote. [18]


  1. ^ "APP national office, new postal address". Australian Protectionist Party. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Policies | Australian Protectionist Party". Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  3. ^ Barrett, Briena (10 June 2009). "Racist Facebook group targets Aussie immigrants". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Australian Protectionist Party". Current Register of Political Parties. Australian Electoral Commission. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Kontominas, Bellinda (12 April 2010). "Activists' showdown at Villawood's gates". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  6. ^ Sally, By (2010-07-05). "'"Islamist leader Burhan Hanif tells Aussie Muslims to 'shun democracy. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Hutchens, Gareth (11 September 2011). "Shop 'with Israeli links' targeted". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  10. ^ June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20). "Torpedo Gillard’s boat policy | Nicholas Hunter Folkes". Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  11. ^ Walk Together,
  12. ^ Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland: ABC 5 September 2013
  13. ^ Alliance of micro parties boosts odds for likes of One Nation or Shooters and Fishers gaining Senate spot through preferences: Daily Telegraph 5 September 2013
  14. ^ Gibson, Jano (26 September 2008). "Locals oppose Muslim school". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Matheson, Alan (7 November 2008). "Scrutinising the religious and political right". ON LINE opinion (Australia). Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  16. ^ Sharp, Ari (20 August 2010). "Sex, socialism and shooting lead the charge in microparty race". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  17. ^ "2012 NSW Local Council Elections - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  18. ^

External links

  • Australian Protectionist Party website
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