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Australian Sports Party

Australian Sports Party
Founded 2013
Dissolved 2015 (Deregistered)
Colours Blue
House of Representatives
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The Australian Sports Party was a registered federal political party of Australia formed in 2013 and officially deregistered in August 2015.[1] The party aimed "for every Australian to be involved in sport and recreation to assist in living a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle in a strong community."[2] It contested the Senate election of 2013 and succeeded in having Wayne Dropulich elected as a senator for Western Australia[3] before that state's Senate count was declared void. The party failed to win a seat at the 2014 Western Australian Senate election held on 5 April 2014. The party was involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance which aimed to assist election of minor-party candidates through manipulation of preferential-vote flows in conformity with the official voting regulations.[4][5]


  1. ^ The Australian Sports Party at Australian Electoral Commission, 7 August 2015
  2. ^ About Us
  3. ^ Senate Results: Western Australia
  4. ^ Bitter dispute erupts over Senate preferences in Queensland: ABC 5 September 2013
  5. ^ 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
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