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  • Response to the NSW Premier’s Resignation

    The Future Party strongly supports the ongoing efforts of the Independent Commission Against Corruption to clean up the political culture in NSW. As Premier Barry O’Farrell noted in his press conferences yesterday and today, it is vital that people cooperate with the efforts of the ICAC and other bodies seeking to stamp out institutionalised corruption in all its forms. It is also vital that our political leaders hold themselves to the highest possible standards of integrity.

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  • WA Senate Election

    Following problems with the recount of Senate ballots in Western Australia last election, the Court of Disputed Returns has ordered a fresh vote be held in the state. The Federal Executive of the Future Party has considered whether or not to run candidates. Although several groups have already approached us seeking preference deals and other cooperation, the Future Party has decided not to contest the election. The main reasons for this decision were:

    • A lack of current activity among our WA membership, who would need to form the backbone of any campaign on the ground.
    • The difficulty of finding, vetting and pre-selecting candidates within the given time frame.
    • The diversion of time, money and attention from our efforts: building up the party’s grass roots presence nationally; campaigning on critical federal issues, such as the NBN and research funding cuts; and preparing for the upcoming NSW state election.
    • The large number of small parties likely to contest the election, adding to the difficulty of success, and requiring an emphasis on tactical preference negotiations over engaging with the electorate on policy.

    If you would like to help organise our WA branch to put us in a position to contest seats there in the next federal election, please contact volunteers.manager@futureparty.org.au

  • Release: The Future Party rejects changes to the 457 visa conditions

    The Future Party, one of Australia’s newest political parties, is calling on the Greens, the Labor Party and the independents to reject the changes to 457 visa conditions, which would require employers to seek Australian residents for positions before applying for 457 visas.

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