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Northern Territory Senate Candidates

Please note that all links to previous commentaries are to Cate Speaks, only links for 2022 are on this site, and that the Northern Territory is not our primary focus, so not everyone listed here may be reviewed.

GROUPS

  1. Country Liberal PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: none as this party, but…
  2. Liberal Democratic PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  3. Australian Labor PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  4. Legalise Cannabis Australia (previously Help End Marijuana Prohibition aka HEMP Party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192013
  5. Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption (formerly the Stable Population Party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 201920182013
  6. The Great Australian PartyOfficial Site
    Commentary: 20222019
  7. Citizens Party (formerly Citizens Electoral Council of Australia) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 2022201920132010
  8. The GreensOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010

Ungrouped Candidates:

The Liberal Party of Australia

Summary

Website: www.liberal.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagram
Slogans: Stronger Economy. Stronger Future.
Themes: You can’t trust Labor
Look at everything we’ve done for you (but not too closely)
You can’t trust Labor
Electorates: Upper House: All states
Lower House: Almost all electorates
Preferences: The Coalition’s preferences are an interesting balancing act. There’s the obvious pandering to Clive, with the UAP coming in at 2, followed by a desperate scramble to find fellow right wingers who aren’t batshit crazy. This leads to Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party getting the number 3 slot, followed by the Liberal Democrats at 4, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party at 5 and the Australian Democrats at 6. UAP aside, these are among the more moderate parties to be found in the centre and right of our spectrum. It’s also notable that every last one of them is a past or current Parliamentary party, at least at a state level (in the case of the SFF).
Previous Reviews: 20192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010 — all these are on Cate Speaks

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Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party

Summary

Website: www.onenation.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitter
Previous Names: One Nation
Pauline Hanson’s United Australia Party
Slogans: We’ve got the guts to say what you’re thinking
If you want to change the government, change who you send there
Themes: Oppose vaccine mandates. Reduce immigration. No Net Zero. Protect and restore “the individual rights and fundamental freedoms of all Australians”.
Electorates: Upper House: Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria & Western Australia

Lower House: Barton, Bass, Bendigo, Berowra, Blair, Bonner, Bowman, Braddon, Burt, Calare, Capricornia, Casey, Chifley, Cook, Cooper, Cowan, Cowper, Corio, Cunningham, Dawson, Dickson, Dobell, Durack, Fadden, Fairfax, Fisher, Flinders, Forde, Forrest, Fowler, Franklin, Fraser, Gippsland, Goldstein, Groom, Hinkler, Hume, Hunter, Indi, Isaacs, Leichhardt, Lilley, Lingari, Longman, Lyne, Lyons, Macarthur, Maranoa, McEwen, McPherson, Melbourne, Monash, Moncrieff, Newcastle, Nicholls, Paterson, Pearce, Rankin, Robertson, Scullin, Shortland, Spencer, Warringah, Wide Bay & Wright

The website proudly proclaims that One Nation will be standing in all 151 Lower House seats across Australia, so presumably there are still some candidates to be announced.

Preferences: One Nation’s How-to-Vote card is frustratingly opaque. Rather than name parties, it advises voters to vote for the alphabetical letter designated on the ballot. In Victoria,  that means the Australian Values Party is number 2, followed by the Liberal Democrats and United Australia Party. Shooters, FIshers and Farmers, and Australian Federation Party round out the top 6. The other states have the Liberal Democrats at number 2, and IMOP gets a look-in in Queensland at number 5. The exception is Tasmania, who places Independents Day and Amadino ahead of the Liberal Democrats. In Western Australia, Australian Values Party is number 2.
Previous Reviews: 201920132010 — all these are on Cate Speaks

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Citizen’s Party

Summary

Website: citizensparty.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTubeVimeoSoundCloudLinkedIn
Previous Names: Citizens Electoral Council of Australia
Slogans: Citizens taking reponsibility
Themes: Banks are bad unless they’re the ones we want.
Electorates:

Upper House: New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria

Lower House: Chisholm, Cunningham, Hawke, Lingiari, Mallee, Nicholls, Robertson & Sydney

Preferences: Preferences now available here. Short and sweet: second place to Shooters, Farmers and Fishers, third to One Nation, fourth to the Greens, fifth to Reason and sixth to the Australian Values Party. So basically, a vote following this is going to help elect a Green. I would not have predicted that.
Previous Reviews: 201920132010 (as the Citizens Electoral Council.) — all these are on Cate Speaks

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The Great Australian Party

Summary

Website: www.greataustralianparty.com.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTube
Previous Names: Power to People Party
Slogans: Bridge the GAP.
Standing Up For Every Australian
Themes:
Electorates: Upper House: New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and West Australia
Lower House: Brand, Capricornia, Durack, Fairfax, Farrer, Flynn, Forrest, Fremantle, Gorton, Hawke, Herbert, Hindmarsh, Maribyrnong, Moore, O’Connor and Pearce
Preferences: not yet available
Previous Reviews: 2019

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Liberal Democrats

Summary

Website: www.ldp.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTube
Previous Names: none, but sometimes referred to as The Liberal Democratic Party
Slogans: Low Taxes. Small Government. Individual Responsibility.
Fighting for less government and more freedom
Themes: Get the government out of your business
Electorates: Upper House: New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and West Australia
Lower House: Aston, Ballarat, Banks, Bass, Bendigo, Bennelong, Berowra, Blair, Boothby, Braddon, Brisbane, Bruce, Capricornia, Casey, Chifley, Chisholm, Clark, Corangamite, Corio, Cowper, Cunningham, Deakin, Dickson, Dobell, Dunkley, Eden-Monaro, Fadden, Farrer, Fenner, Flinders, Forde, Fowler, Franklin, Fraser, Gellibrand, Gilmore, Gippsland, Goldstein, Greenway, Grey, Higgins, Holt, Hotham, Hume, Indi, Isaacs, Jagajaga, Kooyong, Lalor, La Trobe, Lilley, Lindsay, Lingiari, Longman, Lyne, Lyons, Macarthur, Macnamara, Macquarie, Maribyrnong, Mayo, McEwan, McMahon, McPherson, Melbourne, Menzies, Mitchell, Monash, Moncrieff, New England, Nicholls, North Sydney, Page, Parkes, Parramatta, Paterson, Petrie, Reid, Richmond, Riverina, Robertson, Ryan, Scullin, Shortland, Solomon, Sturt, Wannon, Wentworth, Werriwa & Whitlam
Preferences: The Liberal Democrats have chosen a small grouping of fellow travelers, leading off with United Australia and One Nation, followed by Morgan C Jonas at number 4. The Australian Federation Party and Australian Values Party bring up the rear, and it’s saying something that the AVP are probably the least crazy group in this listing.
Previous Reviews: 20192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010

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The Greens

Summary

Website: greens.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram
Slogans: The Time Is Now
Themes: Socially progressive, economically left wing, pro-environment. Urgent need for climate action.
Electorates: Upper House: All states
Lower House: Many electorates
Preferences: The preferences of the Greens are fairly unsurprising: a grab bag of other left-leaning parties with the ALP bringing up the rear. In between them, there’s the Victorian Socialists, the Animal Justice Party, Legalise Cannabis Australia and Reason, in that order. It’s not hard to look at that list and wonder if this isn’t organised in increasing order of electabililty, trying to ensure that the preference travels as little distance down as it has to.
Previous Reviews: 20192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010 — all these are on Cate Speaks

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Legalise Cannabis Party

Summary

Website: legalisecannabis.org.au
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Names: Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party
Slogans: Reduce Harm, Create Jobs and Save Money
Themes:
Electorates: Upper House: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia
Lower House: Longman
Preferences: This party is having no truck with How to Vote nonsense. Its official card advises people to put the Legalise Cannabis Party 1 above the line, and then to select at least six parties of their own choice.
Previous Reviews: 20192013

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United Australia Party

Summary

Website: www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTube
Previous Names: Palmer United Party
Slogans: Save Australia
Themes: Make Australia Great Again
Electorates: Upper House: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia
Lower House: All
Preferences: There are no surprises on UAP’s Senate How-to-Vote cards. All the parties preferenced are right-wing and either mildly critical of vaccine mandates, or rabidly anti-vax. The Liberal Democrats get the best slot, followed by either Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, Australian Christians, or the Informed Medical Options Party. One Nation is number 4 across the board, followed by the Australian Federation and Australian Values Parties respectively. Curiously, no HTV card was provided for the ACT and NT.
Previous Reviews: 20192014 (VIC) — 2013

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Sustainable Australia Party

Summary

Website: www.sustainableaustralia.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram
Previous Names: Sustainable Population Party, before that the Stable Population Party
Slogans: Redefining Growth
Themes: Protect our environment. Stop over-development. Stop corruption.
Electorates: Upper House: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and West Australia
Lower House: Eden-Monaro, Goldstein & North Sydney
Preferences: Sustainable Australia is another party that doesn’t want to suggest how you should direct your preferences. As long as you vote for them first, you can do what you like with the rest of the choices.
Previous Reviews: 201920182013

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