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Category: Queensland (Page 1 of 3)

Queensland Senate Candidates

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

GROUPS

  1. Len Harris & Debra Yuille (running as the Silent Majority, an unregistered party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: new party
  2. Socialist AllianceOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192014 (VIC) — 2010
  3. Legalise Cannabis Australia (previously Help End Marijuana Prohibition aka HEMP Party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192013
  4. Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption (formerly the Stable Population Party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 201920182013
  5. Reason Australia (formerly the Australian Sex Party & Fiona Patten’s Reason Party)– Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010 (VIC)
  6. TNLOfficial Site
    Commentaries: new party
  7. Federal ICAC NowOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 2022
  8. Steve Dickson & Rebecca LloydOfficial Site
    Commentaries: new party
  9. Mike Head & John Davis (formerly the Socialist Equality Party, now deregistered) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 2022201920132010
  10. The GreensOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  11. Indigenous – Aboriginal Party of AustraliaOfficial Site
    Commentaries: new party
  12. Citizens Party (formerly Citizens Electoral Council of Australia) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 2022201920132010
  13. The Great Australian PartyOfficial Site
    Commentary: 20222019
  14. Australian Values PartyOfficial Site
    Commentary: 2022
  15. Australian Federation Party (formerly Australian Country Party and Australian Country Alliance) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 2013
  16. Animal Justice PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 2019201820142013
  17. Australian DemocratsOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 2022201920132010
  18. United Australia Party (formerly Palmer United) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192014 (VIC) — 2013
  19. Liberal National Party of QueenslandOfficial Site
    Commentaries: none as this party, but…
  20. Informed Medical Options Party (formerly Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party) — Official Site
    Commentary: — 20222019
  21. FUSION: Science, Pirate, Secular, Climate EmergencyOfficial Site
    Commentary: 2022 — Created by the merger of:
    • Science Party — Commentaries: 20192016
    • Pirate Party Australia — Commentaries: 20192013
    • Secular Party of Australia — Commentaries: 201920132010
    • Climate Emergency Action Alliance: Vote Planet
    • Climate Change Justice Party
  22. Drew Pavlou Democratic AllianceOfficial Site
    Commentaries: new party
  23. Liberal Democratic PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  24. Pauline Hanson’s One NationOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 2022201920132010
  25. Australian Labor PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010

Ungrouped Candidates:

  • Robert LyonOfficial Site
  • David John Schefe
  • Lindsay Temple (running under the unregistered Australia One party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 2022
  • Chey Geoffrey Hamilton
  • Lorraine Smith
  • Laurence Quinlivan
  • Karakan Karoly Kochardy
  • Peter Rogers

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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Peter Byrne and Jason Wardle (Socialist Equality Party)

Summary

Website: www.wsws.org/en/special/pages/sep/australia
Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTok
Previous Names: Socialist Equality Party
Slogans: A socialist program of action for the working class!
Themes: The coming global socialist revolution will solve every problem, comrade!
Electorates:

Upper House: Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland

Lower House: none

Preferences: not yet available
Previous Reviews: 201920132010 (as the Socialist Equality Party, prior to their deregistration. See below for more details.) — 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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Australian Values Party

Summary

Website: australianvalues.org.au
Social Media: FacebookYouTubeInstagramLinkedIn
Previous Names: none
Slogans: Politics Leadership
Themes: If it can be federalised, it should be. Serving and veteran military people deserve special treatment under law. Economic value is the most important kind unless we say otherwise.
Electorates:

Upper House: New South Australia, Queensland, West Australia & Victoria

Lower House: Blair, McPherson, Kooyong & Wide Bay

Preferences: not yet available
Previous Reviews: none

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Australia One

Summary

Website: australiaoneparty.com
Social Media: FacebookTelegramRumbleBitchuteGab
Previous Names: none
Slogans: Our Best Future
It’s Time for Australians to Take Back their Country
Themes: Politicians are corrupt
Politics is corrupt
We’ve lost our way
Electorates: Upper House: Queensland and Tasmania

Lower House: Barker, Bendigo, Boothby, Canning, Casey, Chisholm, Dunkley & Greenaway

Preferences: not yet available
Previous Reviews: none

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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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Informed Medical Options Party

Summary

Website: imoparty.com
Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeTelegram
Previous Names: Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party
Slogans: Vote 1 Free Choice
Themes: Medical ‘freedoms’! All the medical ‘freedoms’ (except the ones we don’t like). But not just medical ‘freedoms’. Honest.
Electorates: Upper House: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and West Australia</ br>
Lower House: Canning, Capricornia, Eden-Monaro, Fairfax, Herbert, Hunter, Leichhardt, Lilley, Lindsay, Macquarie, Moncrieff, Newcastle, North Sydney, Parkes, Paterson, Richmond, Robertson and Wide Bay
Preferences: IMOP’s preferences are in lockstep with their own policies, with specifics varying from state to state. The Great Australian Party comes in at number 1 in Victoria, followed by the Australian Federation Party. Anti-vax Reignite Democracy Independents Smit and Jonas are at number 4, One Nation at 5, and the United Australia Party brings up the rear. In the ACT, surprisingly, the Legalise Cannabis Party gets the number 2 slot.
Previous Reviews: 2019

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