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Tasmanian Senate Candidates

Please note that all links to previous commentaries are to Cate Speaks, only links for 2022 are on this site, and that Tasmania is not our primary focus, so not everyone listed here may be reviewed. Fortunately, Dr Kevin Bonham is reviewing all Tasmanian candidates and parties, so you can find more information by clicking through.

GROUPS

  1. Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption (formerly the Stable Population Party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 201920182013
  2. Pauline Hanson’s One NationOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 2022201920132010
  3. Animal Justice PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 20222019201820142013
  4. Australian Labor PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  5. Legalise Cannabis Australia (previously Help End Marijuana Prohibition aka HEMP Party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192013
  6. Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (formerly Shooters and Fishers Party)Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  7. Australian Federation Party (formerly Australian Country Party and Australian Country Alliance) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 2013
  8. The Local PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 2022
  9. The GreensOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  10. Liberal Democratic PartyOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  11. United Australia Party (formerly Palmer United) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 202220192014 (VIC) — 2013
  12. Liberal Party of AustraliaOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 202220192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010
  13. Jacqui Lambie NetworkOfficial Site
    Commentaries: 20192016
  14. Informed Medical Options Party (formerly Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party) — Official Site
    Commentary: — 20222019

Ungrouped Candidates:

  • Steve Crothers (running under the unregistered Australia One party) — Official Site
    Commentaries: 2022
  • Fenella Edwards

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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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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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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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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Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

Summary

Website: www.shootersfishersandfarmers.org.au
Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube
Slogans: It’s Your Powerful Voice
Protecting your freedoms, our farmers and the future of outdoor sports
Themes: Guns, no vaccine mandates, rural Australia, guns
Electorates: Upper House: New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria
Lower House: Farrer, Hume, Maranoa & Riverina (possibly others, see below)
Preferences: not yet available
Previous Reviews: Official Site
Commentaries: 20192018 (VIC) — 2014 (VIC) — 20132010

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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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