The Animal Justice Party is preferencing liberals Zed Seselja over the Greens Simon Sheikh in the Senate. They are also top of the ballot paper, which means they will get the donkey vote. If you’re voting for the libs anyway, obviously it won’t matter.
If you think you’re voting for animal welfare however, you’re actually sending your vote to the liberals, which actively oppose AJP’s policies.
AJP’s preferences, and their position on the ballot could hand Abbott the Senate – Antony Green has done a blog post on it here: http://blogs.abc.net.au/antonygreen/2013/08/senate-preferences-act.html.
AJP are deleting comments on their facebook page that highlight what a vote for them actually means.
So the moral of the story is, if you were going to vote for the libs anyway and were thinking AJP, go for it. If the thought of a liberal controlled Senate freaks you out; you think a party that will preference against their values just to spite another party they’re angry they can’t control is bonkers; and/or you think a party deleting comments letting people know where their vote will actually go is unethical, maybe think about swinging your vote another way.