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Election08 field finalised

By johnboy - 18 July 2008 32

With thanks to the ABC for the heads up I can inform you that the ACT electoral commission has now finalised the list of parties running in the 2008 election.

And they are:

  • Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)
  • Australian Motorist Party
  • Free Range Canberra
  • Liberal Democratic Party
  • Liberal Party of Australia (A.C.T. Division)
  • Pangallo Independents Party
  • Richard Mulcahy Canberra Party
  • The ACT Greens
  • The Community Alliance Party (ACT)

Richard Mulcahy squeaked in with his registration coming though today. Apparently the Christian Democrats have ceased to exist.

What’s Your opinion?

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32 Responses to
Election08 field finalised
Thumper 7:36 pm 18 Jul 08

We need a Screaming Lord Such…

Deadmandrinking 6:07 pm 18 Jul 08

But they’re just not the same, Jake, you don’t feel you’ve voted for the Monster Raving Loony Party until it’s too late.

tom-tom 6:06 pm 18 Jul 08

they call themselves the CAP these days

jakez 6:03 pm 18 Jul 08

Primal said :

And yet again there is no Monster Raving Loony Party. Such a shame 🙁

They may not go by that name butI’d suggest quite a number above are monster raving loony party’s.

Primal 5:03 pm 18 Jul 08

And yet again there is no Monster Raving Loony Party. Such a shame 🙁

LG 4:31 pm 18 Jul 08

Didn’t they change their name to ‘Canberra Liberals’?

I wonder how many independents will actually run since (it appears) there is almost no chance they’ll get in. Pangallo and Mulcahy are fortunate to have the resources to manufacture a party in a short period of time.

Also, weren’t the Canberra Business Forum (I don’t think that’s the correct name but is some split Liberals group involving Jim Murphy?) thinking of starting a party?

Skidbladnir 4:12 pm 18 Jul 08

Applications and Registrations are two different things (One starts, and one ends the process).
Many government authorities do that, but for most places the process is a lot faster.

51modelBloke 4:01 pm 18 Jul 08

Is Mulcahy a valid party? According to the ACT Electoral Commission site “An application for party registration, or any application to change the name or abbreviation of an already registered party, may be made at any time. However, to take effect at an election, an application must be made before 1 July in an election year.”

They do go on to say “This allows time for the necessary steps to be completed before the close of the register 36 days before polling day. No action can be taken on any application or appeal against a decision on an application during the pre-election

Jonathon Reynolds 3:05 pm 18 Jul 08


I have a reasonably complete list of all the candidates and their contact details in a spreadsheet
Contact me via CanberraVotes site with your direct contact details and I’ll forward it through

Mr Evil 3:03 pm 18 Jul 08

Where are the “Residents Rally” and “No Self-Govt” parties?

peterh 3:00 pm 18 Jul 08

maybe that will be their election promise…

Jazz 2:58 pm 18 Jul 08

I wish some of these parties would join the rest of us in the 21st century and have an email address.

fnaah 2:58 pm 18 Jul 08

Apparently the Christian Democrats have ceased to exist.


Thumper 2:58 pm 18 Jul 08

You mean like Cromwell 😉

Sorry JB, i’ll shut up now….

peterh 2:44 pm 18 Jul 08

maybe the christian democrats was an oxymoron?

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