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Richard Mulcahy hoping to have a party

By Kerces - 26 June 2008 29

The Canberra Times today carried a public notice about the application to register the Richard Mulcahy Canberra Party.

The ACT Electoral Commission says that anyone wishing to object to the formation of this party can do so in writing by July.

On resigning from the Liberal Party last December, Mr Mulcahy reportedly said he would stand as an independent in this year’s election.

In order to qualify for registering a political party, Mr Mulcahy has to have found at least 100 people who support him enough to have become paid up members of his new party.

A copy of the RMCP’s application and constitution can be viewed at the Electoral Commission during ordinary business hours.

Richard Mulcahy

  • Who? (37%, 74 Votes)
  • I wouldn't urinate on him if he was on fire (53%, 106 Votes)
  • I think he's a great champion of community values (10%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 199

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Richard Mulcahy hoping to have a party
Clown Killer 1:54 pm 26 Jun 08

This ones pretty transparent. Mulcahy being bereft of ideas is simply following the lead taken by Pangallo. Being a registered party gives you an advantage on the ballot paper because you’re not simply grouped in wth the rest of the ungrouped independants. What surprises me is that he’s managed to round up 100 of Canberra nutters to sign up to support him.

Mr Evil 12:55 pm 26 Jun 08

Nah, more likely a wine and cheese event.

PM 12:50 pm 26 Jun 08

So… we can hope to pop into Richard at a rave or something?

Skidbladnir 12:47 pm 26 Jun 08

Back on topic, does anyone know ehen the 07-08 finyear Party & Individual Financial Disclosures get posted?

Thumper 12:46 pm 26 Jun 08

‘Tis cool 😉

Mr Evil 12:40 pm 26 Jun 08

I must be too deep for you then, eh Skids? 🙂

Skidbladnir 12:38 pm 26 Jun 08

Sorry, I got the two of you confused.
Which is strange, because I kind of tend to agree with Thumper, and not Mr Evil.

Thumper 12:36 pm 26 Jun 08

Hmmm…

I don’t recall commenting on this thread. Especially about unmarked graves…

Skidbladnir 12:36 pm 26 Jun 08

Canberra.
And also Parties.

QED (apparently)

Mr Evil 12:36 pm 26 Jun 08

Skidbladnir said :

Dead and in an unmarked grave.
Probably not a good example, Thumper.

Thumper????

Dead and in a unmarked grave: see there is hope for the ACT! 🙂

PM 12:21 pm 26 Jun 08

In the City News article he comments on the CAP: “I don’t understand, philosophically, what they stand for.”

Fair enough point, but what does the Canberra Party actually stand for aside from Mulcahy?

Skidbladnir 12:21 pm 26 Jun 08

Dead and in an unmarked grave.
Probably not a good example, Thumper.

Mr Evil 12:14 pm 26 Jun 08

Even Adolf Hitler started off small too, and look where he ended up!

Jonathon Reynolds 12:03 pm 26 Jun 08

Skidbladnir said :

Could someone pay the fees for 100 people, and then just get them all to fill in appropriate forms?
Should we be checking to see if any Mulcahy devotees are hanging around on street corners drumming up ‘unintentional supporters’ of the “Will you sign my petition?” variety?

The answer is probably not.
The Electoral Act requires you to submit your signed up membership list with the application for registration of a party. Elections ACT then randomly picks a representative sample of the membership and asks them (via a letter) to confirm their status as members of the party attempting registration. If insufficient people respond then the Electoral Commission has grounds to deny the registration.

City News has another article here:
http://www.citynews.com.au/index.php/content/article/mulcahys_new_party/

Skidbladnir 11:11 am 26 Jun 08

I know he has direct financial support from a few individuals and organisations around town, but can someone pay fees on behalf of another, or do they need to contribute the fees themselves?
Could someone pay the fees for 100 people, and then just get them all to fill in appropriate forms?
Should we be checking to see if any Mulcahy devotees are hanging around on street corners drumming up ‘unintentional supporters’ of the “Will you sign my petition?” variety?

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