New party seeks registration for ACT election

Published 16 Aug 2001

The ACT Electoral Commission has received an application from a further group seeking registration as a political party for the forthcoming Legislative Assembly election.

The Electoral Commissioner, Phil Green, has today placed an advertisement in the Canberra Times giving notice of the application from the:

Australian Human Rights Party

The proposed registered officer for the party is:

Tony Matuska, 1 Waylen Place, Macgregor, ACT

Mr Green said that anyone wishing to object to the registration of this group as a party for the coming election must lodge an objection with the Electoral Commissioner by 30 August 2001.

"Copies of the application and of the constitution of the party are available for public inspection at the office of the Electoral Commission between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm on business days," Mr Green said.

"Any objection received will be made available to the proposed registered officer for comment."

The Electoral Commissioner also announced today that the registration of three ballot groups had been completed, following applications by Members of the current Legislative Assembly. The Electoral Act was amended by the Legislative Assembly in June 2001 to provide for the registration of ballot groups by sitting MLAs.

The ballot groups registered are named "Dave Rugendyke", "Kaine Independent Group" and "Paul Osborne"

Mr Green also said that the two objections which had been received to the registration of the Liberal Democratic Party were available now for public inspection. A decision on the application by this group was expected within two weeks.

Phillip Green
Electoral Commissioner