Proposal to cancel registration of Australian Democrats for ACT elections

Published 24 Aug 2007

The Australian Democrats may be removed from the ACT Register of Political Parties as it does not have enough members, ACT Electoral Commissioner Phillip Green said today.

The ACT Democrats has informed the Electoral Commissioner that it does not have the 100 members required for registration as a political party for ACT Legislative Assembly elections.

Under the ACT's Electoral Act, the Electoral Commissioner is required to cancel the registration of a political party where the Commissioner believes on reasonable grounds that the party does not have at least 100 members who are on the ACT electoral roll. Before cancelling a party's registration, the Commissioner is required to invite written objections to the proposed cancellation.

A notice inviting public objections to the proposed cancellation has been published on the ACT Legislation Register. The notice can be found at

More information about registration of political parties can be viewed on the Elections ACT website at

Phillip Green
Electoral Commissioner