Australian Labor Party applies to change its abbreviation to "ACT Labor"

Published 26 Jun 2012

"The Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch) has applied to change its official abbreviation from Australian Labor Party  to  ACT Labor," Mr Green said.

As a result of this change, the Australian Labor Party will have the choice of two names that it will be able to use on the ballot papers at the October 2012 ACT election:

  • Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch); or
  • ACT Labor.

Anyone wishing to object to the change to the abbreviation of the Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch) may lodge a written objection with the Electoral Commissioner by 11 July 2012.

A notice inviting objections to the change of abbreviation will be published in the Canberra Times and on the ACT Legislation Register on Wednesday 27 June 2012.

A copy of the application and the constitution of the party are available for public inspection at the office of the Commissioner between 9.00am and 5.00pm on business days.

Further information on party registration can be viewed on the Commission's website.