Tuesday 1 July 2014
For immediate release

Registration of Palmer United Party

The Palmer United Party was registered as a political party under Victorian electoral law today.

The Palmer United Party applied for registration on 8 April 2014. As required by section 49 of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC advertised the application and invited objections. No objections were received.

To be registered, a party has to have at least 500 members on the Victorian electoral roll. The VEC confirmed this by writing to the members whose names were provided by the Palmer United Party.

As a registered political party, the Palmer United Party will:

  • have the party name printed next to its endorsed candidates’ names on ballot papers;
  • be able to nominate all its candidates centrally with the VEC instead of with individual election managers;
  • be entitled to public funding (if it gains enough votes); and
  • be entitled to enrolment information (which it can only use for specified purposes).

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Media enquiries:
Paul Thornton-Smith
Senior Information and Research Officer
Communication, Education and Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1187
Email: paul.thornton-smith@vec.vic.gov.au