Thursday 2 October 2014
For immediate release

Registration of Animal Justice Party

The Animal Justice Party was registered as a political party under Victorian electoral law today.

The party applied for registration on 9 July 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 Animal Justice Party.

As a registered political party, the Animal Justice 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 & Research Branch
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1187
Email: paul.thornton-smith@vec.vic.gov.au

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