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Australian Equality Party wants you!

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 26 May 2014 16:07 Written by // Cec Busby

Since the standing committee on electoral matters has decided to increase the number of members required to register a party from 500 to 1500 on July 1, the AEP needs your help.

In order to reach the deadline of 500 people prior to the changes in legislation, the AEP is calling on the LGBTIQ community and its allies to join them as a member.

“We’ve decided to treat this as a challenge and an opportunity,” says AEP’s convenor Jason Tuazon McCheyne.

“We’re close to 350 members which is fantastic and I really appreciate everyone’s  efforts in getting us to this point. We have just over four weeks to find another 150 members. In the next few weeks we’ll be bombarding the queer press, ramping up our social media presence and asking supportive friends, family and colleagues if they’ll become a member.”

The AEP was formed in February 2014 and aims to run on a platform of human rights.

The AEP is currently waiving membership fees – if you would like to join for free send them an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following info: full name and address as it appears on the electoral roll, date of birth, email address, phone number, and a declaration that says: I declare that I am not a member of any other political party, and that I am 18 years old or over and enrolled to vote on the Australian electoral roll at the residential address supplied.


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and online editor of GayNewsNetwork.com.au

Comments (2)

  • Adam

    27 May 2014 at 11:01 |
    I agree with Nikola. The Greens already support LGBTIQ people and have always done so. Fragmenting the queer vote only serves to keep the LIBs and ALP in power. As a community we need to consolidate our vote, rather than splinter it.


  • Nikola Kovacs

    27 May 2014 at 07:49 |
    The Greens already support and represent LGBTIQ people more than adequately. They represent us nationally, within our States and at local government level. Much of what the Sex Party stand for is already agreed with by the Greens, and I suspect that most of what this new party stands for will already come under the Greens umbrella.

    It makes no sense to risk losing preference votes by creating yet another party to represent us. So, why not join the Greens if you're not already a member?


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