How do I choose a party to vote for? Is there a summary of facts and information about each party and what they are offering?
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The Australian Electoral Commission has all sorts of information about federal elections, including a list of all current registered political parties in Australia. This might be a good place to start for general information about voting in an election.
However, each Australian who votes in an election needs to make their own choice about which candidate to vote for, based on the policies of each candidate. Most political parties have websites with detailed information about their policies.
If a candidate is an independent – they do not belong to a political party – they may have their own website listing their policies.
How to form a political party.
Parliamentary Education Office (peo.gov.au)
This graphic shows the steps required to form a political party: register with the Australian Electoral Commission, have at least 500 members, and write a party constitution.
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