21st Century Australia Party

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21st Century Australia Party
PresidentBrodie Geevs
Founded2013
Dissolved6 June 2018 (2018-06-06)
HeadquartersGold Coast, Australia
IdeologyCentrism
Direct democracy
Limited government[1]
Political positionCentre
Website
www.21stcenturyaustralia.com.au

The 21st Century Australia Party was an Australian political party formed by Jamie McIntyre. Policies include reviewing the necessity of state government to reduce Australia's political system to two layers rather than three and reviewing certain taxes.[2]

The party was founded in March 2013 by McIntyre, whose objective was to create "an abundant, prosperous 21st century economy, for all Australians to fairly share in the massive wealth our large nation (Australia) can provide";[2] the party was launched at Glen Innes RSL on 22 April 2013 and aimed to field candidates in most of the 150 lower house seats of the 2013 Federal election,[3] but was unable to be registered before the deadline.[4] The party was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission on 7 November 2013.[5]

Labelled a "controversial spruiker" by the ABC,[6] McIntyre was investigated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) from 2002 to 2007. ASIC agreed to discontinue the proceedings in 2007 after he repaid investors.[6][7][8][9]

History[edit]

McIntyre founded the party in March 2013 and announced that he would challenge Tony Windsor for the New England seat. McIntyre comes from a farming family in New England, New South Wales and owns several rural holdings in the area.[10]

McIntyre stood as an independent in the 2013 Australian Federal Election for the Division of New England, the seat that Tony Windsor represented, but Tony Windsor did not stand; the seat was won by Barnaby Joyce representing the National Party of Australia. McIntyre gained 6059 votes (6.6%).

On 30 April 2018, the party was formally issued a notice that the Australian Electoral Commission was considering deregistering the party on the grounds that it had failed to maintain a minimum of 500 members.[11] On 6 June 2018, the party was deregistered by the AEC for failure to respond to the notice.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "21st Century Australia Party - Policy". Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "A 21st Century Australia Party". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Tycoon to fly in Arnie, take on Windsor and Joyce in New England". The Australian Financial Review. 4 April 2013.
  4. ^ "McIntyre looks to court over electoral fiasco". 8 August 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  5. ^ 26, corporateName=Australian Electoral Commission; address=50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra ACT 2600; contact=13 23. "AEC redirection page". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Dozens of Australians lose money through Jamie McIntyre's 21st Century Eminis financial education program". 6 April 2013.
  7. ^ "ASIC Press Release April 2005". Archived from the original on 8 October 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  8. ^ "ASIC Press Release June 2005". Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  9. ^ "ASIC Press Release August 2007". Archived from the original on 12 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  10. ^ "New face takes aim at Windsor for New England". The Northern Daily Leader. 1 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Notice of intention to deregister 21st Century Australia" (PDF). Notice under s 137(1A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 May 2018. On 30 April 2018, Gabrielle Paten, Assistant Commissioner, as a delegate of the Electoral Commission for the purposes of section 137(1A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 issued a notice that the Electoral Commission is considering deregistering 21st Century Australia. Reason: s 137(1)(b) – ceased to have at least 500 members. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  12. ^ "Notice of deregistration 21st Century Australia" (PDF). Notice under s 137(6A) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018. On 6 June 2018, Gabrielle Paten, Assistant Commissioner, as a delegate of the Electoral Commission, deregistered 21 st Century Australia under subsection 137(4) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Reason: s 137(4) – failure to respond to notice under s 137(1) Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)

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