There are a number ways of influencing parliaments in Australia to advance whatever your political agenda may be. You could try: bribing some politicians; demonstrating in the streets; constructing a lobby group; or registering a political party.
The HEMP Party totally opposes the proposal by Nick Xenophon to change the Above the Line Voting system to an ‘Optional Preferential’ method as currently used in the NSW Legislative Council elections.
It’s ironic that alcohols ugly side hits the headlines just after blind Barry O’Farrell says even dying people will not be allowed to try Cannabis, throwing out his Governments special committee recommendations in one single dumb press release.
HEMP PARTY ACCUSES THE BIGGER PARTIES OF THEFT AND THUGGERY.
Taxpayer funding for elections was originally proposed and implemented to assist democracy but in recent years the big parties have been using it to make sure that they hang onto power regardless of what any Aussie voter might think.
At our Annual General Meeting at Party Headsquarters* 51 Cullen Street Nimbin on Friday the 5th of October from 6pm we will discuss HEMP Party preparations for the upcoming 2013 Federal Election. In the next few weeks the HEMP Party will call for expressions of interest from members regarding the setting of up State Branches in Qld, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT, and the Northern Territory, as well as setting up sub-branches all over Australia.
The HEMP Party has created new groups on facebook.
Previous groups have relocated to new addresses and upgraded to the new facebook format. There’s a fan page and a group for the Party plus State Branches as groups.
There are many members outside the country and not yet registered members of HEMP. The groups are less formal and make an opportunity to canvass new members, especially for the State Branch groups.
At our AGM, which will be held at Party Headquarters 51 Cullen Street Nimbin on Friday 26 August 2011 at 6pm, we are aiming to preselect our NSW Senate candidates for the 2013(?) Federal elections. Any members from other states who might be willing to stand up and run in their their State are invited to attend or to notify us for consideration.
METHANOL, NOT ETHANOL HEMP BIOMASS FOR FUEL In recent years a lot of attention has been focused on the development of an ethanol industry in Australia. We have also seen the continuing controversy as to whether ethanol will damage car motors, while others want to legislate to require all petrol to have a ten per […]
The HEMP Party is delighted with its first run in a federal election. In the Senate in Queensland Nigel Freemarijuana polled 1.28%, with over 25 000 votes, while in NSW Michael Balderstone attracted over 30 000 votes with 0.89%. In the House of Representatives our three candidates effectively used the platform of election time to […]
HEMP TO RUN IN QUEENSLAND AND NEW SOUTH WALES The HELP END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION party announces it will run candidates in the House of Representatives seat(s) of Page and Richmond and for the Senate in NSW. They will be Judy Canales, local activist, author and grandmother, in Page and Dean Jefferys, well known film maker, in […]