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List of political parties in Australia

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This is a list of Australian political parties. There are also other parties which are only active at a state level. This list includes all parties registered with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).

Registered for elections with the AEC

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Parties with seats in the Federal Parliament

As of 2012 the following parties held in the Australian Federal Paliament:

Name (English) Abbr. Leader Ideology Position International organisations Votes (2010) Seats in House of Representatives Seats in Senate Notes
Australian Labor Party ALP Julia Gillard Social democracy centre-left Socialist International 38.0% 71 31
Liberal Party of Australia Lib Tony Abbott Conservatism, Economic Liberalism centre-right International Democrat Union 39.9%* 66 29 In coalition since 1944 with the National Party of Australia
National Party of Australia Nat. Warren Truss Conservatism, agrarianism right-wing none 3.4% 6 5 In coalition since 1944 with the Liberal Party of Australia
Australian Greens GRN Christine Milne Green politics left-wing Global Greens 11.8% 1 9
Katter's Australian Party KAP Bob Katter Agrarian economic nationalism, social conservatism Economic left-wing, social right-wing none N/A 1 0
Democratic Labor Party DLP John Madigan Social conservatism Economic left-wing, social right-wing none 0.04% 0 1

Former political parties

These groups are no longer registered and can no longer take part in elections. A number of these may still exist but they are not political parties.