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FIVE more parties have applied to register as political parties for the ACT October election.
The Australian Climate Change Justice Party, the Australian Federation Party ACT, David Pollard Independent, The Canberra Party and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) all lodged applications before the June 30 deadline.
The objection period will start early next week and will close after 14 days.
ACT electoral commissioner Damian Cantwell says: “This takes the number of new parties applying to register for the 2020 election to eight. The Canberra Progressives and the Belco Party (ACT) have already completed the registration process and can now contest the election, while the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party (ACT) are currently within the 14 day objection period.”
There are currently 10 political parties registered to contest the 2020 ACT election including the Animal Justice Party, the Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch), the Belco Party (ACT), the Canberra Progressives, the Liberal Democratic Party, the Liberal Party of Australia (ACT Division), Sustainable Australia (ACT), the ACT Greens, the Community Action Party (ACT) and the Flux Party.
The ACT Legislative Assembly. Photo: Paul Costigan