Victorian State Election 2018 – Meet the Australian Country Party/Give it Back!

I don’t have time to read all of this!
The Basics

acp.jpgWebsite: https://australiancountryparty.org.au/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CountryPartyVic
Victorian Campaign Page: https://australiancountryparty.org.au/policies/victorian/
Themes: Pro-regional Australia, pro-personal responsibility, pro-guns.  Deeply suspicious of environmentalism in any form. Clearly positioning themselves to take over from the Nationals.

Update January 26, 2019: I’ve been advised that the ACP has undergone a complete reorganisation since November, including an overhaul of policies.  I’ll be covering them again ahead of the next election, but if you want to know more, please see the comment below from Glenn O’Rourke, which includes a link to a press release and the new website.

With friends like these…
The Group Voting Ticket

The ACP is pretty good friends with conservative and libertarian parties who like guns.  Their top five spots always include the Democratic Labor Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Australian Liberty Alliance.  Other favoured parties are the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers, Sustainable Australia, the Health Australia Party, and Hudson for Northern Victoria.  The Aussie Battlers and the Transport parties appear occasionally.

The Liberal Party sits right at the middle of their ticket, with Labor usually a couple of parties behind them.  The last four places on their tickets are always the Voluntary Euthanasia Party, the Victorian Socialists, the Animal Justice Party, and last of all, the Australian Greens.  These are not people who like environmentalists very much.

The Body Politic
Policies, Snark, Terrible Theme Songs and Other Observations

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