I don’t have time to read all of this!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HealthAustraliaParty/
Themes: Natural medicine, distrust of the scientific establishment, leftish but big on individual rights, pro-environment, pro-Mother Nature. Claim they are not anti-vaccination, just pro-safe-vaccination, but their party leader is a ‘world leader’ in homeopathic immunisation, so…
With friends like these…
The Group Voting Ticket
Once again, we get a mix of parties at the top. Frequent flyers are the Democratic Labor Party, which is in the top five on all but one ticket, the Animal Justice Party, which is in the top five in six of eight tickets, and Fiona Patten’s Reason Party, which is in the top five about in five of eight. The Australian Country Party, Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, Sustainable Australia, Transport Matters, the Liberal Democrats and the Aussie Battlers all make it into the top five multiple times.
To my amusement, Fiona Patten’s Reason Party almost inevitably occurs right before or right after the Democratic Labor Party, and the Animal Justice Party is almost always paired with the Australian Country Party or Shooters and Fishers. This suggests either deep confusion or a perverse sense of humour on the part of whoever put these voting tickets together.
The Australian Liberty Alliance is last on every ticket, and the Victorian Socialists are fifth last. In between, we always have the Coalition, Labor and the Greens, usually in that order, though Labor is first of the three times and the Greens once.
So basically, we don’t like major parties, and we don’t like either the extreme right or the extreme left of politics. And at the top, we have no idea what we want, but I’m guessing that social conservatism and kindness to animals are important to Health Australia.
The Body Politic
Policies, Snark, Terrible Theme Songs and Other Observations