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Pirate Party Australia
Founded 2009
Ideology Intellectual Property Reform
Freedom of information
Open government
Network neutrality
International affiliation Pirate Party International
Website
http://www.pirateparty.org.au
Politics of Australia
Political parties
Elections

Pirate Party Australia is seeking the required 500 members it takes to register as a political party in Australia. The party is based on the Swedish Pirate Party and is focused on copyright reform, internet freedom, and ending censorship.[1] The proposed Australian Internet Filter is a key issue for the party.[2]

The party has announced its intention to contest the next Australian federal election,[3] and is currently attempting to recruit the 500 signed members necessary for registration. At present, it has over 1100 preliminary members.[4] On 24 September 2009 the PPAU sent a call-out for leadership positions at the party with elections held on 7 October.[5] David Crafti was elected the party's first President.[6]

The Pirate Party Australia will likely compete for votes that would go to two other minor parties—the Australian Greens and the Australian Sex Party.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "FAQ". Pirate Party Australia. http://www.pirateparty.org.au/faq. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  2. ^ "Pirate Party storms Australia". ZDNet Australia. 2009-09-29. http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/software/soa/Pirate-Party-storms-Australia-/0,130061733,339298794,00.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  3. ^ "Pirate Party to contest next Federal election". iTNews. 2009-09-29. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/156960,pirate-party-to-contest-next-federal-election.aspx. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  4. ^ "Election Update". Pirate Party Australia. 2009-10-02. http://www.pirateparty.org.au/electionupdate. Retrieved 2009-10-07.  
  5. ^ "Call-out for Leadership Positions in the Pirate Party of Australia.". Pirate Party Australia. 2009-09-24. http://ppau.info/partyelection2009. Retrieved 2009-10-07.  
  6. ^ "Results". Pirate Party Australia. 2009-10-08. http://www.pirateparty.org.au/electionresults. Retrieved 2009-10-21.  
  7. ^ John Ozimek (2 October 2009). "Australian Pirate Party sets sail". The Register. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/02/aussie_pirate_party/. Retrieved 2009-10-12.  

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