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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
Politics of Australia
Political parties

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


  1. ^ "FAQ". Pirate Party Australia. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  2. ^ "Pirate Party storms Australia". ZDNet Australia. 2009-09-29.,130061733,339298794,00.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  3. ^ "Pirate Party to contest next Federal election". iTNews. 2009-09-29.,pirate-party-to-contest-next-federal-election.aspx. Retrieved 2009-09-29.  
  4. ^ "Election Update". Pirate Party Australia. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-07.  
  5. ^ "Call-out for Leadership Positions in the Pirate Party of Australia.". Pirate Party Australia. 2009-09-24. Retrieved 2009-10-07.  
  6. ^ "Results". Pirate Party Australia. 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-10-21.  
  7. ^ John Ozimek (2 October 2009). "Australian Pirate Party sets sail". The Register. Retrieved 2009-10-12.  

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