Published On: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2013

Australia’s newest political party: The Wikileaks Party

Whistleblower website, Wikileaks, was officially granted political party status with the Australian Electoral Commission on July 1, just in time for Julian Assange’s run for the Senate from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Julian Assange Wikileaks founder

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The Wikileaks Party now joins the long list of political parties Down Under that includes the Australian Sex Party, the Pirate Party Australia and the Animal Justice Party.

The Wikileaks Party is registered under the name of Gail Malone, who according to the Wikileaks Party website, is a peace activist on the WikiLeaks Party National Council.

The Constitution of the WikiLeaks Party lists its objectives which include the protection of human rights and freedoms; transparency of governmental and corporate action, policy and information; recognition of the need for equality between generations; and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination.

According to Greg Barns, the WikiLeaks party campaign manager said news of the registration meant the party would now focus on setting out key policy positions in the coming weeks. In addition, he added that the party was drawing closer to announcing who, along with Julian Assange, would contest seats for the party, The Guardian reported today.

According to a Wikileaks tweet yesterday:

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At present, Julian Assange is the only confirmed WikiLeaks party candidate, The Guardian reports. It is understood he will stand for election in Victoria.

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