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A Guide to All Minor and Major parties in the 2022 federal election

You can’t waste your vote in Australia.

Voting for the “better” major party first might feel like the “best” option, but you are better off voting for a minor party you love first! The numbering until you hit your preferred major party.
A candidate must reach 50% of the votes to win a seat, therefore if your first preference isn’t counted your second will be. This continues down your list of choices until someone reaches 50% of the votes.

Vote FOR a party you actually like

rather than picking the “better major” party.

A minor party may not win the seat, but voting for them can mean:

Gives them funding for the next election.

Shows larger parties what the people want.

They might actually WIN a seat.

Now you might be thinking that there are a lot of minor parties.
Some of their policies are difficult to find.
Luckily for you, I have compiled as few guides to help you find your new favourite political party!

WEBSITE GRADE

This is based on the following: How easy is it to find information on their policies? How hard is it to read their website? How transparent are they? Is there any deception within the website? (e.g., Using a deceptive name)

The Federal Party Comparison Chart

This is a simplified chart to quickly compare each party’s stance on various policies. Each corresponding square is coloured depending on whether the party supports, opposes or has no policy on each topic.

The Detailed Party Breakdown

This is a more detailed breakdown with a party summary, website and a few key notes.

Some parties have deceptive or misleading names

which will be noted in the detailed breakdown.

Due to the “Party Integrity Bill” many minor parties have disappeared, changed names, or merged into new parties.

This is a devastating blow to Australia’s democracy. This guide will assist in showing which parties have merged or changed names so you can understand who you are voting for.

This resource is free to redistribute, share and print.

This is a simplified guide for each of the federal parties. For more information on each party, see the detailed party guide.

✓ = in support 

- = unclear

✖ = actively against

Blank means no mention of any policy related to the topic. 

PARTY NAME
Climate Policy
ICAC
Immigration & Refugees
Women's Rights
LGBT
Medicare
Welfare System
Drug Refom
First Nations Australians
Housing Affordability
Animal Welfare
NDIS
Website Grade
Animal Justice Party
C+
Aus. Christians
C+
Aus. Citizens Party
B+
Aus. Democrats
B+
Aus. Federation Party
E
Aus. Greens
B+
Aus. Labor
-
-
B-
Aus. Progressive
A
Aus. Values Party
-
B+
Australian Health Party
-
-
-
-
E
Centre Alliance
-
-
D-
Country Liberal Party
D-
David Pocock
B
Derryn Hinch's Justice Party
B+
Drew Pavlou's Democratic Alliance
C+
Federal ICAC Now
B+
FUSION
B+
Indigenous - Aboriginal Party of Australia
B+
Informed Medical Options Party
-
-
-
C+
Jacqui Lambie Network
-
-
-
-
-
C+
Katters Aus. Party
C-
Kim for Canberra
B-
Legalise Cannabis Aus.
B-
Liberal Democratic Party
-
D-
Liberal Party of Aus.
-
-
-
-
-
-
D-
National Party of Aus.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
D-
Pauline Hanson's One Nation
-
-
C
Reason Aus.
B+
Rex Patrick Team
-
B
Seniors United Party of Aus.
-
B
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party
-
D-
Socialist Alliance
B
Sustainable Aus. Party
B
The Great Aus. Party
-
-
C
The Local Party of Aus
B
TNL
B
United Aus. Partu
D-
Victorian Socialists
B+
Western Aus Party
-
-
C

DETAILED PARTY GUIDE DOWNLOAD

Click the download icon on the right to be taken to KO-FI

This is a digital download of:
The Party Comparison Chart (Black/white & Colour Versions, in PDFs and JPEGS)
The Detailed Party Guide (A 39 page PDF of with a page for each political party and a quick summary)
"How to use this Guide" Guide (As a 3 page PDF and JPEG)

Voting Cheat Sheet (As a PDF and JPEG)

VOTING ABOVE THE LINE

Vote in order of YOUR preference, and if you do the minimum, do NOT put your least favourite party as last.

Put them in order of favourite until you hit the minimum.

VOTING BELOW THE LINE

Vote in order of YOUR preference, and if you do the minimum, do NOT put your least favourite party as last.

Put them in order of favourite until you hit the minimum or continue until you have numbered everyone from favourite to least favourite.

additional resources:

http://theyvoteforyou.org.au - check your local MPs and candidates here for their history of voting!
http://chickennation.com/voting - a really good comic on how to vote!
https://check.aec.gov.au/ - Check your enrolment 

https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-are-preference-deals-and-how-do-they-work-180140 - a guide on how preference deals work

SPREAD THE WORD!

 Please note that these guides may become inaccurate as parties bring forward new policy.

All information compiled by Gaia Mitchell 2022