Liberal Democratic Party (Australia)

Australian political party

The Liberal Democratic Party (abbreviation as LDP or called the Liberal Democrats) is a political party in Australia. It is a libertarian party. It was started in 2001.

Libertarian Party
PresidentPaul Barker[1]
FounderJohn Humphreys[2]
Founded2001; 23 years ago (2001)
Registered12 January 2024[a]
HeadquartersMount Waverley, Melbourne, Victoria
Political positionRight-wing[8]
International affiliationInternational Alliance of Libertarian Parties
Colours  Yellow
House of Representatives
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Victorian Legislative Council
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New South Wales Legislative Council
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Surf Coast Shire
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Wodonga City Council
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The party previously had one senator, David Leyonhjelm, in the Australian Senate.[9] It also also has two representatives at the local government level in New South Wales and one member each in the New South Wales Legislative Council and the Victorian Legislative Council.

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  1. The party was first registered with the Australian Electoral Commission as the "Liberal Democratic Party" between 2007–2022.

References change

  1. "Our People". 15 January 2024.
  2. Ruddick, John (31 August 2021). "How can anyone own the word 'liberal'?". The Spectator Australia.
  3. Bertram, Dean (21 September 2013). "In praise of Australia's Liberal Democrats". The Spectator. Archived from the original on 2 June 2015.
  4. Potter, Ben (26 October 2013). "Libertarianism gets a loudspeaker in David Leyonhjelm". The Australian Financial Review (AFR). Archived from the original on 5 November 2018.
  5. "A Libertarian Primer For Future Leaders of Western Australia" (PDF). Mannkal Economic Education Foundation: 52. April 2014.
  6. Ruddick, John (9 October 2022). "A bold libertarian vision". The Spectator Australia. Retrieved 12 November 2022.
  7. Kelly, Dominic (22 September 2021). "Australia's Right-Wing Libertarians Are Trying to Capitalize on Anti-Lockdown Sentiment". Jacobin.
  8. Davies, Anne (27 July 2021). "Rightwing Australian politicians use Covid lockdowns to promote challenge to Liberal party". Guardian Australia.
  9. Tim Colebatch (5 October 2013). "How mistaken identity and luck won on the day". The Age. Retrieved 3 August 2014.