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Here's What Those Random Minor Parties Actually Stand For

Don't accidentally vote for a party with completely opposite values to you.

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1. Australian Sex Party

What you'd assume it believes in: Total sexual freedom for all!What it actually believes in: The Safe Schools program, LGBT rights, sex worker rights, and churches paying tax.
Facebook: aus.sex.party

What you'd assume it believes in: Total sexual freedom for all!

What it actually believes in: The Safe Schools program, LGBT rights, sex worker rights, and churches paying tax.

2. Health Australia Party

What you'd assume it believes in: Anything and everything that would keep Australians healthy. You know, fruit, veggies, and an above-average healthcare system.What it actually believes in: Natural medicine being totally equal in importance to pharmaceutical medicine. It also believes that nobody should be punished for making ~certain choices~ about their healthcare. So basically, that parents should be able to choose whether or not to vaccinate their kids without any consequence.
Facebook: HealthAustraliaParty

What you'd assume it believes in: Anything and everything that would keep Australians healthy. You know, fruit, veggies, and an above-average healthcare system.

What it actually believes in: Natural medicine being totally equal in importance to pharmaceutical medicine. It also believes that nobody should be punished for making ~certain choices~ about their healthcare. So basically, that parents should be able to choose whether or not to vaccinate their kids without any consequence.

3. Rise Up Australia Party

What you'd assume it believes in: A great, positive, fun-filled time for all Australians.What it actually believes in: 'Straya, basically. Rise Up Australia wants "free speech" that doesn't include any kind of political correctness. It's also anti-Muslim, and anti-multiculturalism, as long as its party members can keep eatin' their Italian pasta.
Facebook: RUAParty

What you'd assume it believes in: A great, positive, fun-filled time for all Australians.

What it actually believes in: 'Straya, basically. Rise Up Australia wants "free speech" that doesn't include any kind of political correctness. It's also anti-Muslim, and anti-multiculturalism, as long as its party members can keep eatin' their Italian pasta.

4. Drug Law Reform Australia

What you'd assume it believes in: Drugs for all!What it actually believes in: The decriminalisation of marijuana and ecstasy.
Facebook: DrugLawReformAustralia

What you'd assume it believes in: Drugs for all!

What it actually believes in: The decriminalisation of marijuana and ecstasy.

5. Sustainable Australia

What you'd assume it believes in: Sustainable living! A party filled with vegetarians who have solar panels and say "no" to plastic.What it actually believes in: Lowering immigration. Basically, by "sustainable" this party means "fewer people living here".
votesustainable.org.au

What you'd assume it believes in: Sustainable living! A party filled with vegetarians who have solar panels and say "no" to plastic.

What it actually believes in: Lowering immigration. Basically, by "sustainable" this party means "fewer people living here".

6. Family First

What you'd assume it believes in: Stuff that's good for families like affordable childcare, accessible education, and nice playgrounds.What it actually believes in: Everything anti-abortion and anti-marriage equality. Family First doesn't seem to like the LGBT community at all, actually.
Facebook: FamilyFirstAustralia

What you'd assume it believes in: Stuff that's good for families like affordable childcare, accessible education, and nice playgrounds.

What it actually believes in: Everything anti-abortion and anti-marriage equality. Family First doesn't seem to like the LGBT community at all, actually.

7. Science Party

What you'd assume it believes in: Well, science. Evolution, climate change - those kinds of things.What it actually believes in: Science, unsurprisingly. It's also really into bicycles, technology, nuclear energy, and polices that are based on actual scientific evidence.
Facebook: SciencePartyAus

What you'd assume it believes in: Well, science. Evolution, climate change - those kinds of things.

What it actually believes in: Science, unsurprisingly. It's also really into bicycles, technology, nuclear energy, and polices that are based on actual scientific evidence.

8. Flux aka VOTEFLUX.ORG | Upgrade Democracy!

What you'd assume it believes in: Futuristic technologies and spaceships. What it actually believes in: So, this party doesn't have any policies of their own. It actually wants to start a website and app so that ~the people~ can vote on every decision the party makes.
Facebook: voteflux.org

What you'd assume it believes in: Futuristic technologies and spaceships.

What it actually believes in: So, this party doesn't have any policies of their own. It actually wants to start a website and app so that ~the people~ can vote on every decision the party makes.

9. The Arts Party

What you'd assume it believes in: More art galleries and more money for ~struggling artists~.What it actually believes in: Basically that. It wants more funding for music and art venues, and the arts in general.
@artsparty / Via instagram.com

What you'd assume it believes in: More art galleries and more money for ~struggling artists~.

What it actually believes in: Basically that. It wants more funding for music and art venues, and the arts in general.

10. Pirate Party Australia

What you'd assume it believes in: Jokes about the high seas and Captain Jack Sparrow.What it actually believes in: Internet freedom and anything that doesn't involve online censorship. It's all about civil liberties and transparent government.
Facebook: piratepartyau

What you'd assume it believes in: Jokes about the high seas and Captain Jack Sparrow.

What it actually believes in: Internet freedom and anything that doesn't involve online censorship. It's all about civil liberties and transparent government.

11. Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party

What you'd assume it believes in: 4/20.What it actually believes in: Legalising marijuana for medicinal and personal use. That's about it.
Facebook: AustralianHempParty

What you'd assume it believes in: 4/20.

What it actually believes in: Legalising marijuana for medicinal and personal use. That's about it.

12. Australian Progressives

What you'd assume it believes in: Being progressive and left-leaning.What it actually believes in: Basically, what Labor and the Greens believe in in terms of environmental sustainability, accessible education, and equality. It also wants to change the working week from 38 hours to 32 hours.
Facebook: AusProgressive

What you'd assume it believes in: Being progressive and left-leaning.

What it actually believes in: Basically, what Labor and the Greens believe in in terms of environmental sustainability, accessible education, and equality. It also wants to change the working week from 38 hours to 32 hours.

13. Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party

What you'd assume it believes in: Rights for car drivers and a proposal for the Bathurst 1000 to be held twice a year.What it actually believes in: This party doesn't have any real policies but basically just wants support for the ~alternative lifestyle~ that is being a motoring enthusiast.
Facebook: AustralianMotoringEnthusiastParty

What you'd assume it believes in: Rights for car drivers and a proposal for the Bathurst 1000 to be held twice a year.

What it actually believes in: This party doesn't have any real policies but basically just wants support for the ~alternative lifestyle~ that is being a motoring enthusiast.

14. Australian Equality Party

What you'd assume it believes in: Equality in every way.What it actually believes in: A safer Australia for the LGBTIQ community and, of course, marriage equality.
Facebook: australianequality

What you'd assume it believes in: Equality in every way.

What it actually believes in: A safer Australia for the LGBTIQ community and, of course, marriage equality.

15. Australian Liberty Alliance

What you'd assume it believes in: Freedom for Australians.What it actually believes in: Refugees being settled "closer to their homeland" because Australia is an "advanced Western civilisation" that doesn't need political correctness or multiculturalism, apparently.
Facebook: australianlibertyalliance

What you'd assume it believes in: Freedom for Australians.

What it actually believes in: Refugees being settled "closer to their homeland" because Australia is an "advanced Western civilisation" that doesn't need political correctness or multiculturalism, apparently.