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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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2. Health Australia Party

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

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.

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5. Sustainable Australia

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

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

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!

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.

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9. The Arts Party

@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

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.

12. Australian Progressives

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.

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13. Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party

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.

15. Australian Liberty Alliance

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.