Did the Pirate Party Victorian branch consider running for the state election this year?
I know it’s too late now, but I was looking forward to seeing the Pirate Party in the mix this time round.
As many Victorians will have noticed, the Pirates would have been a much needed Druery-free alternative to much of whats on offer…
Keen to repeat his results at the 2013 Federal Senate election, Glenn Druery and his Minor Party Alliance have descended full force upon Victoria with many dodgy parties vying for a seat on the Victorian Legislative Council.
This could result in handing unknown politicans power just like in the current Federal Sentate.
A quick glance at the many new parties registered and the news will reveal that most are involved with Druery, such as supposedly left-of-centre parties Animal Justice Party (who helped preference the Libs into a ACT senate seat over the Greens at the 2013 election) and Voluntary Euthanasia Party.
Even the Greens are repeating their disastrous alliance with Palmer United Party.
I’ve avidly followed the Pirare Party since it’s inception and still have high hopes for it in Victoria.
I beleive this party is the best placed to follow through with implementing a direct democracy platform (rather than say Senator Online party) due to the members IT background and the international Pirate Party network.
But I am disappointed they weren’t registered for this Victorian election. Is there an official reason?
Is it because in Vic you don’t have the 500 party member minimum?
Had this been advertised as the reason, I think many would’ve felt obliged to join - I for sure would’ve.
Will the pirate party show interest in running at future Victorian council and state elections?