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Pirate Party Australia Plans Election Onslaught

Posted in Uncategorized by coda on September 30, 2009
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    • After winning 7.1 per cent of Swedish votes in this year’s European Parliament elections, The Pirate Party has opened up a branch in Australia and plans to contest the next federal election.

      The party, which will campaign on a platform of anti-internet censorship and the decriminalisation of non-commercial file sharing, has already signed up 550 members, enough for it to register as a party with the Australian Electoral Commission.

      It plans to hold internal elections for leadership positions – president, general secretary, treasurer and their deputies – on October 7.

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