“What started as a discussion amongst a group of friends twelve months ago has snowballed into the creation of Australia’s newest political party,” says Party Leader, Jason Tuazon-McCheyne.
“We are excited to announce today that the AEP has been officially registered and we are now ready to take our place on the political stage. This is the first step towards providing people of diverse sexuality and gender with our own independent voice in federal parliament.”
“The Australian Equality Party celebrates the wonderful diversity that is the Australian community, and plans to be a voice of inclusion that promotes fairness, human rights and equality for all Australians.”
The party will celebrate its official registration at Midsumma/Pride March in February 2015, where it will also launch its comprehensive policy platform.
“The response from the broader community has been Fantastic,” says Tuazon-McCheyne. “Our members and supporters are gay and straight, old and young, religious and atheist and from the left and right of politics. We believe we’ve tapped into a widespread desire to see equality and human rights play a bigger part in the political debate.”
The Australian Equality Party will host its first fundraising event in Melbourne on Sunday 9 November 2014. For more information, visit: www.australianequality.org for details.
Image: courtesy of the Australian Equality Party