THE Climate Sceptics Party of Australia have been actively generating enough members to be able to register as a political party to contest elections in Australia. With the considerable efforts of President Leon Ashby, Anthony Cox and others we are fast approaching the required 500 members. As of today we need 26 more.
Upon gaining the 500 members we will immediately apply for registration as a political party. This will entitle us to have our name on the ballot paper beside our candidates. In senate elections we will be able to offer above the line voting and direct our preferences as we see fit. Another bonus will be for every vote we can attract, the Government will pay us in the vicinity of $2 per vote subsidy to fund our political activities.
During discussions from the last couple of days it is the intention if we gain party status in time to run a candidate in the upcoming Bradfield by-election for the seat vacated by Brendon Nelson. At last an opportunity to try some of the strategies discussed at a membership level and to take up the fight to the major parties.
I would like to thank those of you who have helped us get where we are whether that has been advice, speaking at events or in fact joining as a member.
I would like to ask that if any of you know of other potential members that could join ASAP or perhaps like to do so yourself that would be very much appreciated.
Member of TCS executive.