Australia’s Representatives (AusReps) is calling for expressions of interests from people who want to become a candidate for the upcoming Federal election, across both the House of Representatives and the Senate in the next Parliament of Australia.
Potential candidates must be aware of the following prior to submission:
- You must be an Australian citizen and be prepared to forfeit any dual citizenship upon a successful nomination.
- You must be a member of AusReps.
- You sign a Candidate Agreement with the Party, acknowledging all of the Party’s values, policy framework and specific policies.
- You sign a Community Pact that will commit you to represent your constituents based on the processes and systems created by AusReps.
- You are committed to building a grassroots community of volunteers and supporters who will assist you with your campaign and who are willing to become a member of AusReps.
- You will be required to have a police check completed and declare if there are any legal actions of any nature currently underway that involves you.
- The National Executive will conduct initial candidate interviews via a transparent selection and interview process with the National Campaign Director and meet with the founder and President of the party, Peter Harris either in person or electronically.
- Branch structures will eventually by established across the party. These will not be in place for the next Federal election. In the meantime, the National Executive of the party will endorse all candidates.
- The National Executive will always retain the final right of veto over any branch decision on the basis that it is protecting the best interests of the party subject to evidence and transparency to the members of that branch. Any branch can appeal this process and in some instances an independent mediator may be engaged.
- The National Executive also retains the right to dis-endorse a preselected candidate in the event of criminal charge, an undisclosed matter that affects the reputation of the party and refusing to follow the processes and systems of the party. In an instance where an elected member is dis-endorsed or resigns from the party, the agreement with the party will mean they will also need to resign from the parliament they have been elected.
- Demonstrate that you have the skills set to lead and work with a campaign team.
- Demonstrate that you can dedicate sufficient time and energy to run your campaign.
- Be prepared and committed to raising a minimum of $10,000 for the running of your campaign. The party will provide a range of methods, and in some cases, support to assist with this target.
- The Australian Electoral Commission currently designates that a candidate’s registration costs are approximately $2,000 for each of the House of Representatives and the Senate, these costs are intended to be covered by the funds raised referred to in item 13.
- By signing this agreement, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the AusReps Constitution, and accept and agree to abide by the policies, values and aims of Australia’s Representatives.
In addition we also recommend that you review the AEC handbook which you can find here
Once you know that you are ready to improve the future of Australia and Get Your Voice Back, please download the below two documents and get your application in ASAP.
Please use the links in the application form to submit applications and for any other questions can be submitted to [email protected]