Family First Party

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The Family First Party is a political party in Australia, with policies based on socially conservative family values.

Although officially secular, many members and candidates are from conservative Christian backgrounds. Family First co-founder, Pastor Andrew Evans, was the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Australia for twenty years, and numerous candidates have been from this denomination.

History

The party was established in 2002 in South Australia and first contested seats in that state's Legislative Assembly, winning one seat in 2002 and again in 2006.

The party contested seats in the 2004 federal election for the Parliament of Australia and, through preference swaps mostly with the Liberal Party of Australia, had a Senator elected from Victoria.

At the 2007 federal election, Family First received approximately 1.65 per cent of the primary vote in the Senate and 1.99 per cent in the House of Representatives. For the 2010 federal election, these figures increased to 2.10 per cent[1] and 2.25 per cent respectively.[2]

References

  1. http://results.aec.gov.au/15508/Website/SenateStateFirstPrefsByGroup-15508-NAT.htm
  2. http://results.aec.gov.au/15508/Website/HouseStateFirstPrefsByParty-15508-NAT.htm

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