Australia – Federal Election 2019

Progressive Atheists Australian Federal Election Campaign – 2019

Campaign Ends: Saturday, 18th May 2019

Making A Difference!

See below for an explanation of the Progressive Atheists’ Atheist Campaign.
How you can assist.

Political Parties for 2019

See here (under construction).

All the Candidates

See here (under construction).

Results (TBA)

See here (under construction).


See here (under construction).

Voting Has Started

Posted: 29th April 2019

Pre-Poll Voting

Pre-poll voting has started today, Monday, 29th April 2019.

There are more than 500 early voting centres.
(Some are special ones with limited opening hours.)
To find one near you:

Why Your First Preference is Important

With Australia’s preferential voting system, your vote is not wasted if you vote for a minor party first.
A first preference vote for a minor party serves at least two main purposes:
* It sends a message as to which party has the policies that you like best.
(And maybe the major parties will take note.)
* Enough first preference votes will result in your preferred candidate or party receiving some reimbursement from the AEC.
(It is costing candidates $500-$2000 to nominate.)

More information of preferential voting and election funding. (under construction)

Candidate Nominations Closed

Posted: 24th April 2019
Candidate nominations have closed and ballot postions have been decided.

The nomination period for bulk party candidates closed on Sunday, 21st April 2019.
The nomination period for individual candidates closed on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019.
Ballot positions were drawn today and we now know how everyone is positioned for the contest.

There are 1,514 candidates in total (1,056 for the House of Representatives and 458 for the Senate).

Progressive Atheists will publish a list of all candidates in the next few days.
See here (under construction).

Political Parties

Posted: 14th April 2019
There are now over 50 political parties in Australia that can stand candidates in a federal election.
Some of them do so on behalf of a higher supernatural power.
For details of political parties: Australian Political Parties. (to be updated)

All Writs Issued

Posted: 12th April 2019
All writs have been issued for the 2019 Australian federal election.

A writ is a document commanding an electoral officer to hold an election and contains dates for the close of rolls; the close of nominations; the polling day and the return of the writ.
The Governor-General issues the writs for House of Representatives elections and the territories’ Senate elections.
State Governors issue writs for states’ Senate elections

The latest return date for the writs is June 28, ensuring the newly-elected senators’ terms will begin on July 1.

Register and Check Your Registration

Posted: 11th April 2019
Your vote counts in marginal seats and in the senate.
You must register before Thursday, 18th April 2019.

For more information on how to register and check your registration. (under construction)

Election Announced

Posted: 11th April 2019
The date of the 2019 Australian federal election has been announced.

The prime Minister Scott Morrison departed the Prime Minister’s Canberra home, The Lodge, at 6:50am to drive to Government House to meet with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
Within 10 minutes of arriving, he left and travelled to Parliament House where he held a press conference to announce the election date as Saturday 18th may 2019.

Candidate Survey

Posted: 30th March 2019
Part of our Election Campaigning is to survey all candidates.
Contact Progressive Atheists to contribute to the selection of survey questions.
Please email your suggestions to <> .
Once we have surveyed the candidates, we will publish:
* Survey Results – Raw Data
* Survey Results – Candidate Comments

The Progressive Atheists’ Campaign

Posted: 20th January 2019
Progressive Atheists Inc. will be again be running a campaign to:
* To promote and ensure Atheist and secular issues are part of the election debating.
* To assess candidates willingness to achieve Atheist and secular outcomes.
* To assist Atheist candidates that have progressive Atheist ideals.

You can make a difference!

Posted: 19th January 2019
To support a campaign in your electorate please email our Campaign Team at <> with the name of your electorate.
If you are unable to contribute time then your donation to the expenses of the Campaign will be of great value.

Electoral Authorisation
Election Campaign Material on this webpage is authorised by Andrew Rawlings on behalf of Progressive Atheists Inc., 25 Banksia Street, Blackburn, Victoria 3130

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