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Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting): Request for Candidates and/or Volunteers

Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)

Request for Candidates and/or Volunteers

The forthcoming Federal Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2007. The Election is one of the few avenues where we can show the major political parties that family law issues are important.

Would you consider either?

1. Providing a donation to the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting) 's election fund? (donations are tax deductible up to $1500.00)

2. Running as a candidate for the Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)? A candidate's election costs are tax deductible. (You need to be an Australian citizen. However you cannot be an employee of the Commonwealth Government at the time of the Election).


3. Giving out "how-to-vote" cards on the day of the Election.

Our target is to run, at least, two (2) candidates for the Senate in the each of the six (6) States and the two (2) Territories. We also aim to run candidates for the House of Representatives.

We have a full range of policies. However our basic aim is to seek changes in the way our Family Laws are drawn up and administered. The Non-Custodial Parents Party (Equal Parenting)'s Policies can be found at our web site located at:

If you wish to run as a candidate, we would have to ask you to pay your own deposit ($1,000.00 for the Senate and  $500.00 for the House of Representatives). We may be able to help out with printing costs.

Our aim is to let the major parties see that there are votes in our issues. This is rather than be elected to Parliament ourselves.

We estimate that the number of people that are adversely directly affected by the current family law and child support system would be in the order of about 5 per cent of the electorate. (For example, there are 700,000 child support payers in the overall electorate of 13,000,000 people)

A candidate's deposit can be refundable. In order to have the candidate's deposit refunded, the candidate has to receive at least four (4) per cent of the primary vote. Realistically, it is extremely unlikely for this deposit to be refunded, in our case. This is because we are only targeting approximately five (5) per cent of the voters, in the first instance.

Please note that the closing date for nomination of candidates is Thursday, 1 November 2007.

Your assistance and support would be appreciated.

John Flanagan,
Deputy Registered Officer
Non-Custodial Parents Party Equal Parenting),

PO Box 57,

Mobile no. 0415 899 574

18 October 2007
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