Welcome to the WikiLeaks Party. Your party is the first and strongest political manifestation of transparency and accountability. Transparency, the bow; accountability, the arrow; the aim: justice.
GIVE, DONATE, SUPPORT Campaign fundraising; our goal is $700,000
The WikiLeaks Party is presently run by volunteers, but election campaigns need full time staff. Your party is running for Senate seats in Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia, and possibly Queensland and Tasmania, fielding seven candidates. Our total campaign budget and fundraising goal for offices, printing, transport and staff is $700,000.00. Together, let’s make Australia proud in 2013. Donate
Campaign update from our Campaign Director, Greg Barns
“Think back to lazy summer days a few months ago. The Wikileaks Party didn’t exist, there was no campaign team and certainly no campaign HQ. In a short period we have achieved much. The Party is being registered, the campaign team is working out of a very cool space at Kindness House in Fitzroy. Importantly, and it irks some in the Canberra gallery, we are being taken seriously as we launch Senate campaigns in Victoria, NSW and WA.
One of the keys to winning Senate seats is covering polling booths. Many voters are less decided about their Senate vote than they are about the House of Reps. Bottom line for us is that we need as many members and supporters to be able to staff a polling booth on election day, so if you can spare a couple of hours, or organise a booth please let us know
From a campaign director’s perspective I can certainly say the Wikileaks Party represents a diversity of views across the political spectrum all committed to a more transparent politics and greater protections for individuals in Australia. This diversity is refreshing and means we can attract votes away from the established parties.
Finally, thanks to everyone at the Wikileaks Party for making this campaign happen. Its eminently winnable.”
A national poll conducted by UMR Research in April found that 26% of voters said they were likely to vote for Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks Party in the coming elections. For NSW, this figure rose to a whopping 36%. The poll also showed 40% of voters under 30 intending to vote for the WikiLeaks Party. A third of men and a quarter of women polled said they would be likely to vote for Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks Party. Read the full poll results.
Be part of something big. Bring your skill and energy to the WikiLeaks Party
Our supporters will help us with fundraising, spreading the word online and all over Australia on polling day. Meet other members and have fun. Become a WLP volunteer today!
Justice and Julian Assange
Watch: Mungo MacCallum, Australian political journalist and commentator on justice and Julian Assange
Frequently asked questions?
Find out more about the Wikileaks Party, with answers to your questions on our FAQs page:
- What are WikiLeaks Party’s objectives?
- Who are the WikiLeaks Party candidates in this year’s election?
- What is the relationship between WikiLeaks and the WikiLeaks Party?
- What is happening with Julian Assange?
- How can Julian Assange run for the Australian Senate while he is in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London?
- What will happen if he is elected?
Meet Lana, WLP member and one of our designers (and Disco). We asked Lana why she is a member of the WikiLeaks Party.
“I grew up in a country where freedom of expression was limited to those in power and wielded as a weapon to discriminate. Not a good life for the largest part of the population and certainly not an environment where science, education, creativity or journalism could thrive. I stand with all the Australians who want to build a government that is liberal in granting freedom of speech. Hey, let’s even get it included it in the constitution, like South Africa has done. It’s a basic human right.”
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