Renewable Energy Party

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Renewable Energy Party
Convenor Peter Breen
Founded 22 March 2016
Dissolved 26 March 2018
Preceded by Human Rights Party[1]
Headquarters Byron Bay, New South Wales
Ideology Green politics[2]

The Renewable Energy Party was an Australian political party registered by the Australian Electoral Commission on 22 March 2016.[3]

In the 2016 federal election the Renewable Energy Party fielded two senate candidates in each of New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, and a total of eight candidates for the House of Representatives in Victoria (4), Tasmania (3) and New South Wales (1),[4] none of whom were elected.[5]

On 1 February 2018, the Australian Electoral Commission issued a notice that it was considering deregistering the party on the grounds that it had ceased to have at least 500 members.[6] On 26 March 2018, the party was deregistered due to failure to respond to the earlier notice.[7]


  1. ^ "Our People". Renewable Energy Party. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ policy section
  3. ^ "Renewable Energy Party". Australian Electoral Commission. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Candidates for the 2016 federal election". Australian Electoral Commission. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ "State and territory results". Australian Electoral Commission. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Notice of intention to deregister Renewable Energy Party" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Notice of deregistration Renewable Energy Party" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018. Notice under s 137(4) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 On 26 March 2018, Gabrielle Paten, Assistant Commissioner, as a delegate of the Electoral Commission, deregistered the Renewable Energy Party under subsection 137(4) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Reason: s 137(4) – failure to respond to notice under s 137(1).

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