Western Australian branch of the Australian Democrats, which failed to field a single candidate in the last election, has decided not to contest the electoral commission’s challenge to prove that they have 500 paid-up members.
I wonder how membership numbers are running in other states?
WA Today: “Kiss of death for Democrats in WA”
That will mean the party will cease to exist as an electoral entity when the electoral commission officially considers the matter on Monday.
Ms Lewin said today the state Democrats would be taking a “wait and see” approach, as the national party continued to work out its future.
But she said she thought that, despite the lack of members, the principles of the Democrats still struck a chord with many.
“The principles of keeping the bastards honest, there is still room for that,” Ms Lewin said.
Vale WA Dems. Long live the Greens.