[STOP PRESS] ABC Q&A TONIGHT 9.30pm: AJP Member, Helen Walton, may have the opportunity to question about farm animals, stating she is a member of AJP

Dear Supporter / Member,

The Animal Justice Party is rapidly going from strength to strength. From almost 100,000 votes in the last Federal election to more than tripling that percentage in the recent Victorian election, very often being the leading minor Party. We will, with your support, elect people into the parliaments of Australia.

NSW is a very real opportunity where a candidate could be elected at this Saturday’s election so we really need your support.

Please be as generous with your time as you can and help to herald the much needed voice of animals into the, often indifferent to the plight of animals, halls of parliament.

We are standing Mark Pearson, lead candidate, with Lynda Stoner for the Upper House [Legislative Council]; Michael Walsh for Newtown; Michelle Nielssen for Balmain; Cherie Imlah in the Lismore electorate; Susan Strain for Lake MacQuarie and Josh Agland for Swansea.

Please commit to even just an hour handing out ‘HOW TO VOTE’ cards at the pre-poll and polling booths from now until 6pm Saturday.

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Great Result for the AJP in the Victorian Election

While its still too early to conclude final results, its clear from what we know now that the Animal Justice Party has done remarkably well in its very first Victorian election.

Our vote in the upper house has more than doubled in the 15 months since the Federal Senate election in Victoria giving us either eighth or ninth ranking in vote numbers. Given the closeness in votes to other small parties there is a real prospect, given our trend, of jumping to fifth by the time of the next federal election. An elected representative in the upper house is but a matter of time. Some of the parties we are leapfrogging have been around for a long time and some have bags of money. The AJP, on the other hand, will get there with pure passion and an unflinching commitment to do all we can for all the animals that continue to be in severe distress every day in this country.

In the lower house we demonstrated in the seats we competed in that we can run a clear fourth behind the three major parties. More than this, we have shown that with a strategic approach we can determine the outcome of who wins a seat and who doesn’t. Given this impressive showing we will stand candidates in more lower house seats in future elections.

Congratulations to the 25 AJP candidates that stood in the election and to their Victorian team of supporters.

Preference Arrangements when you Vote 1 AJP in the Victorian State Election

All political parties have now lodged their Group Voting Tickets (preferences) for the upcoming Victorian state election.   The Animal Justice Party is running in all eight upper house regions, along with nine lower house seats, so both upper and lower house preferences are relevant.

If you vote ‘above the line’ with a ‘1’ in the AJP box for the upper house, your vote will follow our Group Voting Ticket. If you wish to, you can vote below the line, and put as few as 5 numbers (1 to 5), or as many as you like, in order to show YOUR preference. Continue reading