The Annual General Meeting of the Animal Justice Party will be held in Sydney on Sunday 15 February 2015. The meeting will be held at the Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay in Sydney. The meeting will open at 11.00am with a formal start at 11.30am and is restricted to current financial members of the Party.
The meeting will hear reports from the current national management committee concerning the Party’s progress and achievements in 2014, its goals for 2015 and will confirm the election of officers to the AJP Committee of Management. Current financial Voting Members are eligible to nominate for any of the nine available Committee of Management positions.
Gypsy Wulf’s book Turning Points in Compassion is now available at bookstores. The book is a compilation of interviews and contributions from passionate animal people from around the world including a number of AJP members. Visit the website
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.