Renewable Energy Party
|Founded||22 March 2016|
|Dissolved||26 March 2018|
|Preceded by||Human Rights Party|
|Headquarters||Byron Bay, New South Wales|
The Renewable Energy Party was an Australian political party registered by the Australian Electoral Commission on 22 March 2016.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
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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),none of whom were elected.
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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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