South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives movement has acquired enough Tasmanian members to seek registration as a party in the state.
If the party is successfully registered with the Tasmanian Electoral Commission, it will have the capacity to run candidates in the upcoming state election.
Senator Bernardi said registration in Tasmania would allow the party to “keep the Australian Conservatives banner flying high”.
But while Australian Conservatives have sufficient Tasmanian members to be officially recognised in this state, Senator Bernardi stressed that the party would need as many members as possible to make an impact at the election.
“If all our existing supporters made the transition to financial member we’d become a political force to be reckoned with in no time at all,” he said.