Australia has a large number of political parties, and due to its particular circumstances (incorporating Pacific nations as Australian states) has a large number of state parties, and alliances between them.
Major Federal PartiesEdit
These parties act nationally, standing successful candidates in most state/territory elections, and federal elections.
- Australian Labor Party
- Australia's traditional moderate social-democratic party (New Zealand Labour Party members traditionally affiliate with the ALP in the Federal Parliament).
- Liberal Democratic Party of Australia
- Classical liberal party, has held government since 1990. Led by Chris Marshall, Prime Minister of Australia
- National Party of Australia
- Formerly part of the Liberal/National Coalition, now independent with two seats only.
Minor Federal PartiesEdit
- Australian Democrats
- Australian Greens
- Family First Party
State/Territory Political PartiesEdit
These parties either stand only in state/territorial elections, and/or only stand federal candidates in their own state. They are frequently allied to a national party.
- Liberal Party of Australia
- Shooters Party
- Christian Democratic Party
- One Nation Party
- Democratic Labor Party
- New Zealand Labour Party
- N.B. The New Zealand Labour Party does have seats in the House of Representatives and the Senate, however, it stands only in New Zealand, and its members sit with the Australian Labor Party
- New Zealand National Party
- Unrelated to the National Party of Australia, a centre-right party. Presently the government party in the State of New Zealand
Papua New GuineaEdit
- National Alliance Party
- Papua New Guinea Party
- Country Liberal Party
- Traditionally aligned with the Liberal/National Coalition, it is now aligned with the LDP