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About Us

An effective voice

The Australian Country Alliance party is committed to the representation and preservation of the rights and interests of Australians.

We believe in equality of access to education, transportation, communication and health care for urban and rural communities. We support freedom of access to the public lands for the responsible pursuit of legitimate employment and recreational activities.

The importance of communities cannot be understated.

We provide the electricity, food, materials and space for recreation used by city and country people. We provide the produce, transportation and beauty that promotes our country across the world.

We also pay significantly higher fuel and energy costs, do not enjoy comparable levels of service for other infrastructure and feel we have been let down by ill-informed policy advice from city-based bureaucrats whose only exposure to country life is watching "McLeod's Daughters".

Some MPs claim to represent regional Victoria, but live and work out of Melbourne. Their claims have to be seen in that light.

Australian Country Alliance is dedicated to the interests of both rural and urban communities, and setting policies to address the imbalance that has come about with the influence of 'urban greenies'.

These are the sorts of issues Australian Country Alliance is committed to addressing.


History


"Country Alliance" was formed out of concerns among various interest groups.

A series of meetings in the first half of 2004 led to a commitment to proceed with the formation of Country Alliance. We obtained registration in Victoria in 2005 and contested the 2006 and 2010 Victorian state elections in three and then four of the eight upper house regions.

At the 2010 state election, we averaged over 4% in both the upper and lower houses and came within 3% of a quota from getting a candidate elected in the Northern Victoria Region.

The party is now registered for federal elections.  

In 2014 the Victorian Executive of Katter's Australian Party voted to merge with Country Alliance to form 'Australian Country Alliance' with broader policies that stand for all Victorians without forgetting it's rural and regional roots.