Plans to set up an Australian WikiLeaks party are "significantly advanced", the whistleblowing organisation's most visible member says.
Julian Assange has told Fairfax Media he intends to run for a Senate seat in the next election, adding that "a number of very worthy people admired by the Australian public" have expressed interest in standing for a yet-to-be registered Australian WikiLeaks party.
A draft party constitution has been prepared and is being subjected to legal review, Fairfax reports.
Party registration with the Australian Electoral Commission would require confirmation of at least 500 members listed on the electoral roll. more
Friday, 14 December 2012
Assange wants to start a political party
Wow, far out. I dunno how he'd manage it from over there, but he wants to start a Wikileaks party in Australia for the next election. That would be quite a thing if he could get it off the ground by then as it's not far off. I imagine with all the publicity surrounding him he'd attract quite a few votes. I myself might even be torn from the Greens to vote for him, although the Greens would have much more political experience. Particularly in this parliament holding the balance of power. I would have to take a close look at all his policies before simply voting blindly. Will be very interested if it does get up to read what they are.