Victorian Unity Party
Federal Election 2001
The Victorian Unity Party will contest the 2001 Federal Election through three senate candidates - Wellington Lee, Diana Wolowski and Bill Cope. Diana Wolowski is a member of the Unity Party’s Victorian Executive Committee, and stood for Unity previously in the 1998 Federal Election. Bill Cope is the Unity Party's Victorian Convenor and is a member of the Unity Party Federal Executive. Around Australia, the Unity Party is fielding around 15 candidates for the upper and lower houses of parliament.
The Unity Party has one member of the NSW Legislative Council as well as 12 local councillors and two Mayors throughout Australia. Unity supports Australia’s harmonious, multicultural society, seeks to combat racism, lobbies for the rights of refugees and supports Native Title and Reconciliation. The Unity Party was originally formed to combat against Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, and continues to fight against discrimination in all its forms.
To support the Unity Party, please vote 1 for us in the Senate. If you would like to support the Victorian Unity Party on election day please send an email firstname.lastname@example.org, or to join the Unity Party please click here to download an application form,
Why support the Unity Party? If you are concerned about the threats to our multicultural society, the rise of racism in Australia, the cuts to our immigration programs, the devastation of the family reunion program, Australia's anti-humanitarian refugee program, discrimination in the approval of visitors visas, reductions to services for migrants and refugees, the collapse of Reconciliation, the failure of the government to apologise to the stolen generation, draconian treatment of asylum seekers, the government's atrocious attitude to Asia, the collapse of the push for an Australian republic, the Howard Government's renunciation of international human rights processes and conventions, and the Labor Party’s failure to respond adequately in all these areas, then the Unity Party believes in the same ideals as you.
To read our policies on these and other issues please visitwww.unity.org.au/core_platform.htm
Press Release 19 Oct 2001 - UNITY: THE PARTY OF MULTICULTURALISM, RECONCILIATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Press Release 24 Oct 2001 - UNITY CALLS ON HOWARD TO EXPRESS SORROW FOR DEATH OF ASYLUM SEEKERS
Links to other national branches:New South Wales, Western Australia.
In Victoria the Unity Party will be supporting Hon Dr Andrew Theophanous MP for re-election as an Independent in the seat of Calwell. With 21 years experience as a Federal MP, Andrew has been an outspoken critic of the Government's harsh stance against genuine refugees, a long-standing champion of multiculturalism, and has been one of the few parliamentarians brave enough to defend the rights of Indigenous Australians. For more information on Andrew Theophanous' campaign please phone Josh or Jeremy on (03) 9302 1114 or visitwww.geocities.com/andrewtheophanous