When Australians are handed their ballot papers on May 18, they’ll see a list of micro-parties, many of which don’t provide a lot of context in their titles.
The Pirate Party.
The Rise Up Australia Party.
The Science Party.
At first glance, the Health Australia Party might be an appealing one to vote for. Most of us believe in a healthy Australia.
What you don’t know when you see it listed on a ballot form, however, is that it used to be called the Natural Medicine Party. In 2015, it adopted its current name, a rather ambiguous one that serves to make it appear far more mainstream.