The HEMP Party of Australia fully supports the important and timely initiative announced today by the Greens calling for a Federal Drug Summit. “It’s a really smart way to address this particularly big elephant in the room,” says HEMP President Michael Balderstone. “The ‘war on drugs’ really has to be on the Election agenda and discussion about a ‘drug summit’ might be a way to achieve this without sparking the usual law and order auction. full story
This weekend Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party members and candidates from across Australia will gather to meet each other and make plans for the upcoming election. On Saturday HEMP Party National Campaign Director, Jim Moylan, will present the 13th HEMP Activism & Police Wrangling Workshop in Mingle Park (behind the Museum) in Nimbin from 2pm. full story
HEMP Party in Sydney this weekend measuring the zinc in the soil The Australian HEMP Party’s Campaign manager Jim Moylan is in Sydney this weekend doing a couple more of his notorious Police wrangling workshops where he teaches pot smokers how to minimise trouble with the law. full story
The rise of Obama has changed elections in America forever. There the story is now about grassroots money and channelling the voice of the citizen. Lots and lots of small donations and lots and lots of active supporters on the ground. Here it is all about advertising, stunts, ‘message control’ and how best to not talk about things. It’s topsy-turvey. full story
The Nimbin HEMP Embassy and the HEMP Party with 4 new State Branches are revitalised with new enthusiasm says President Michael Balderstone. “The US Election results with Washington State and Colorado re-legalising cannabis after 75 years of prohibition is the best news for cannabis users in decades. There are now also 19 States over there with legal medical cannabis and now this even bigger step is causing ripples around the globe. On top of this great news we also have the NSW Inquiry into medical cannabis which we are urging everyone to embrace. full story
Response to Electoral Commission ( Member names ommitted. )
Mr Graham Askey 9 Frank Street LISMORE NSW 2480 02 6621 5058 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr E Killestyne Electoral Commissioner Australian Electoral Commission West Block Offices PARKES ACT 2600
Dear Mr Killestyne
RE: HEMP Party’s response to a registration application enquiry by the AEC
I refer to your full story
Commission won’t pass HEMP party
Dominic Feain | 6th May 2010
MEMBERS of the unregistered Help End Marijuana Prohibition Party are threatening to storm the Australian Electoral Commission lobby in Canberra next month.
Exasperated party secretary Graham Askey.
MEMBERS of the still unregistered Help End Marijuana Prohibition Party are threatening to storm the full story
Mr G Askey Help End Marijuana Prohibition 9 Frank Street LISMORE NSW 2480
Dear Mr Askey I refer to your application dated 22 May 2008 to the Australian Electoral Commission (the AEC) for review of its delegate’s decision to refuse the application for re-registration by Help End Marijuana Prevention (HEMP). As advised in the full story
RESULTS OF THE PREVIOUS HEMP PARTY REGISTRATION EFFORT
As at 13 January 2009, staff of the Commission had the following results for the 42 persons who were attempted to be contacted from the Party membership list:
• 14 confirmations of membership • 11 denials of membership • 17 could not be contacted by registered mail full story
Due to a How(h)ard change in electoral laws, parties without sitting members must do a new application each election.
Our efforts with regard to exposing Malcolm Jone’s fake parties have resulted in small parties being frozen out of the system. Our choices have been nobbled. This makes it extremely difficult to get a HEMP candidate full story