Thursday, August 02, 2007

LDP renamed to Liberty and Democracy Party

The Australian Electoral Commission doesn't wan't us dumb sheep confusing the Liberal Party with the Liberal Democratic Party, so they've forced the LDP to rename itself to the Liberty and Democracy Party.

Under S129(1)(da) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 the AEC is not permitted to register a party if its name: one that a reasonable person would think suggests that a connection or relationship exists between the party and a registered party if that connection or relationship does not in fact exist

No big deal, what matters is their policy platform, which is a truly classical liberal platform (unlike the so-called Liberal party )