Australians Against Further Immigration

Australians Against Further Immigration (AAFI) was an Australian far-right political party which described itself as "eco-nationalist",[1] was opposed to mass immigration and aimed for zero net migration.[2] The party was founded in 1989 and registered in 1990. It ceased to exist in 2008. AAFI stood candidates at both state and federal level, but never won a seat. The party said it was a mainstream organisation, and sought to distance itself from extremist organisations such as the Australian League of Rights and from the Citizens Electoral Council.[3] In 1994, Franca Arena, then a Labor member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, denounced the party in the New South Wales parliament.

Australians Against Further Immigration
Founded1989 by Dr. Rodney and Robyn Spencer
Dissolved2008
HeadquartersNone
IdeologyAustralian nationalism
Right-wing populism
Anti-immigration
Political positionFar-right

The party was deregistered by the Australian Electoral Commission in December 2005, as lacking the minimum 500 members required to be registered as a political party.[4] It contested the 2007 New South Wales state election, but was also deregistered at the state level not long after.[5] The organisation dissolved in 2008.

Federal parliamentEdit

House of Representatives
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/–
1993 3,587 0.03(#13/15)
0 / 150
  0
1996 73,023 0.67(#6/18)
0 / 150
  0
2001 12,033 0.10 (#11/20)
0 / 150
  0
Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
# of
overall seats
+/–
1990 19,439 0.20(#12/17)
0 / 40
0 / 76
  0
1993 46,464 0.44(#9/19)
0 / 40
0 / 76
  0
1996 137,604 1.26(#6/22)
0 / 40
0 / 76
  0
2001 21,012 0.18(#18/29)
0 / 40
0 / 76
  0
2004 11,508 0.10 (#23/30)
0 / 40
0 / 76
  0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anti-immigrants with a green tinge". The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 March 2003. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Document - 'Manifesto', Australians Against Further Immigration, circa 1990". Museums Victoria Collections.
  3. ^ Lyle Allan (1994), 'Immigration and the Werriwa By-Election,' in People and Place, Vol.2, No.1, p.55
  4. ^ "Media Release 2006: Deregistration of Australians Against Further Immigration". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  5. ^ fightdemback.org Archived April 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine