A record number of independent candidates and minor parties are running across Australia, vying for seats in the Senate and House of Representatives. 

To help voters understand how these candidates' policies compare, we sent independents and minor parties a survey with 49 critical climate and nature tests.  

Not all candidates responded. 

Click on your state to see the responses of independents and minor parties running near you: 

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Australian Capital Territory 

SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA – Minor party, ACT Senate > survey response 

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, ACT Senate and House of Representatives, running in Bean, Canberra and Fenner > did not respond

 

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Northern Territory

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, House of Representatives, Lingiari and Solomon > did not respond

 

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New South Wales

ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY Minor party, Senate and House of representatives, running in various seats > see survey response

CAROLYN CROSSMAN – Independent, NSW Senate > see survey response

DAVID O'BRIEN – Independent, NSW Senate > see survey response

HUW KINGSTON – Independent, House of Representatives, Hume > see survey response 

INDEPENDENTS FOR CLIMATE ACTION NOW (ICAN) – Minor party, NSW Senate > see survey response

KERYN PHELPS – Independent, House of Representatives, seat of Wentworth > did not respond

LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY – Minor party, NSW Senate > did not respond

MARK PTOLEMY, AUSTRALIAN WORKERS PARTY – Minor party, NSW,  Senate > see survey response

PAMELA JOHNSTONE – Independent, NSW Senate > see survey response

PAULINE HANSON'S ONE NATION – Minor party, House of Representatives, running in Cook, Hunter and NSW Senate > did not respond

PIRATE PARTY AUSTRALIA – Minor party, NSW Senate and House of Representatives, Bennalong > see survey response

ROD OAKESHOTT – Independent, House of Representatives, Cowper > see survey response

SHOOTERS, FISHERS AND FARMERS PARTY – Minor party, House of Representatives, Calare > did not respond

SOCIALIST ALLIANCE – Minor party, NSW Senate > see survey response

SUSAN MOYLAN-COOMBS – Independent, House of Representatives, seat of Warringah > see survey response

SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA – Minor party, NSW Senate and House of Representatives, running in Farrer and Grayndler > see survey response 

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, NSW Senate and most seats in the House of Representatives > did not respond

ZALI STEGALL – Independent, House of Representatives, Warringah > see survey response

 

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Queensland

AMANDA MURPHY – Independent, Qld Senate > See survey response 

ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY Minor party, Senate and House of representatives, running in various seats > see survey response

INDEPENDENTS FOR CLIMATE ACTION NOW (ICAN) – Microparty, Qld Senate > see survey response

KATTER'S AUSTRALIAN PARTY – Minor party, House of Representatives, running in Capricornia, Dawson, Herbert, Kennedy, Leichhardt, Maranoa and Wright > did not respond

INNES LARKIN – Independent, House of Representatives, running in Wright > see survey response 

LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY – Minor party, Qld Senate > did not respond

PAULINE HANSON'S ONE NATION – Minor party, Qld Senate > did not respond

PIRATE PARTY AUSTRALIA – Minor party, Qld Senate > see survey response

SOCIALIST ALLIANCE – Minor party, House of Representatives, running in Brisbane and Lilley > see survey response

SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA – Minor party, Qld Senate > see survey response 

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, Qld Senate and most seats in the House of Representatives > did not respond

 

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South Australia

ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY – Minor party, running in all House of Representatives seats and the South Australian Senate > see survey response

CENTRE ALLIANCE – Minor party, House of Representatives and SA Senate, running in Mayo, Barker and Grey > did not respond

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, SA Senate and most seats in the House of Representatives > did not respond

 

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Tasmania

ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY Minor party, Senate and House of representatives, running in Bass > see survey response

ANDREW WILKIE – Independent, Denison, House of Representatives > see survey response

JACQUI LAMBIE NETWORK – Minor party, Tasmanian Senate > did not respond

LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY – Minor party, Tasmanian Senate > did not respond

PAULINE HANSON'S ONE NATION – Minor party, Tasmanian Senate and House of Representatives, running in Braddon > did not respond

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, Tasmanian Senate and most seats in the House of Representatives > did not respond

 

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Western Australia

ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY Minor party, Senate and House of representatives, running in Swan > see survey response

LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY – Minor party, WA Senate > did not respond

LOUISE STEWART – Independent, House of Representatives, Curtin > did not respond

PAULINE HANSON'S ONE NATION – Minor party, running in WA Senate and House of Representatives (Cowan, Brand, Moore and Pearce) > did not respond

PIRATE PARTY AUSTRALIA – Minor party, WA Senate > see survey response

SOCIALIST ALLIANCE – Minor party, running in WA Senate and House of Representatives (Fremantle) > see survey response

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, WA Senate and most seats in the House of Representatives > did not respond

 

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Victoria

ANGELA ZUBAC – Independent, House of Representatives, running in Kooyong > did not respond

ANIMAL JUSTICE PARTY – Minor party, House of representatives, running in Ballarat, Bendigo, Casey, Chisholm, Cooper, Corangamite, Deakin, Dunkley, Flinders, Higgins, Isaacs, Kooyong, Macnamara, Melbourne, Scullin and Wills > see survey response

JULIA BANKS – Independent, House of Representatives, running in Flinders > did not respond

DERRYN HINCH'S JUSTICE PARTY – Minor party, Senate > did not respond

HELEN HAINES – Independent, House of Representatives, running in Indi > did not respond

INDEPENDENTS FOR CLIMATE ACTION NOW (ICAN) – Minor party, Victorian Senate > see survey response

OLIVER YATES – Independent, House of Representatives, running in Kooyong > see survey response

PAULINE HANSON'S ONE NATION – Minor party, Victorian Senate and House of Representatives, running in Bendigo, La Trobe and Monash > did not respond

PIRATE PARTY AUSTRALIA – Minor party, Victorian Senate > see survey response

RUBY O'ROURKE – Independent, House of Representatives, running in Macnamara > see survey response 

SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA – Minor party, Victorian Senate and House of Representatives, running in Macnamara > see survey response 

UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY – Minor party, Victorian Senate and most seats in the House of Representatives > did not respond

 

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About this survey

The 2​019 Climate Election independent and minor party survey outlines 49 key policy tests, grouped under four broad headings: ramping up renewables, phasing out coal, stopping Adani and protecting nature.

Together, these are the priority policy commitments we believe are required to get Australia on the right path, addressing climate change and protecting the people, places and wildlife we love. 

We sent this survey to selected minor parties and independents, with a deadline for response by close of business on 25 April 2019. It was beyond our resources to send this survey to the every minor party and independent candidate in every electorate and in both houses. We therefore excluded parties or candidates who:

  • Focused on a single unrelated issue, and therefore were not likely to have policies relating to climate, energy or nature;
  • Candidates or parties who we assessed to have an extremely low chance of winning a seat (acknowledging this is a subjective judgement).

Some the independents and minor parties who received the survey did not respond.

See how the major parties compare.