Australian Better Families
Australian Better Families is a registered political party in Australia since 31 August 2018. It is the political branch of an organisation named Australian Brotherhood of Fathers, who stated they created the party as they "can no longer sit silently on the political sidelines to witness the betrayal of our children and families."
|Founded||31 August 2018|
|National affiliation||Australian Brotherhood of Fathers|
|Slogan||Better families for a better nation|
The party's founder, Leith Erikson, is a men's rights activist. He started the #21fathers movement named for the claim that 21 men commit suicide each week because of family law issues such as child support and domestic violence orders. The party proposes to create a "Minister for Men" to complement the existing Minister for Women.
The Australia Better Families Party nominated candidates for the 2019 Australian federal election in the following areas:
- Senate candidates for New South Wales: Jewell Drury and Peter Moujalli
- Senate candidates for Queensland: Darren Caulfield, Adam Finch and Rod Fox
- Senate candidate for Tasmania: Greg Beck
- Division of Greenway candidate: Graham McFarland
- Paten, Gabrielle. "NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A POLITICAL PARTY" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- "Registration of a political party Australian Better Families" (PDF). Notice under s 133(1A)(a) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918. Australian Electoral Commission. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
- "Australian Better Families". Australian Brotherhood of Fathers. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Medhora, By James Purtill and Shalailah (24 November 2017). "Brothers & Blokes: The men behind One Nation's domestic violence policy". triple j.
- Moody, Sherele (24 June 2017). "Beware the dubious claims of this men's rights group". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "Minister for Men". www.facebook.com. Australian Better Families Party.
- "Better Candidates". Australian Better Families Party. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
- Bradley, Penelope (28 November 2018). "Family issues first". Blacktown Advocate.