The Non-Custodial Parent’s Party (Equal Parenting) will field a candidate for Throsby in September’s election. Wayne Hartman, who was the party’s candidate in 2010 and attracted a little under 2% of the vote, will recontest the seat.
The party seeks to have “less government control of many aspects of daily life”, in particular family law and child support. Their platform includes repealing child support legislation in favour of “equal time shared parenting legislation”.
The NCPP also has other small government policies such as: the Australian Defence Force being restricted to the defence of Australia; protection for Australian manufacturing but otherwise reduced government red tape in business; leave coal-fired power stations in place as the only reliable and safe source of energy; controlled immigration; removal of negative gearing rules; do not oppose same sex marriage; and states handing over a variety of powers to the Commonwealth.