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MELBOURNE, Australia – July 20, 2021: The Libertarian Party welcomes a refreshed Ernest “Ernie” the Echidna. 
Continuing a legacy of anti-state, anti-war, and pro-market ideals, on November 5, 2020, the Libertarian Party re-birthed Australia’s oldest libertarian party, the Workers Party, and their 1975 platform.  
The Libertarian Party also introduced Australia’s cutest and most principled mascot, Ernest "Ernie" the Echidna. Over the 2020-2021 summer, Ernie has undergone a refresh. 
Ernie was originally hand-drawn on top of different open-source art fragments. After the Party’s launch, a few supporters expressed a desire to see a more polished mascot and kindly contributed funding for a professional redesign. We’d like to thank these donors for investing their resources and for helping to build a formidable new presence in the Australian political landscape. 
Later this year, the Libertarian Party will be releasing a prospectus including details of the Party’s structure, short-term and long-term goals, our education strategies, and how you can get involved. We can’t wait to make libertarian activism an enjoyable pursuit. 
The following quotations have been attributed to Ernest "Ernie" the Echidna: ● “Taxation is theft”, ● “Abolish the Reserve Bank of Australia”, ● “Bring all troops back home”, ● “End the censorship and spying of the Orwellian state”, ● “Free Julian Assange”, ● “Repudiate the national debt”, and ● “End all prohibition, embrace self-ownership”. 
Isn’t Ernie a cutie? 

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The Libertarian Party is the party of principle, “No person or group of persons has the right to initiate the use of force, fraud or aggression against another person or group of persons.” 

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MELBOURNE, Australia - November 5, 2020: The Libertarian Party revives Australia’s oldest libertarian party, the Workers Party, first founded in 1975. Continuing the Workers Party’s legacy of anti-state, anti-war, and pro-market radical politics, the Libertarian Party is the party of principle. Put simply: “No person or group of persons has the right to initiate the use of force, fraud or aggression against another person or group of persons.”
The draft platform of the Libertarian Party, released 5 November 2020, calls for Australia to repudiate the national debt, end all military involvement in overseas conflicts, disband the Reserve Bank of Australia, legalise all drugs, immediately cease all “Orwellian State” activities, and cut all taxes to 0% while proclaiming “Taxation is theft”.
In asking Australians to “register your interest”, the Libertarian Party's primary goal will be to educate. The Libertarian Party promises to always put principles before votes. The Libertarian Party will be seeking political party registration in all federal, state, and local jurisdictions.
Most of all, the Libertarian Party seeks to make principled activism an enjoyable pursuit. "A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having", and according to American libertarian superstar, Dr. Ron Paul, a revolution needs music.
So turn on your stereos and start dancing, it’s time for a revolution.
You can learn more about the Libertarian Party and their principled platform at https://libertarianparty.org.au 
Below: the Libertarian Party's mascot, Ernest "Ernie" the Echidna.

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