- Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia
an Australian political party with its policy based largely on the issue of nuclear disarmament, formed in 1984 as the Nuclear Disarmament Party; deregistered in 1992; re-registered in 1998; deregistered again in 2009. Abbrev.: NDP
The Nuclear Disarmament Party was formed prior to the 1984 federal elections, at which Jo Vallentine won a Senate seat for the party in WA. Peter Garrett also stood for the Senate in the same election, losing by a narrow margin. Vallentine remained a Senator representing the NDP until 1990, thereafter representing a wider environmental coalition, including the Greens, until 1993. The party was deregistered in 1992 and in 1998 re-registered as the Nuclear Disarmament Party of Australia. It was deregistered again in 2009.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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