Gordon Fraser Quick addresses a crowd during a rally in the Lismore CBD after a plan by the State Government to slash the amount of money (from 60 to 40 cents per kilowatt hour) paid for electricity fed into the power grid by solar panel systems.
Gordon Fraser Quick addresses a crowd during a rally in the Lismore CBD after a plan by the State Government to slash the amount of money (from 60 to 40 cents per kilowatt hour) paid for electricity fed into the power grid by solar panel systems. Jerad Williams

Stop CSG Party hopes to 'have an impact'

ANTI-coal seam gas campaigner Gordon Fraser-Quick is attempting to register a political party in the run-up to the federal election.

Mr Fraser-Quick said the Stop CSG Party already had 1800 members across every state and territory.

"The purpose of the party is to stop CSG in Australia by making changes to legislation," the party's constitution reads.

The constitution also holds that the party will only field upper house candidates at state and federal level, although Mr Fraser-Quick said it reserved the right to amend this down the track.

Mr Fraser-Quick said the Senate presented the best chance for the party to "have an impact".

The Lismore resident said he had not decided whether he would put himself forward as a candidate, but if he did it would be "entirely up to the party" if he was selected to stand.

He said the party would only run candidates in states where it was "technically and economically feasible" to do so.

Under Australian Electoral Commission rules people have until July 12 to lodge an objection to the party's registration.

To view the application visit http://www.aec.gov.au/Parties_and_Representatives/party_registration/applications/index.htm.



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