The Family First Party is a socially conservative political party in Australia. It has two members in the South Australian Legislative Council (Robert Brokenshire and Dennis Hood). The party's federal chairman is Bob Day.
Elected to the Senate at the 2004 federal election on two percent of the primary vote in Victoria, Steve Fielding failed to gain re-election at the 2010 federal election. His term ended on 1 July 2011, after which the Family First Party no longer had federal parliamentary representation.
Leader: Bob Day AO
Ideology: Social conservatism, family values
September 17, 2010
More than 1,200 incidents have been reported at South Australia's public schools in the past 18 months, including violence and crime.Figures from the Education Department show the cases range from violent students and abusive parents, to vandalism and break-ins.The figures include 175 violent attacks against students or staff last year.The Family First Party has used the figures to estimate that on average, a violent incident occurs in schools nine times a week.The Education Department says strong measures are in place to deal with violence and crime in public schools.The department's chief ...
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA — On the windswept streets of Newcastle, the world’s largest coal port and a hub of Australian heavy industry, people get nervous when asked to give their opinions on climate change.
Australia is the world’s largest exporter of coal, which pumps billions of dollars into the economy, supplies more than 80 percent of the country’s electricity and keeps tens of thousands of people in their jobs — particularly in and around Newcastle. But the carbon dioxide produced from burning coal is also a major contributor to climate change, ...
RUSSELL Island in Moreton Bay is a picturesque place. At just 25sq km in size, it supports a population of some 2500 people.Think about that for a moment - 2500 people - or roughly a 15th of the number of residents in a Brisbane suburb such as Aspley.And that's how many people gave Victorian Senator Steve Fielding their first preference vote, when he won his Senate seat in the 2004 election.In his own right he attracted just 0.08 per cent of the 3.2 million votes cast in Victoria.Taken as a group, Family First in Victoria managed to win only some 56,000 Senate votes, or about 1.8 per cent of ...