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Australia has nine official Federal parliamentary parties and more than 40 non-parliamentary parties at the national level.
There could soon be one more to add to that latter list. A group who oppose the idea, introduction and installation of the 5G network across Australia has registered to become a federal political party.
No5G wrote in their objectives and philosophy section: "The objectives of the association is to promote legislative schemes, enactments, and policies to regulate 5G and associated technology and to establish a moratorium until such technologies are proven safe to human health flora, fauna and property.
"To achieve the said objective it will do so by registering a new political party and nominating and endorsing candidates for elected public office in Commonwealth, State and Territory parliaments, and Local Government bodies in all Australian jurisdictions."
There has been a vocal minority of people across Australia and in other parts of the world who oppose the idea of 5G.
The faster internet is expected to be rolled out over the coming years and the latest smartphones will be capable of running it. But some people have made baseless claims that 5G with microwave our brains because of the new frequency, or that it helps spread the coronavirus.
If the No5G party gets registered, enough members and then enough votes at the next federal election to have MPs in parliament, then they have some big plans for the future.
The party wants to introduce a 'moratorium on the rollout and deployment of wireless 5G technology in Australia' until the network can be officially declared safe by medical and scientific bodies that it doesn't present a risk to human beings as well as plants an animals.
They also want to promote more fibre-optic cables in Australia and launch a Royal commission to investigate 'the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) and the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR)'.
They'll need at least 550 people to join the group if they are to be eligible by the AEC and it's unclear whether they have the numbers yet.
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