WA Senate Election Preferences

The Voluntary Euthanasia Party is running a strong campaign with impressive candidates to give us the best possible chance of winning a seat in the WA Senate this election.

Our core objective is to elect champions of voluntary euthanasia to federal parliament and raise awareness of the issue in the process. One method to achieve this is by pressuring existing parties and their candidates to recognise the broad public support for legislative change.

The VEP has directed our preferences based on each party or candidate’s position on voluntary euthanasia. This has included seeking a commitment for law reform from other candidates to ensure that our votes will only help elect supporters of new legislation. Ultimately, our preferences will flow through a select group of micro parties supportive of voluntary euthanasia before reaching the Greens, ALP and PUP ahead of other major parties. We have split our ticket to ensure we support all major and minor party candidates who support our issue in the most egalitarian way possible.

Unlike most parties, we are more than happy to share our preference allocations for ‘above the line’ votes in the Senate with anyone who is interested. Please find the link to the relevant document below:

WA Senate Preferences in the 2014 Race

Privacy Policy

VEP values the protection of your privacy and follows the Privacy Act 1988 and current Australian best practice guidelines to ensure your privacy is protected.

Membership Details

Membership details will be sent to the AEC to support the party’s application for registration and you may be contacted by the AEC about your membership of this political party.This list will not be made public.

Otherwise your details will remain in possession of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party and will not be transferred or passed on to any third party or affiliate body for commercial purposes, marketing purposes or research purposes. Your details will remain private until the termination of your membership, when they will be destroyed.

What information?

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VEP also collects other non-indentifying information relating to website usage by visitors to the website via cookies in order to improve your website experience. This information includes time, date, IP address, browser and other general website usage information.

What we will do with it?

We will not share your information with anyone else except where legally required.

In addition, VEP has specific obligations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to disclose donations above a certain size and we will adhere to those obligations.

What about subscriptions?

VEP uses an opt-in process which requires a request to be added to a membership and contact list. All e-mails and newsletters sent via automated mailing lists will clearly identify VEP or its representative as the sender and will include a suitable method for unsubscribing.


Party Constitution

VEP Constitution


Contact Us

If you have any queries or wish to get in touch, contact the Voluntary Euthanasia Party candidates and campaigners using the details listed below.

Email: media@vep.org.au

Western Australian Senate Candidates
Dr Philip Nitschke: philip@vep.org.au
Jim Duffield: jim@vep.org.au

New South Wales
Shayne Higson: shayne@vep.org.au (0403 625 456)