Defence and Ex-Services Party

The Defence and Ex-Services Party of Australia was a minor Australian political party operating from 1986 to 1989. Formally registered on 1 September 1986, its policies included greater investment in care for veterans, a stronger national defence system, and maintenance of high disability pensions.[1] The party contested the 1987 federal election, running for the Senate in New South Wales, and also the 1988 New South Wales state election. It was voluntarily deregistered on 4 May 1989.[2]


  1. Jaensch, Dean; Mathieson, David (1998). A Plague on Both Your Houses: Minor Parties in Australia. Allen & Unwin. p. 124. ISBN 1-86448-421-7.
  2. Australian Electoral Commission. Defence and Ex-Services Party of Australia

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