Liberals for Forests
is an Australian political minor party. It has contested both state and federal elections in recent years, but has only achieved one elected representative - Janet Woollard
(elected as an Independent) in Western Australia
. It has no representation at the federal level.
The party was founded in 2001 by Dr Keith Woollard
, husband of Janet Woollard and an ex-AMA
The Party generally professes itself to be ideologically aligned with the centre-right sympathies of the Liberal Party of Australia
, but with a greater regard to environmentalism
Despite its low profile, the party has gained a respectable proportion of the primary Senate vote in some states. For example, in the 2004 election it received only a few hundred votes less than the Australian Democrats
The registered party name at the Australian Electoral Commission
and the Western Australian Electoral Commission
was "liberals for forests"
(uncapitalised). As of late 2009, liberals for forests is no longer a registered political party anywhere in Australia.
- Small-l liberal - a term used by LFF candidates to describe themselves in order to attract the support of mildly disenchanted Coalition voters