No Land Tax looms as NSW Upper House policy gadfly

No Land Tax looms as NSW Upper House policy gadfly
No Land Tax looms as NSW Upper House policy gadfly

The No Land Tax Party candidate Peter Jones is ahead of the Liberal Party in the race for the final of 21 seats up for grabs in the NSW Legislative Council.

The Daily Telegraph report the Coalition on track to win nine, Labor seven, the Greens two and the Shooters and Fishers and Christian Democrats one each.

The final results should be declared on Friday with the veteran ABC election analyst Antony Green saying he was “confident” No Land Tax will take the 21st seat.

If No Land Tax does win a seat for the next eight years, it would leave the ­Coalition with 20 of 42 upper house seats. 

The party secured the prime Group A spot on the long Legislative Council ballot.

It secured about 80,000 upper house votes with 70% of the vote counted, representing about 2% of the overall vote. 

The party, which went close to imploding in the days before the 28 March election, owes money to a large number of the 3,600 people who worked by handing out how to vote cards on election day. 

The promised wage delivery had been revised, yet again, to be undertake this week.

"I profoundly apologise," party candidate Peter Jones told 2GB's Ben Fordham.

The No Land Tax Party was initially throught to be in battle with the Animal Justice Party for the 21st spot, with the election result feared set to be challenged.

Due to human error, the Animal Justice Party was left off about 19,000 iVote ballots in the early pre-poll voting.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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