Melbourne: A far-right, anti-immigrant party officially changed its name to “Yellow Vest Australia” on Tuesday ahead of elections next month, inspired by the French anti-austerity protest movement.
The small grouping, previously known as the Australian Liberty Alliance, said the country's Electoral Commission had approved its name change just in time for the election campaign which is expected to begin next week.
Party president Debbie Robinson said they chose the Yellow Vest monicker because the movement launched last year in France ‘represents disgruntled voters who are concerned about globalism, immigration (and) the cost of living.’
“We want to take that movement from the streets and into parliament. We'd be the first country in the world to do that,” she said in a video. Robinson also admitted the name change would hopefully end voter confusion between her group and the Liberals....