Diluted Thinking

in Australian healthcare

Health Australia Party (HAP)

Basic Information

image: Health Australia Party logo
formerly Natural Medicine Party
Name
Health Australia Party (HAP)
Former name
Natural Medicine Party (NMP)
Founded
NMP: 7 November 2013 [registration date with AEC]
HAP: 8 October 2015 [change of name from NMP]
Founder [NMP]
Andrew James Patterson
Founder [HAP]
Isaac Golden
National Executive
as at 5 March 2017:
Prof Kerry Bone: National President
Isaac Golden: National Secretary; Victorian State President
Andrew Hicks: Registered Officer; Victorian State Secretary
Cathy Nolan: Queensland State Secretary
Ed Stattmann: National Treasurer

as at 14 November 2016:
Prof Kerry Bone: National President
Isaac Golden: National Secretary; Victorian State President
Andrew Hicks: Party Agent; Victorian State Secretary
Cathy Nolan: Queensland State Secretary
Jason Woodforth: Registered Officer of party (AEC)

as at 17 September 2016:
Prof Kerry Bone: National President
Andrew Hicks: VIC State Secretary
Jason Woodforth: National Spokesperson; QLD State President; Registered Officer (AEC)
Cathy Nolan: QLD State Secretary

as at 13 July 2016:
Prof Kerry Bone: National President
Andrew Hicks: VIC State Secretary
Cathy Nolan: QLD State Secretary
Jason Woodforth: National Spokesperson; QLD State President
Note: AEC still showed Patterson as the registered officer for HAP

as at 2 July 2016:
Judith Anne Cooke: National Secretary
Andrew James Patterson: Registered Officer; NSW State President
Jason Woodforth: National Spokesperson; QLD State President
Catherine Chan: NSW State Secretary
Andrew Hicks: VIC State Secretary
Cathy Nolan: QLD State Secretary
Gloria Cicchini: WA State Secretary

Advisory Board
Adjunct Professor Kerry Bone: Herbal Medicine
Dr Michael Ellis: Sustainable Societies
John Feenie: Business and the Economy
Dr Isaac Golden: Homeopathy
Judy Jacka: Naturopathy
Neil Johnston: Pharmacy
Bill Pearson: Acupuncture and TCM
Professor Avni Sali: Integrative Medicine
Maggie Sands: Naturopathy and Remedial Medicines
Rodger Savory: Environment; Regenerative Agriculture

Ed note: natural therapy practitioner organisations are well-represented in HAP:

  • Cathy Nolan: AROH President
  • Maggie Sands: ATMS board member, Life Member, past President, Vice-President, Treasurer
  • Bill Pearson: ATMS past President, Life Member
  • Judy Jacka: ANTA Life Member
  • Kerry Bone: Fellow of both NHAA and ANTA
Candidates 2016 federal election
NSW: Andrew Patterson; Leanne Paff
VIC: Isaac Golden; Kathryn Breakwell
QLD: Jason Woodforth; Sarinah Golden
WA: Samantha Tilbury; Sara Fargher
Refer HAP Candidates page
Postal Address
PO Box 695
Gisborne VIC 3437
Organisation Type
Registered political party

AEC listing, as at 5 March 2017:
Name of Party: Health Australia Party
Registered Abbreviation: HAP
Registered Officer of Party: Andrew Hicks, 1 Erinne Crt, St Helena VIC 3088
(previously Jason Woodforth, 295 Morayfield Road, Morayfield QLD 4506)
Party Correspondence Address: PO Box 695, Gisborne VIC 3437 [Ed note: this address also used by Isaac Golden's homeopathy business and homeopathy college]

NOTE: Andrew Patterson and Judith Cooke were pushed out of HAP immediately after the July 2016 election, as they were blamed by the HAP executive for HAP's poor election results. Refer Reasonable Hank's blog post Leaked email shows Health Australia Party suffering post-election implosion.

AEC listing, as at 13 July 2016:
Name of Party: Health Australia Party
Registered Abbreviation: HAP
Registered Officer of Party: Andrew Patterson, 884 Camp Creek Road, Lowanna NSW 2450 (from 27 Nov 2015; original Registered Officer was Brett Smith [aka Lucas Jackson Kelly] after name change from NMP
Party Correspondence Address: PO Box 73, Sawtell NSW 2452
Party Agent: Amanda Olsen (Alphington, VIC)

Regulator
Australian Electoral Commission
State Branches
HAP has four state branches: NSW, VIC, QLD and WA.
Queensland held its first branch meeting in March 2016.
Membership
$20 per year
Seminars/Events
Unknown
Publications
Unknown
Website
http://www.healthaustraliaparty.com.au/
NMP websites http://www.nmpnsw.org/ and http://nmpaustralia.org now redirect to the HAP website

The domain name healthaustraliaparty.com.au was registered by Isaac Golden, using his personal ABN for trading name "Aurum Healing Centre".

Social media
Facebook (HAP): https://www.facebook.com/Health-Australia-Party-1503863176578619/
Facebook (NMP): https://www.facebook.com/Natural-Medicine-Party-338685409571114/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewnmp
Media
21 Mar 2016: Isaac Golden interviewed by The Wellness Couch, episode 245