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Not such a smooth ride!

The newly formed 1984 Nuclear Disarmament Party (NDP) was determined to take to task the Labor Government lead by Bob Hawke, especially with regard to it's policy on uranium mining. The NDP went on to win 7.23% of the national vote in the December Federal election.

High profile member Peter Garrett, lead singer of the alternative and outspoken rock band Midnight Oil, was a high profile member of the NDP and resigned in 1985 as the party split between eco-reform and extreme socialist factions. The NDP was officially de-registered in December, 2009.