The Informed Medical Options Party (IMOP) and the Health Australia Party (HAP) have announced they will merge together to form the Heart Party (Health, Environment, Accountability, Rights, Transparency).
In a teaming up of two of Australia’s best health freedom parties, this new union will look to form a united front at future elections by putting their resources together.
On Facebook, for example, IMOP has 68 thousand followers and HAP has 41 thousand. Joining forces will allow all supporters to cast their votes for a single campaign dedicated to health.
In a Facebook video announcing the merger earlier today, HAP was represented by Lisa Bentley, while IMOP was represented by Michael O’Neill.
Dr. Isaac Golden, co-founder of HAP, also did a short video to highlight the new changes.
Both parties have faced criticisms in previous campaigns.
In 2020, then-Health Minister Greg Hunt said IMOP’s name was “misleading”.