Heck, if it works in Europe, why not Australia? I received a press release from the Australian Pirate Party yesterday, boldly stating that they are planning to register as an official Australian political party and calling for 500 founding members to pony up a $20 donation each so they can become official.
The party plans to run at the next federal election on a platform of:
"fight[ing]for a fairer and more balanced copyright, greater innovation and access to culture, information and knowledge, greater government transparency and the protection of our civil liberties."
I just find it sad that no other party really seems to care about those things. Seems pretty important...
If you want to join the party, you can get all the relevant info at their website linked below.