Vale The Australian Democrats. Timeline: Democrats' 30 years in politics - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) A sad day in Australia's history. They were of value to the nation due to the sentiment echoed in their catch cry "Let's keep the barstadrs honest". Maybe somewhere they forgot about that? Here's hoping Bob Brown and his Greens party can continue on where they left off. I don;t think I want to be a part of an Australia that is a purely two party country (Although it's very close to that now).