The 2007 federal election was the first election contested by the CCE. It contested three lower house seats (Farrer, Gilmore, and Warringah) in New South Wales, and one seat (Mayo) in South Australia. In the upper house, the Senate, CCE contested in three states, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. CCE gained 9,988 votes or 0.08 percent of the national total in the Senate (between 0.10 percent and 0.13 percent in the three states contested). Results in the 4 lower house seats ranged from 0.46 percent to 1.30 percent. CCE preferenced the Liberal Party, ahead of the Labor Party and The Greens.
Of notability, despite the CCE favouring the coalition on economic issues, 56 percent of their preferences went to the Labor Party.
The CCE vote declined at the 2008 Mayo by-election from 1.3 percent, however there was a field of 11 candidates.
In 2009, CCE applied to the Australian Electoral Commission to change its name to "Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy Australia". The application was accepted by the AEC. The party was voluntarily deregistered in 2010 due to a lack of members, however it is working to re-register.
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