From its beginnings as a youth movement in the 1980s to the rise of the Coalition government, the Sunrise Movement (SM) has seen its membership swell to over 5 million people.
Now, with the election of the next prime minister, the SM has set about transforming the way Australians view the movement.
What is the SM?
The Sunrise movement began as a young party movement, with no leader or membership.
In 1988, a group of friends and fellow travellers formed the Sunbeam Party.
The party, which at the time was largely made up of a group known as the “Sisters”, decided that the Sunbeams would use the platform of the party’s headquarters to hold a series of informal meetings.
They met at the Sun Beam offices and began holding regular meetings.
After the Sun Beams disbanded, the SunBeams leadership decided to form the SM in 1988.
Today, the members of the SM are known as “the Sunrise Movement”.
The SunBeans leadership wanted to build a new generation of party activists, who were “a bit more like the Sun” and wanted to be “more like them”.
As the Sun, they were known as The Sunrise.
SM members were known to be a bit of a rebel: some were angry at the way the Sun were doing things, while others were tired of the way they were living their lives.
The SM was also a little more conservative, as the Sun would be using the SM as a conduit for the group’s political activities.
The Sunbeans had no formal political party structure.
They had an informal membership and were known for their strong support for the Prime Minister.
They also had a “birther” position, which claimed that President George Bush was a “Muslim”.
The movement’s leadership believed that if there was to be any hope for the Sun to win the election, it would have to make an effort to appeal to more moderate voters.
They believed that people were looking for “a little bit more of a change in politics”, and that “a change of political direction”.
They believed there were people out there who were looking to change their way of life, and they would be interested in being involved in the movement’s future.
This was the “sincerity of the movement”.
In an interview with the ABC in 2010, the group leader, Dr Tim Graham, said the Sun’s message was “the best in the world” and he believed that “the Sunbeers are the best thing that has ever happened to Australian politics”.
As he saw it, the message was: “If you are a Sun, you can be the next Prime Minister”.
In 1992, a newspaper in Melbourne, the Australian, published an article claiming that the group had been formed by a “radical religious group”.
The article caused the group to become the focus of intense media attention.
The story caused many members to lose their jobs and many other people in the SM to come out as LGBT, which led to the disbanding of the group.
In 1994, the Melbourne newspaper The Age ran a story about a group that claimed to have been formed in response to a meeting the Sun had organised.
The group was called the Sunbath Movement.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian reported on this group, which included a man who claimed to be the leader of the Sun.
The man, who was identified as “Mark”, told the Sun that he had “been secretly working for the government for 15 years”.
Mark claimed that he was “one of the founders” of the “Sunbeam Movement”.
In 1994 Mark founded the Sunrise Group, a non-political political party, to support the Prime Ministers agenda.
The Sunrise Group membership was not limited to young people.
Mark also founded a group called The Alliance for Democracy, which was dedicated to building a “democratic Australia”.
Mark told the ABC that his group was the first “political party” that he formed and was “in the midst of forming a political party to get out to the public”.
Mark said that his political group was a vehicle to get a “political message out there”.
In 1996, the Coalition Government introduced a number of laws to tackle the Sun and the Sun-Beams “radicalism”.
The legislation included an anti-discrimination law, which allowed businesses to refuse services to the Sun or the Sun‑Beams.
In 1997, the then Prime Minister, Paul Keating, introduced a law that prohibited anyone who had “a criminal record” from entering a building, including the Suns offices.
In 1998, Mark, who claimed that his father was a member of the Communist Party, and that he “had never been to a Communist Party meeting” and “did not know of any”, was charged with “attempting to commit a criminal offence”.
Mark was given a six-month jail sentence, but the judge later reduced the sentence to four months.
Mark, however, maintained that he never committed any criminal offence.
In 2002, the ABC ran a series