Kamala Emanuel is a women’s health doctor and a mother. She is a passionate feminist who campaigns for abortion rights and against violence against women. She has a strong interest in climate justice and helped draft the Socialist Alliance’s Climate Action Plan. She has been an active socialist for almost 25 years and in 2001 was a founding member of Socialist Alliance. She is a campaigner for refugee rights and against Islamophobia.

“I am running in this election because I think we need to tax the rich for real. We need funds for 100% renewable energy, public housing and other social services. The Bernie Sanders campaign in the US is a reminder that all around the world, in different ways, challenges are breaking out against the corporate 1% and we need to build our own people’s uprising against the billionaire class in this country.”

Our candidates
Ken Canning
Ken Canning

I am a First Nations activist, poet and playwright from the Kunja Clan of the Bidjara Peoples of south-west Queensland.

Susan Price
Susan Price

I have been an active unionist for more than 20 years and joined my first union as a high school student.

Sharlene Leroy-Dyer
Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

I am a descendant of the Guringai, Gadigal, Wiradjuri and Dharug peoples of NSW. I have a PhD in Management from the University of Newcastle where I am a full-time staff member.

Howard Byrnes
Howard Byrnes

I am a crane operator and I have worked in the building industry for three decades.

Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle

I have been a socialist activist since the early 1970s, after I radicalised around war, race and class issues after my family migrated to Australia from Malaysia.

Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins

I live and work as a nurse in Fremantle. I am actively involved in the campaign against the Perth Freight Link project and anti-racism campaigns.

Kamala Emanuel
Kamala Emanuel

Kamala Emanuel is a women’s health doctor and a mother. She is a passionate feminist who campaigns for abortion rights and against violence against women.

Zane Alcorn
Zane Alcorn

I am a construction worker and climate campaigner in the seat of Wills.

Séamus Doherty
Seamus Doherty

Séamus Doherty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia as a plumber in 1974.

Sue Bull
Sue Bull

As a health and safety trainer in the construction sector, I have seen enormous numbers of blue-collar and white-collar jobs destroyed in Geelong in the past 10 years.

Farida Iqbal
Farida Iqbal

Farida Iqbal is active in the campaign to save the Safe Schools program. She is an active campaigner for equal marriage rights and has been involved in the Queer movement since 2003.