I am a First Nations activist, poet and playwright from the Kunja Clan of the Bidjara Peoples of south-west Queensland. I’ve worked for many years in Aboriginal education and was a founder of the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning. I now work in prisoner rehabilitation and I am a member of the Australian Services Union.

I’ve joined this election campaign to build a people’s movement to free all our communities from the tyranny of the old big parties which have been bought out by the rich and the multinational corporations. Our future is grim if the big corporations and their parties continue to rule the world. Lots of people are beginning to realise this — just look at the Bernie Sanders campaign in the US. People have had enough of corporate greed and the endless war, oppression and environmental destruction this has been inflicted on the world.

We need real change, and we need it real soon.

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.