I am a First Nations activist, poet and playwright from the Kunja Clan of the Bidjara Peoples of south-west Queensland.
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. I have had a long involvement with the Aboriginal rights movement, especially in the campaign against Aboriginal deaths in custody and the struggle for Aboriginal land rights. I have also been involved in many campaigns of international solidarity, workers’ rights, democratic rights and defence of the environment. I am still involved in building solidarity with the democracy struggle in Malaysia.
Movement activism led me to become a socialist and an organiser for system change. I was one of the founding national convenors of the Socialist Alliance and served a couple of terms in that role.
I am now a co-convenor of the Sydney branch of the Socialist Alliance and I write regularly for the newspaper Green Left Weekly.
I have been an active unionist for more than 20 years and joined my first union as a high school student.
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.
I am a crane operator and I have worked in the building industry for three decades.
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.
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 is a women’s health doctor and a mother. She is a passionate feminist who campaigns for abortion rights and against violence against women.
I am a construction worker and climate campaigner in the seat of Wills.
Séamus Doherty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia as a plumber in 1974.
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 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.