I am a First Nations activist, poet and playwright from the Kunja Clan of the Bidjara Peoples of south-west Queensland.
I have been an active unionist for more than 20 years and joined my first union as a high school student. I’ve held a number of elected delegate roles in the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) including as branch president at the University of New South Wales between 2006 and 2010 and on the union’s National Executive from 2010–12.
I am active in the refugee rights movement because I believe that the bipartisan policy of locking up refugees and asylum-seekers and turning back boats is cruel, illegal and must end. I am a long-time feminist campaigner because 40 years since the introduction of anti-discrimination laws, women are still fighting for equal pay, for lives free from violence and for the right to choose abortion.
I am a national co-convener of the Socialist Alliance.
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.