I am a First Nations activist, poet and playwright from the Kunja Clan of the Bidjara Peoples of south-west Queensland.
I am a construction worker and climate campaigner in the seat of Wills. We need an “Arab Spring” of climate action, with people out in the streets making clear demands about what is needed — no new coal or gas, ban fracking and a rapid transition to 100% renewable energy.
The only way to address housing affordability is to massively increase the public housing stock. A people powered government could build passive solar, environmentally friendly public housing and apartments that are both affordable and a pleasure to live in.
I also believe we should have a treaty with the First Nations people. In 2010, I helped organise a bus trip to a summit against the Northern Territory Intervention in Alice Springs. Land rights and a treaty process are long-standing demands of Aboriginal activists and would enshrine in law the fact that this always has been and always will be Aboriginal land.
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.