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The Federal Election Part 2: The Candidates

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*This article is part two of Glass’ election explainer. If you haven’t already, please visit part one here.

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Who’s running? 

The candidates who want to represent you differ depending on where you live. While everyone votes for their preferred Senators, only people in a given electorate can vote for that representative.

 

Find Out Who’s Running Where You Live:

This page will be updated as candidates continue to respond to Glass. Last updated, 09/05.

Queensland Senate Candidates (six positions available)

Six expiring seats currently held by:

  • The Liberal National Party (x3)
  • The Labour Party (x2)
  • One Nation (x1)

Queensland Senate Candidates

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
1.James MCGRATH
2.Matt CANAVAN
3.Amanda STOKER
LIBERAL NATIONAL
1.Murray WATT
2.Anthony CHISHOLM
3.Edwina ANDREW
LABOR
1.Penny ALLMAN-PAYNE
2.Anna SRI
3.Ben PENNINGS




GREENSALLMAN-PAYNE: I’m a public school teacher and unionist from Gladstone, and from my experiences living and working right across Queensland, I know that fully funding our schools and hospitals, ensuring all of us have a roof over our head and tackling climate change affects all of us. The Greens only need a 1.5% swing to kick out Pauline Hanson, keep out Clive Palmer, and elect me to fight for ordinary people instead of billionaires.

SRI: As a veterinarian and public health advocate, I'm passionate about the connections between human, animal and environmental health. We must protect wildlife and their habitats, enact strong, national laws to end animal cruelty, ban live export of animals, and end intensive factory farming - with a just transition for workers employed in those industries.

PENNINGS: I operate a family-owned Psychology practice in Brisbane, and it has broken my heart to turn people away during our mental health crisis, especially children and young people. I’m proud to be running for the Greens because we're the only party with a plan to ensure everyone can access mental healthcare when they need it, not just when they can afford it.
1.Clive PALMER
2.Martin BREWSTER
3.Desmond ADIDI
4.Jack MCCABE
UNITED AUSTRALIA
Pauline HANSONONE NATION
1.Campbell NEWMAN
2.Tegan GRAINGER
LIBERAL DEMOCRATSNEWMAN: The Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.

GRAINGER: As a mum of two young children, I am very concerned about the consequences the debt will have on my kids and future generations if the government continues with its current spending. This debt will inevitably hit our younger generation with higher taxes and higher cost of living. The reason I am running for the Liberal Democrats is because they stand for smaller government with limited spending which allows more money to end up in the pocket of the individual. The LibDems are fiscally responsible and will be calling for an immediate 10% cut to almost all government spending, excluding defence. We also plan to introduce a flat 20% tax rate and raise the tax-free threshold to $40,000 which will result in more money in the hands of students’ pockets. A vote The Liberal Democrats is a vote for more disposable income for young people through less taxes
1.Bess BRENNAN
2.Tracey STANLEY
THE NEW LIBERALSIf [we are] elected as a Senator[s] for Queensland, [we] will create a more liveable Queensland for youth and students by implementing (at a minimum); A Job Guarantee Scheme; with an increased minimum wage to a liveable wage of $53,476.80 per year, Reduced Cost of Housing; without reducing the equity that older Australians have in their homes and, Provide Free Tertiary Education; for at least undergraduate courses and first professional courses for Australian citizens and Permanent residents.
1.Mackenzie SEVERNS
2.Sue WEBER
ANIMAL JUSTICE
1.Brandon SELIC
2.Roger WHATLING
FUSIONFusion is a party determined to secure a safe climate and environment, a humanist society, and free culture, held together by science.
Living: we commit to bringing in a basic income of $500 a week and eliminating poverty traps for under-employed people. We also commit to measures that treat houses as homes, not investments.

Education: we commit to increasing funding and funding periods for research to minimise the need for focus on grant applications; and to ensure publicly funded research is open-access.

Climate: we will declare a climate emergency: net zero emissions in 10 years and net negative from there. Measures include an 800% renewables target and properly pricing carbon pollution.

Health: we'll put dental and mental health properly under Medicare, and treat drugs primarily as a health issue.
1.Lionel HENAWAY
2.Jenny-Lee CARR
INDIGENOUS-ABORIGINAL[The] Indigenous Party of Australia is probably the Party with the greatest focus on young. We want alternative education with no exams or tests and no compulsory homework, at the level of school education. Parents, grannies, animals will be welcome at [our] Indigenous-friendly schools. This type of education needs to be readily available and free. All education will be free and pricey private schools will have a big reduction in their govt funding. Entry to university courses or TAFE will not be based on qualification but on talent, interest and enthusiasm. All young people under 30 will have pre existing education debts cancelled. Climate change must be tackled now as the young will pay the price. We encourage the young to go on school strikes for action on Climate change.
1.Kerin PAYNE
2.Ken CARROLL
FEDERAL ICAC NOWFederal ICAC Now (FIN) is the anti-corruption party. A clean democracy is crucial if younger people are to have the opportunity to grow and thrive in a properly functioning society.
We have over three thousand members across the country ranging in age from 16 to 93, a lot of people are keen to see the elimination of corruption taken seriously.
1.Heston RUSSEL
2.Jay HANSEN
AUSTRALIAN VALUESRUSSEL: The Australian Values Party has sought to contact all major Australian Universities in order to hear directly from students of what are their key issues are and to work to develop actionable policies that address these directly. To date, the majority of universities have been resistant to allowing any access outside of major party preferences. The AVP will commit to developing a University Action Group, directly by AVP Leader & QLD Senate Candidate - Heston Russell, drawing actual student representatives into a combined effort to cut through the political and bureaucratic blocks preventing systemic & dynamic change, and directly informed by those to benefit.
Drew PAVLOUDEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE
1.Allona LAHN
2.Jasmine MELHOP
3.Peter LAMBETH
MEDICAL OPINIONS
1.Kamala EMANUEL
2.Renee LEE
SOCIALLIST ALLIANCE
Jason MILESGREAT AUSTRALIA
1.Jan PUKALLUS
2.Rod DOEL
CITIZENS
John WILLIAMSREASON

 

Blair

Currently held by: Labor

The Division of Blair consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Ipswich City Council
  • part of the Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • part of the Somerset Regional Council

Map of Blair

Candidates for Blair

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Shayne NEUMANNLABOR
Sam BIGGINSLIBERAL NATIONAL
Danielle MUTTONGREENSI believe Blair deserves a representative who will advocate fiercely for the community's best interest. I’ll be a strong voice against plans to build non-compliant Super Dumps and Waste to Energy Incinerators in our surrounding areas, and I will fight for a future where the economy serves the community and our environment is healthy and safe.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Michelle JAQUESLIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.
Quinton CUNNINGHAM
UNITED AUSTRALIA1) I am an army veteran and love Australia. I volunteered to serve this country to protect the freedoms I enjoyed as a child. Those freedoms are under attack slowly and I stand to serve the people again to ensure each individual as the right to live their life as they choose. Follow my Facebook, Quinton Cunningham UAP Blair. 2) I am 35 yrs old and understand the pressures facing my age group and I know it is harder for students entering the workforce. The cost of living increases and housing affordability is making it harder for us to live the life we want. United Australia Party will forgive all current student debt and make all study in Australia free, as it used to be. UAP has a plan to pay our national debt off in 15 yrs to ease cost of living rises and we plan to cap home loans at 3% for 5 yrs to prevent Aussies losing their homes as interest rates rise.
Angela
LOWERY
ANIMAL JUSTICE
Liz SUDUKONE NATIONI am pro choice and anti mandates - I believe that people should be able to decide, with coercion or pressure when in comes to bodily autonomy. I will be pushing for better mental health services to cope with the exploding numbers of those with anxiety, depression and more education on suicide awareness. I will be pushing to address the housing crisis and the high cost of living I will be working towards major tax reform - Australians are one of the highest taxed populations in the world. I will be keen to bring back critical thinking in our education system. Work towards stopping the exorbitant political spending and reducing red tape and making things even harder for small business. I will be pushing for more youth training and apprenticeships bonus scheme, that makes employing young people more attractive
Maria PITMANAUSTRALIAN VALUESAVP declined to provide a comment from their house candidates.

Bonner 

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Bonner consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Redland City Council

Map of Bonner

Candidates for Bonner

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Ross VASTALIBERAL NATIONAL
Tabatha YOUNGLABOR
Bernard LAKEYGREENSI am running for the Greens because I believe communities and businesses prosper in a fair and just society and our children deserve to have the same or better resources than our generation, not inherit a collapsing world through our failure to live sustainably. Making corporations and billionaires pay their fair share of tax to fund public education, housing and healthcare are strategic investments in our society with a return for all of us.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Serge DIKLITCHUNITED AUSTRALIANearly all current politicians work for themselves instead of community that elected them. Young people, first time voters, should go to the web site www.theyvoteforyou.org.au. I wish I knew about this site long ago, surely my voting would have been different

1. No loan payback till you find a job in an applicable field. That is, if one studied journalism, there will be no student loan repayment if job is at Bunnings driving forklift.

2. No expansion of roads for cars. More bike lanes and trees and traffic into tunnels

3. Veggie patch at schools so kids learn about - food, recycling, resources and climate

4. No pay based on gender/sex. Women equal pay to men - law

5. Manufacturing revival from superprofiteers voluntary sacrifice of $$$$ for share of profit - kind of like dragons den, but not for entertainer but for the future. Again, either that or pay higher tax.

Much more from me, but the gist is - kids are to be treasured and best thing to show them that is the legacy for happy future. Denmark down under.....
Amanda NEILONE NATIONI’m running as a Candidate is this election because I’m dissatisfied with the current representatives and the two major parties. I care about our Nation, our community and our generation both now and into the future. I believe we’ve been lied to and bullied, our freedoms have been stolen and we’re not being told the truth. One Nation is a voice of reason bringing honesty, accountability and transparency to government. The policies of One Nation are all about building a stronger more resilient Australia. Some of the issues One Nation will be fighting for include: Affordable Energy and Cost of Living, Australian Jobs and Infrastructure, Increase the National Apprenticeship Scheme, continue to advocate for Full-Time Employment and Jobs, Giving a voice to the people through Citizen Initiated Referenda, bringing an end to the Emergency Powers and Medical Apartheid associated with COVID 19.

 

Bowman 

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Bowman consists of:

  • part of the Redland City Council
  • part of the Brisbane City Council

Map of Bowman

Candidates for Bowman

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Henry PIKELIBERAL NATIONAL
Donisha DUFFLABOR
Ian MAZLINGREENSI’m tired of seeing big corporations, aided and abetted by the two major parties, ignoring the wishes and trampling the rights of Redlanders. The proposal to build 3,600 luxury apartments on internationally protected wetlands at Cleveland is a perfect example - as long as the major parties keep accepting political donations from property developers and the fossil fuel industry, they'll never be able to represent our community.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Mary-Jane STEVENSUNITED AUSTRALIAThe United Australia Party will forgive and remove all HECS debt and make higher education free for all, both university and TAFE.
The elephant in the room in Australian politics is our [national] debt which the three major parties are not addressing.

By increasing the export licence on our iron ore by 15%, the buyer pays off our debt and no Australian is hit with increased taxes.
UAP will offer a $30,000 tax deduction every year to boost the construction industry and make home ownership a reality for every Australian.

UAP will bring back $1 trillion in Australian superannuation and invest in Australia, for Australians.
We want to protect Human Rights and will introduce a Bill of Rights, to be used alongside our Constitution, to protect our freedom to choose - the right to move freely, the right to bodily autonomy, the right to religious worship and the right to free speech.

Part of this statement has been redacted after fact-checking.
Phil JOHNSONThe New LiberalsIf I am elected, I will create a more liveable Queensland for youth and students by implementing (at a minimum); A Job Guarantee Scheme; with an increased minimum wage to a liveable wage of $53,476.80 per year, Reduced Cost of Housing; without reducing the equity that older Australians have in their homes and, Provide Free Tertiary Education; for at least undergraduate courses and first professional courses for Australian citizens and Permanent residents.
Walter TODDONE NATION

 

Brisbane

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Brisbane consists of part of the Brisbane City Council

Map of Brisbane

Candidates for Brisbane

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Trevor EVANSLIBERAL NATIONAL
Madonna JARRETTLABOR
Stephen BATESGREENSThe political system has been rigged, but right now we have an opportunity to fix it. Brisbane is winnable for the Greens - if I win I’ll work hard to take on the vested interests that have captured the major parties, and fight for a fair economy and a safe climate.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Justin KNUDSONUNITED AUSTRALIA
Tiana KENNEDYANIMAL JUSTICE

 

Dickson 

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Dickson consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Map of Dickson

Candidates for Dickson

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Peter DUTTONLIBERAL NATIONAL
Ali FRANCELABOR
Vinnie BATTENGREENSI’m an environmental scientist, small business owner and disability advocate who some of you might remember from my time as QUT Guild President a few years ago. Having been born with a shorter left leg requiring multiple childhood surgeries, I understand the importance of public health and disability services, so if elected I’ll fight for truly universal public services including housing, healthcare and public education.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Alina WARDUNITED AUSTRALIAIn regards to issues facing young people and students, It is non-negotiable that young people have equal opportunities to work, study and live, free from discrimination and free from the financial barriers that hold so many back. Our party will address this by ending mandates, getting people back to work and the economy operating as normal. There are so many young people that have been displaced in the last three years and we have seen a mental health crisis like no other. It's time for people to regain freedom of body and freedom of choice. There can be no move forward until that is restored.
Tamera GIBSONONE NATION

 

Fadden

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Fadden consists of:

  • part of the Gold Coast City Council
  • part of the Redland City Council

Map of Fadden

Candidates for Fadden

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Stuart ROBERTLIBERAL NATIONAL
Letitia DEL FABBROLABOR
Sally SPAINGREENSI’m a former teacher with a long history campaigning to preserve Australia’s vanishing natural heritage and protect animal rights, including here on the Gold Coast Hinterland where I grew up. I believe it’s time to build our economy on long-term sustainability and science principles, not short-term self-interest and political point-scoring.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Stewart BROOKERINDEPENDANT
Alex FORBESLIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.
Nathan O'BRIENUNITED AUSTRALIA
Sandy ROACHONE NATION

 

Forde

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Forde consists of:

  • part of the Gold Coast City Council
  • part of the Logan City Council

Map of Forde

Candidates for Forde

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Bert VAN MANENLIBERAL NATIONAL
Rowan HOLZBERGERLABOR
Jordan HALLGREENSYoung people like me are worried about the future, and with good reason - successive Labor and Liberal governments have failed us on climate, made uni more expensive, and kept wages low and bills high. I’m a proud Western Wakka Wakka man who wants to fight for the world we’ll inherit, so that everybody gets a fair go and a decent life.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Seschelle MATTERSONONE NATION
Linda McCARTHYANIMAL JUSTICE
Samuel HOLLANDTHE NEW LIBERALSI believe in a future for Australian politics without corruption: It will be a hard-won fight to get there, but seeing as no one else (in politics, there are journalists like Jordan Shanks and Michael West) is putting in a good faith attempt to create that future; I decided to push for it myself.As a PhD student I feel strongly about these issues: Free, comprehensive, and better healthcare. Free and better education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary, further). Better economics based on MMT that will fund the Australia of tomorrow and create affordable housing. A goal for Net Zero by 2030, with an existing plan for Net Zero by 2035 if we miss*.* This sits in stark contrast to the coalition's goal for Net Zero by 2050, which is a plan to miss by as much as 25%.
Roxanne O'HALLORANUNITED AUSTRALIAI am not your typical path to politics candidate - I am an authentic representative wishing to be a voice for everyday Australians. I developed an interest in politics and became more aware of the agendas at play. Australia needs to prosper again. The Liberal - Labor coalition cycle we have been stuck in is failing Australia. For the first time in our lifetime, the United Australia party offers a viable alternative for the Australian people. Beyond our freedom and anti mandate policies the UAP has strong economic policies that will return and afford prosperity, opportunity, improved living standards and reduce the cost of living for all Australians.
The UAP will abolish and forgive all HECS debt and provide free tertiary education. Aussie home owners are facing an impending catastrophe of mortgage defaults with interest rate rises. Our 3% fixed home loans ‘Save your Home’ policy, is one example of how the UAP genuinely cares for the Australian people. The UAP believes all Australians should be able to own their own home and to help Autralian’s with home ownership affordability the UAP will make the first $30,000 of a mortgage tax deductible each year.
To further strengthen Australia’s assets and job creation the UAP will bring $1 trillion of Australian super home to invest here which will create jobs, infrastructure and secure and improve Australia’s assets. Neither the Liberal or Labor governments are addressing the $1 trillion debt. This debt affects all Australians as it will reduce services and infrastructure and increase taxes. The UAP will implement a 15% export license on our prized iron ore which will repay the national debt in 20 years.
I look forward to being the voice for so many who, like myself, feel the representation in Parliament is failing to deliver the best for our country and future generations. With many more practical policies to offer, Australia’s future is bright under a UAP government'.
Tobby SUTHERLANDLIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.

 

Griffith 

Currently held by: Labor

The Division of Griffith consists of part of the Brisbane City Council

Map of Griffith

Candidates for Griffith

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Terri BUTLERLABOR
Olivia ROBERTSLIBERAL NATIONALMy local plan for Griffith capitalises on our strong economic credentials, and is based around protecting and enhancing our local lifestyle. Whether it be through investment in roads, rail, and renewable energy technology, or further investment in the services all Australians rely on, the Morrison Government is delivering a stronger future.
This election provides a clear choice with real consequences for Australians, both nationally and locally in the electorate of Griffith. Australia's unemployment rate is down to 4% - the equal lowest level in nearly 50 years. This means university graduates can have better confidence in finding work and getting ahead. JobKeeper saved 700,000 jobs. Homebuilder helped more than 100,000 Australians into a home. Our economic plan is working and young Australians are better off for it.
Max CHANDLER-MATHERGREENSGriffith is the most winnable seat for the Greens in the country, and as it gets harder to tell Labor and the Liberals apart, now is the time to get voices in parliament who will fight for you. If I win I’ll push to cap rent increases, scrap all HECS debt and make uni/TAFE free, tackle climate change and bring dental and mental health into Medicare, funded by taxing billionaires.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Robert MCMULLAUNITED AUSTRALIA

 

Lilley 

Currently held by: Labor

The Division of Lilley consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Map of Lilley

Candidates for Lilley

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Anika WELLSLABORLabor is committed to genuine, ongoing and two-way engagement with young Australians, If elected, an Albanese Labor Government will introduce a new youth engagement model to provide a voice and structure for younger Australians to directly engage with government and contribute to policy development. Labor will also commit to a Minister for Youth and an Office for Youth to improve and facilitate a holistic response across portfolios on issues affecting young Australians.
Vivian LOBOLIBERAL NATIONAL
Melissa STEVENSGREENSWe can have a society that puts people before profits and ensures a healthy planet for future generations, but we need strong voices who’ll push for change. As a proud union member with a record of taking action on campaigns for workers' rights, social justice, cancer research and the climate crisis, I’d be that voice for all of us in Lilley.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Daniel FRESHWATERLIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.
Gerardine HOOGLANDUNITED AUSTRALIAThe UAP is committed to a 15% export licence on iron ore; bringing home from offshore $1 Trillion of super to be invested into Australia. Imagine what that would do for our health and education sectors, infrastructure and ultimately, our standard of living? Investment directly into the heart and soul of our nation.
We intend to restore our Constitution which is based upon the freedom to speak, think, associate and be free from fear. And we are committed to enacting a Bill of Rights.
The UAP has announced the abolition of HECS fees and will abolish and forgive student debt. Tertiary education will be free for every Australian student, as we consider the education of our young people an investment in our nation.
For anyone taking on a second job, there will be a reduced tax rate, a situation known all too well to students trying to work their way through university.
Part of this statement has been redacted after fact-checking.
Stephen McGRATHINFORMED MEDICAL OPINIONS
Michelle WILDEONE NATION

 

Longman

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Longman consists of:

  • part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • part of the Somerset Regional Council
  • part of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Map of Longman

Candidates for Longman

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Terry YOUNGLIBERAL NATIONAL
Rebecca FANNINGLABOR
Earl SNIJDERSGREENSI’m really passionate about the Greens’ policy to build more affordable housing, where rent is capped at 25% of income and tenants are given a lifetime right to their home. So long as the Liberal and Labor parties keep taking donations from the property, gambling and fossil fuel industries, I don’t think they can be trusted to tackle the climate or housing crises.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Jens LIPPONERLIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.
Stefanie SUTHERLANDUNITED AUSTRALIA
Ross TAYLORONE NATION
Paula GILBARDANIMAL JUSTICE

 

McPherson

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of McPherson consists of part of the Gold Coast City Council

Map of McPherson

Candidates for McPherson

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Karen ANDREWSLIBERAL NATIONAL
Carl UNGERERLABOR
Scott TURNERGREENSI believe politicians should work for the needs of the people, rather than for vested corporate interests which destroy our way of life. I’m passionate about ensuring access to affordable social housing for every Queenslander, preserving and increasing our public parks and green spaces and connecting our communities with fast, free public transport.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Glenn PYNELIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.
Joshua BERRIGANUNITED AUSTRALIAWe will be repaying the trillion dollar debt in 15 years by placing a tariff on countries that import Australian Iron Ore. This will lower the cost of living and will save this generation and future generations from this burden, which Liberal & Labour have no solution for (current repayment plan is over 250 years). We will ALSO bring 1 trillion dollars of Australian super that is invested oversees back ​to Australia, to invest into the Australian economy to raise our standard of living and create more jobs. Lowering the cost of living and creating jobs will enable young people to save money and purchase their own home.
Kevin HARGRAVESONE NATION
Andy CULLENAUSTRALIAN VALUESAVP declined to provide a comment from their house candidates.

 

Moncrieff

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Moncrieff consists of part of the Gold Coast City Council

Map of Moncrieff

Candidates for Moncrieff

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Angie BELLLIBERAL NATIONAL
Glen PALMERLABOR
April BROADBENTGREENSWhile Clive Palmer collects Gold Coast mansions, more and more hard-working people are struggling to keep their homes - it's time billionaires paid their fair share of tax. Your vote can help us get big money out of politics and claim back power for our communities.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Diane DEMETRELIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.
Diane HAPPUNITED AUSTRALIA
Leanne SCHULTZONE NATION

 

Moreton 

Currently held by: Labor

The Division of Moreton consists of part of the Brisbane City Council

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Candidates for Moreton

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Graham PERRETTLABOR
Steven HUANGLIBERAL NATIONALAfter 15 years with the same MP, Moreton needs a fresh voice. I am determined to be that person who will speak up and fight for the projects that have been neglected, such as the Coopers Plains rail level crossing - promised multiple times by the current MP and never delivered.
Although Moreton is one of Australia's most multicultural electorates, I am the first person of Chinese heritage to contest it for a major party. I believe I can bring a fresh perspective to some of the challenges facing the people of Moreton, as well as to some of Australia's international challenges.
I believe the most important issue for young people is the ability to get a start in the workforce. I'm very proud that my Coalition colleagues in Canberra have driven unemployment to a 50-year low by investing in the skills and infrastructure of our future economy, including our commitment to net zero by 2050. We are making Australia a top ten data and digital economy by 2030, and we're securing Australia’s manufacturing capability, unlocking a new generation of high-wage, high-skill, high tech jobs. We also want young people to spend more of their own money, which is why we have locked in additional tax cuts over coming years.
Lastly, we are helping young people get into their own homes - a dream might otherwise seem unachievable - by providing financial help for first home owners.
Claire GARTONGREENSAs a trans woman, I’m passionate about recognition and equity for anyone marginalised, from refugees seeking asylum from places of violence and fear and to people struggling to pay the rent or access quality healthcare. I believe we should ALL have the same opportunities and access to services, no matter our background or circumstances.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Chelsea FOLLETTUNITED AUSTRALIA

 

Oxley 

Currently held by: Labor

The Division of Oxley consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Ipswich City Council
  • part of the Logan City Council

Map of Oxley

Candidates for Oxley

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Milton DICKLABOR
Chris GREENLIBERAL NATIONAL
Asha WORSTELINGGREENSAs a young person trying to create a career for myself after I graduate, I am aware of the uncertainty we're all facing with a lack of job security, rising housing prices, the climate emergency and the growing gap between rich and poor. I am running for the Greens because we are committed to securing a sustainable and fair Australia for everyone.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Timothy COOMBESUNITED AUSTRALIAI'm standing for freedom and protecting our Australian values and way of life. It's time we form a new government that stands for the people. [National debt] will drive up the cost of living and burden our young people for future generations to come. United Australia Party is the only party with a real economic plan to eliminate the debt, and bring wealth back into this country, building a strong economy with more jobs, affordable housing, and lower cost of living. It's a win for the Australian people.
Part of this statement has been redacted after fact-checking.

 

Petrie 

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Petrie consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Map of Petrie

Candidates for Petrie

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Luke HOWARTHLIBERAL NATIONAL
Mick DENTONLABOR
Will SIMONGREENSI'm proud to call Moreton Bay home because of its beautiful natural environment and hard-working people, but right now the federal government works for the big oil, gas and coal lobbies instead of for the people. We need to clean up politics, starting by banning corporate donations to political parties and enacting a federal anti-corruption watchdog to hold the powerful to account.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Chris CICCHITTIANIMAL JUSTICE
Kelly GUENOUNUNITED AUSTRALIAThe United Australia Party will be abolishing all HECS/HELP fees and forgiving any current student debts. This means that all Australians can access higher education regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. We want the best and brightest Aussies attending our universities. We have committed $20 billion to education because a smart nation means a world competitive nation.
We are also committed to reducing the tax rate on people with more than one job. Often students are working two jobs or more to put themselves through Uni. Reducing the tax rate they pay means more money in their pocket at the end of each week.
Paying down our national debt and eliminating it by a iron ore export licence means that we have more money to spend on education, health and infrastructure to name a few. We have many more policies aimed at making this country better for all. Education is one of the keys to do so.

 

Rankin 

Currently held by: Labor

The Division of Rankin consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Logan City Council

Map of Rankin

Candidates for Rankin

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Jim CHALMERSLABOR
Paul DARWENLIBERAL NATIONAL
Niel COTTERGREENSMore than thirty years of neoliberalism under both Labor and the Liberals have undermined our democracy and the basic principle of fairness fundamental to the Australian character. We can achieve full employment, save our public education and public health services, and deal with climate change, but to do so we must rescue our democracy from corporate donations and make billionaires and big corporations pay their fair share of tax.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Jefferey CRANKUNITED AUSTRALIATo Return us to the Lucky Country, The United Australia Party will forgive HECS debts. We have allocated in our Budget a further 20 Billion dollars, to firm up the Educational system.

If you have completed your Undergraduate degree or are completing it, this makes it free to study for your masters as well. This investment in you the student, will further add to us becoming the Smart Country.

How will we pay for it?

By rescheduling our current National debt being paid down by a new 15% Iron ore export tax to other country's that must purchase our Iron ore for Steel.

This will allow us to fund this area properly and not be a burden to the student taxpayer by making them pay for the debt. We can also afford to reduce the tax rate on students who have a second job.

Reducing the amount you are taxed to create more disposable income for you. We Believe that a Uni student shouldn't be "poor and starving" to attain their future.
Glen COOKSONONE NATION
Suzanne CLARKEANIMAL JUSTICE

 

Ryan 

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Ryan consists of:

  • part of the Brisbane City Council
  • part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council

Map of Ryan

Candidates for Ryan

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Julian SIMMONDSLIBERAL NATIONAL
Peter COSSARLABORAnthony Albanese and Labor will build a better future so young people of today can grow up in a better world. We have a plan to increase the number of university places and deliver fee-free TAFE so you can develop the skills for the jobs of the future, as well as investing in renewable energy to prepare our country for the future.
Under the Morrison Government, young people have been denied the opportunity to make decisions that impact their lives and futures. Labor is committed to genuine, ongoing and two-way engagement with young Australians, and ensuring they have a voice in an Albanese Labor Government.
Elizabeth WATSON-BROWNGREENSAs an architect whose career has focused on sustainable design, urban resilience and social equity, I believe that providing well designed housing for all is absolutely central to a viable economy and equitable society. We already have a Greens State MP, Michael Berkman, on the west side, so we only need a small swing to win Ryan, secure the balance of power in Federal Parliament, and “design our future together” to really get things done.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Damian COORYLIBERAL DEMOCRATSThe Liberal Democrats are a libertarian party that believe in smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes and keeping debt under control.  However, when it comes to social issues we are progressive – our stance is essentially that people should be free to live their lives without having others tell them what to do.  Our take on the major issues facing young people at the current time would be – the cost of living and the cost of housing.  We advocate the immediate full & permanent removal of the fuel excise as a major tax cut delivering relief to those on lower incomes.  Our policy of lower taxes would also put more money in students pockets via the raising of the tax free threshold to $40,000 with a lower 20% personal income tax rate.  Housing affordability is a more difficult one, as policy changes take time to flow through but you can be assured that we have initiatives that will increase housing supply and put a lid on costs.
Janine REESAUSTRALIAN PROGRESSIVES
Kathryn POLLARDUNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY

 

Wright

Currently held by: Liberal National Party

The Division of Wright consists of:

  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • part of the Gold Coast City Council
  • part of the Ipswich City Council
  • part of the Logan City Council
  • part of the Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • part of the Southern Downs Regional Council

Map of Wright

Candidates for Wright

NAMEPARTYStatement to Glass:
Scott BUCHHOLZLIBERAL NATIONAL
Pam McCREADIELABOR
Nicole THOMPSONGREENSAs a nurse and a midwife it’s really important to me that everyone in our community can access quality, affordable healthcare without exception. I’m particularly passionate about women’s health and justice, including safe, accessible and affordable abortion services across Australia (particularly in rural and regional areas), funding to support Birthing on Country initiatives, and help for families experiencing stillbirth and miscarriage.
While both major parties support new coal, oil and gas, the Greens are the only party whose climate action policies are consistent with the science. We’ll fund reskilling and income support for coal workers as we transition to 100% publicly owned renewable energy by 2030, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in green manufacturing, renewables, reforestation & more.
We’ll also scrap the major parties’ unfair tax breaks that make it easier to buy your fifth home than your first, and build 1 million affordable homes across Australia over the next 20 years. We’ll cap rent increases and ban no grounds evictions to make renting more secure, fair and affordable.

We’ll scrap HECS debt and bring back free uni and TAFE, raise the rate of Youth Allowance and Austudy to $88 a day, and cover dental and mental health under Medicare. Our fully-costed plans are funded with a 6% tax on the wealth of billionaires and a tycoon tax on highly profitable multinational corporations like Apple.
Keith HICKSONE NATION
Cassandra DUFFILLAUSTRALIAN PROGRESSIVES
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Tom (he/him) is a Meanjin/Brisbane based writer and the Editor in Chief at Glass Media. He has a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts (Creative Writing) and is currently studying Communications (Journalism) at QUT.

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