Federal Election

Federal election, date to be confirmed

Our endorsed candidates will be listed in order of their state and electorate as soon as they are announced.

To help these women get elected, click on the name to select a candidate and use the link to donate to their campaign and to volunteer .

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

Australian Capital Territory

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New South Wales

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Northern Territory

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Queensland

Donisha Duff for Bowman

Madonna Jarrett for Brisbane

Ali France for Dickson

Gen Allpass for Groom

Elida Faith for Leichhardt

 

 

Donisha Duff for Bowman

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“I am the first in my family to achieve many milestones. While my parents and grandparents have been historically denied many rights and opportunities, as a First Nations person and a woman, I am fighting for equity. It is an enormous privilege to be a candidate for Federal parliament. We need to see and hear from women in positions of leadership and government. We need to see more diversity. Only then will we see real change.”

Donisha is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman, who has been a Bowman local for over 30 years. She is a respected community leader, serving as a board member of the Metro South Hospital & Health Service and holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship at Edith Cowan University. Donna possesses a BA (Hons), MBA and was a Churchill Fellow (2015). She has over 20 years of experience in health policy, planning and management. Donisha is currently the Chief Operations Officer at the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) in Brisbane.

In addition to these roles, she volunteers as Chair of Stars Foundation Ltd, a not-for-profit national organisation delivering school-based engagement programs for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.

Donisha is running to give the people of Bowman the right representation they deserve – a female one!

Donisha is being mentored by Claire Moore, Former Senator

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Madonna Jarrett for Brisbane

Madonna Jarrett is Labor’s candidate for Brisbane.

Madonna Jarrett is Labor’s candidate for Brisbane. She was born and raised in Paddington and is a local and working mum. She grew up in a small workers cottage with 7 siblings, and started her career working in hospitals. She moved into the public sector to support the Goss Labor Government and is now a business professional with decades of private sector experience.

She knows that policy choices impact people’s livelihoods. Her family relied on award wages and penalty rates to get food on the table; Medicare for the stitches and plaster casts; and a pension so her grandparents could live in dignity into old age. In the workplace she has advocated for inclusion especially for women and youth, including being a mentor as well as lending her voice to policy forums; all in an effort to build a better future.

Like many of us, Madonna sees a better future which is why she will stand-up for secure jobs with a focus on sustainable industries, affordable education and a well-funded services that protect our most vulnerable in hospitals, aged care and the NDIS systems.
After working overseas, Madonna and her husband John returned home to spend more time with their elderly parents. She knows the importance of protecting the dignity of our senior citizens which is why she will fight to fix our broken aged-care system and for secure superannuation.

Madonna knows we need a change in culture in Canberra - not just more of the same from the Morrison LNP government. She wants more leaders in Canberra who care about women; who are prepared to put women at the centre of decision making and move them to the front of the room. She will be a strong voice for change in Canberra.

"Under the cover of the Victorian COVID-19 outbreak, Scott Morrison and the LNP have snuck out almost 1,000 changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule. These changes will radically increase the cost of hundreds of orthopaedic, cardiac and general surgery items. You will be paying more - if you can afford it - to fix your arthritic hip or to be able to breathe more easily."

Madonna is being mentored by Janice Munt, Former Victorian MLA

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Ali France for Dickson

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Ali is passionate about her local community, local businesses and ensuring that the people of Dickson emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic in a better place.
Ali has lived on the Northside for thirteen years and is a mum of two teenage boys. She understands the financial pressures of raising a family and that is why she has continuously campaigned for policies that support good secure jobs and cheaper childcare for all families.

Ali is an amputee and disability advocate, and will continue to fight against the Morrison government’s proposed changes to the NDIS and push loudly for the rights of disabled people.

Ali has worked in the private, public and charity sectors as a journalist and communications manager. She knows the struggle of trying to get back to work following an injury and illness. Ali spent many years in and out of hospital after a traumatic accident in 2011 and will always stand up for our public hospital system and our front line workers.

Ali understands many of the issues impacting her community because she has lived them and is on the ground talking and listening to locals at every opportunity

Ali is being mentored by Lisa Chesters, Federal Member for Bendigo

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Gen Allpass for Groom

Gen Allpass for Groom

Gen Allpass is a genuine member of the Groom community. She went to school, and works in Groom. Her children were born, raised and go to school Groom and her extended family live locally. Gen is truly invested in the area.

She has a proven record of hard work and advocacy across the region. Gen is a passionate local women’s advocate and the founder of an award winning volunteer based not for profit organisation. In 2018, Gen won the Social Justice Award for her work, standing up for at risk, marginalised members of our community.

Gen is particularly passionate about better and more affordable public housing, secure employment with a decent and livable wage as well as bringing back local manufacturing opportunities.

Gen is looking forward to representing Groom with honesty, integrity and accountability.

Gen is being mentored by Liz Pommer, former Queensland candidate

 

 

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Elida Faith for Leichhardt

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Having been a Centrelink worker for 12 years and a single mother, Elida Faith knows locals are struggling. She understands, it's a struggle they shouldn't be facing. She believes this LNP Government have had 8 years, and in the case of the current LNP Federal Member for Leichhardt 25 years, to help the Leichhardt community.

People are still facing sky-high insurance costs, a housing crisis and an economy leaving hard working Australians behind. While the LNP might try and blame the pandemic for these struggles the fact is these struggles aren't new and have been making life hard for Far North Queenslanders much longer than the pandemic!

As a Cairns local of 21 years and a passionate union organiser of our dedicated Centrelink, Border force and other Federal employees Elida knows what her community needs and deserves from the Federal Government. The people of Far North Queensland need affordable housing, reasonably priced childcare, and secure jobs.

Importantly the people of Far North Queensland, and of Leichhardt need someone with the energy and ability to deliver for their community.

Elida is being mentored by Lesley Clark, former QLD MLA

 

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Tasmania

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Victoria

Endorsed candidates are listed as soon as they announced.

Carina Garland for Chisholm

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah for Higgins

 

 

Carina Garland for Chisholm

Carina Garland for Chisholm

Carina has the experience, passion and intellect to give the residents of Chisholm the strong local voice they deserve.

Carina is a local who loves her community. She grew up in the multicultural south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne where she still lives, her father a doctor and her mother originally a nurse.

With Italian heritage, Carina understands the opportunity Australia has offered migrants who want to build secure lives for themselves and their families.

Carina understands the transformative power of Labor governments. Under the Whitlam Government, her grandfather trained as a teacher at Burwood Teachers College before going on to become a senior teacher at Emmaus College. This laid a path for future generations to pursue the lives they chose.

Carina was educated at Monash University, graduated with an Honours degree in English Literature before winning a scholarship to undertake a PhD at the University of Sydney, where she worked as an academic.

Carina has dedicated her professional life advocating to make the working lives of Victorians better, safer, and more secure. She has seen first-hand the impact that flat wages and insecure work has on families as well as on the local economy and has led the fight to secure better jobs for our community.

Carina wants to see a stronger, fairer future where there are secure jobs you can raise families on, more affordable childcare, protecting Medicare and keeping our healthcare system strong, and more investment in renewables.

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Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah for Higgins

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah for Higgins.

From humble beginnings, Michelle’s parents migrated to Australia in search of a better life for their children. Michelle understands the powerful role that education and hard work can play in changing lives. Her parents bent the arc of their lives through education. And it was through her own drive and work ethic that Michelle is now one of Australia’s leading experts in infectious diseases.

At a major Melbourne Hospital, Michelle leads a team of frontline healthcare professionals. As COVID-19 struck, they faced unprecedented challenges and risks. With nurses and doctors terrified by the tragic scenes of COVID-19 in hospitals overseas, Michelle co-founded Health Care Workers Australia. Together with hundreds of frontline healthcare professionals, Michelle led the fight to better our pandemic response.

Michelle believes that now is the time for science, not spin. For unity, not division.

With our country facing unprecedented social, economic and environmental challenges, and this pandemic exposing the Morrison Government’s ineptitude, Michelle has decided to do something about it.

As your Labor Member for Higgins, Michelle will put thoughtful leadership, and scientific expertise back at the centre of government.

 

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Western Australia

Endorsed candidates are listed as soon as they announced.

Tania Lawrence for Hasluck

Tracey Roberts for Pearce

Zaneta Mascarenhas for Swan

Tania Lawrence for Hasluck

Tania Lawrence for Hasluck

Tania Lawrence and her husband live locally in Mundaring so she understands the challenges facing our fast-growing region: the need for better roads, access to quality healthcare and protecting the pristine hills environment from the ever increasing risk of a drying climate.

She has held senior positions in both the private sector and government, and now has her own small business (a distillery!). This experience in policy setting, governance and regulation, international business development and negotiation will make her an ideal representative in Parliament.

Tania is particularly passionate about creating opportunities for local jobs growth and balancing this with protecting our environment and community.

 

Tania is being mentored by Hannah Beazley, WA MLA for Victoria Park

 

 

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Tracey Roberts for Pearce

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Since being elected to Council in 2003, Tracey has been a local champion for almost 20 years. She sits on a number of school boards and is patron and committee member of dozens of community organisations.

Tracey is a strong advocate for Western Australia as President of the Western Australian Local Government Association and Vice President of the Australian Local Government Association. In the mid-1980’s, Tracey emigrated to Australia with her husband David, who passed away in 1995 after a long battle with cancer. Their son Lee was only four years old.

Tracey remarried and had a second son, Matthew with her husband Pete.

In 2008, Tracey was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was the Wanneroo community who got her through these challenging times, and that support has driven her to give back.

Tracey has a proven track record of delivering for the City of Wanneroo, and has worked side by side with Premier Mark McGowan to deliver key infrastructure projects for Perth’s northern suburbs. In 2020, Tracey was appointed by the State Government to the State Recovery Advisory Group to drive the economic recovery from COVID-19.

Voters in Pearce have not forgotten that Scott Morrison and Christian Porter attacked Mark McGowan and sided with Clive Palmer to open our borders at the height of the pandemic.

Tracey will be a part of an Albanese Labor Government that will work with Mark McGowan - not against him - to stand up for WA.

Tracey is being mentored by Janine Freeman, Former WA MLA

 

 

 

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Zaneta Mascarenhas for Swan

Zaneta Mascarenhas for Swan

Zaneta Mascarenhas was born in Kalgoorlie and grew up in Kambalda - a nickel mining town where her dad was a fitter and mum the kindy cleaner.

Her first job, was on the checkout at Woolies. When Zaneta's supervisor bullied her to tears in front of customers, she saw what it meant to be part of a union. The union stepped in to help, they listened and made her supervisor apologise.

Zaneta moved to Perth to study science and engineering at Curtin University, later serving as Curtin Student Guild President and NUS West President, leading the fight to stop the Liberals destroying student unions and putting up uni fees.

In her 15 year career as an engineer, she has worked in dozens of sites across regional WA and Victoria, often as one of a handful of women in predominantly male worksites.

For the last 10 years Zaneta has used her skills to help mining companies develop policies and practices to address climate change. As an engineer and a scientist, she understands that leadership in the area of climate change policy is urgently needed. Only Labor can deliver that policy, along with a process based on fairness and equity to enable industries and workers to make a just transition to a low carbon economy.

For the last 8 years, Zaneta and her husband have lived in East Victoria Park, where they are raising two children, Lincoln and Felicity. 

Zaneta is on your side, fighting passionately for families like yours in Swan. If elected she will work tirelessly with you for a strong and fair society

Zaneta is being mentored by Senator Louise Pratt

 

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