Our Candidates

Upcoming elections: 

South Australian State Election on Saturday 17th March 2018

Batman federal by-election on Saturday 17th March 2018

Victorian State Election on Saturday 24th November 2018


Batman federal by-election 2018 candidate

Ged Kearney, Batman

Ged Kearney is the candidate for the federal Batman by-election on Saturday 17th March 2018. Ged has had a long career supporting women, first as a Nurse, then as a secretary of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and most recently as the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. She is an outstanding advocate for equity, choice and fairness and if successful we can't wait to see her join the ranks of ELA MPs in parliament.

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South Australian state election 2018 candidates

Susan Close, Port Adelaide

Susan Close is the current Member for Port Adelaide and was elected on the 11th of February 2012. Susan serves as the Minister for Education and Child Development and Minister for Higher Education and Skills. She has lived locally on the LeFevre Peninsula for over ten years with Declan and her two children and is passionate about representing the people in their community. Before entering Parliament, Susan was a senior manager in the Environment Department. She has also previously worked at Adelaide University running student services and believes education is one of the best ways to transform people’s lives and give children the future they deserve. Susan has a long history of advocating for and supporting her local community.

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Nat Cook, Hurtle Vale

Nat Cook is the current Member for Fisher and candidate for Hurtle Vale, and was elected in December 2014. Nat grew up in the southern suburbs and has lived in the same home in Woodcroft, which lies in the seat of Fisher, for the past 25 years. She is an active community member and is committed to supporting policy and strategies which support the positive connection between health, education, community connectedness, safety and well being. 

Nat, and husband Neil Davis, founded the Sammy D Foundation, which was established in 2008 after their son Sam died as a result of a violent and unprovoked one punch assault. Nat worked as a nurse for 28 years including as an After-hours Nursing Co-ordinator, retrieval nurse, intensive care nurse, rehabilitation and general Registered Nurse. She is also a foster carer. Nat and Neil’s family includes Sheree 32, Ty 16 Sid 5 and Sam would have been 27.

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Julie Duncan, King

Julie Duncan is the Labor candidate for King (formerly Napier). Julie is the youngest child in a family of six and is now married with two children. She started her first job at the age of 16 in administration. Following the birth of her first child she returned to study and completed her secondary and tertiary education. Through her own experiences as a single mother balancing work and study, struggling to make the weekly rent payments and keep a car on the road. Julie understands how fragile ones economic circumstances can be and the importance of having a strong community safety net. After starting work in the community housing sector, Julie was awarded a scholarship to undertake post graduate study in housing and policy management. She later secured employment managing supported housing and served as Chair of the Council to Homeless Persons SA. Since 2013, Julie has worked in the community sector including her current role as State Manager of Housing Choices Australia Group. This has allowed her to continue her focus on her passion for creating affordable housing opportunities and supporting people out of homelessness or insecure housing into long term housing. 

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Katrine Hildyard, Reynell

Katrine Hildyard is the current member for Reynell. In September 2017 she was appointed a Minister and serves as the Minister for Disabilities and Minister Assisting the Minister for Recreation and Sport. Growing up in a single parent family, in the south western suburbs of Adelaide, Katrine understands the values of being part of a caring community and supporting and working with others to make a difference. She is passionate about achieving fairness and opportunity for everyone and believes that sustainable communities are strong, fair and inclusive. Katrine has fought to better the lives of South Australians for most of her working life. During her time as Secretary of the Australian Services Union, for South Australia and the Northern Territory, Katrine engaged with employers and workers in a range of industries including community services, local government, energy, finance, airlines, information technology and the legal industry to strive for equity and a fair go in the workplace and for strong and sustainable industries for the future. Katrine is also proud of having been the Chief Executive Officer of Together SA – a community organisation that seeks to engage the community and all stakeholders to collectively achieve solutions to complex social issues the community wants to resolve. Community engagement for Katrine includes being a member of the Christies Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and the Morphett Vale and Districts RSL, volunteering at, Fred’s Van at Christie Downs, Meals on Wheels, and the YWCA. She is also a Director of the Southern Football League, an Ambassador for Welcome to Australia and the Patron of “Surf Sisters” with Surf lifesaving SA.

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Angela Vaughan, Colton

Angela Vaughan is the Labor candidate for Colton. Angela has lived in the western suburbs all of her life and has been in her Henley Beach home for the past 25 years. For Angela, everything comes back to education. Angela believes that education opens the door to social and economic opportunities and community prosperity. As a teacher, and a parent of young adults, Angela wants to work with the community to ensure that we embrace the opportunities of the future. Angela has worked as an educator for over 30 years, most recently at Lockleys Primary School. Angela is an advocate for gender equality and heavily involved in women’s groups. Angela’s family include her husband Robert who works at Valley View Secondary School, her children Liliana, 24, Gianni, 22, and Joseph 20 and their dog Bindy.

Angela is being mentored by Janice Munt, former Victorian state MP for Mordialloc. 

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Irene Pnevmatikos

Irene Pnevmatikos is a Labor candidate for the SA Legislative Council. Irene is the daughter and wife of working class migrants who came to this country seeking democracy and economic fairness. Through her work as a lawyer and in community advocacy, she has demonstrated commitment to standing up on behalf of workers and progressive causes. She has spent 35 years working to improve the representation of women from non-English speaking backgrounds in the community, workplace and government and will be a strong voice in the SA Legislative Council.

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Donate directly to each candidate for the 2018 South Australian State Election