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UPW 2018 Candidates


Morwell – Independent: Christine Sindt

Morwell – Independent: Christine Sindt

October 15, 2018

Labor-turned-independent candidate Dr Christine Sindt has strong views on jobs, education and energy policy.

Morwell – The sitting MP: Russell Northe

Morwell – The sitting MP: Russell Northe

October 15, 2018

Newly independent Russell Northe has been the MP for Morwell since 2006. He was re-elected in the 2010 and 2014 state elections, however his chances in 2018 are very uncertain.

Albert Park – Reason Party: Jarryd Bartle

Albert Park – Reason Party: Jarryd Bartle

October 15, 2018

Reason Party candidate Jarryd Barbell says he wants “to make the case for evidence based policy”.

Albert Park – Animal Justice Party: Tamasin Ramsay

Albert Park – Animal Justice Party: Tamasin Ramsay

October 15, 2018

Dr Tamasin Ramsay has been an actor on Neighbours, a paramedic, and has earned a PhD in medical anthropology – so why does she want to enter politics?

Albert Park – Greens: Ogy Simic

Albert Park – Greens: Ogy Simic

October 15, 2018

Ogy Simic said he “won the lottery” when he was granted a humanitarian visa to Australia as a refugee at the age of 11, an experience which would shape his involvement in politics.

Albert Park – Labor: Martin Foley

Albert Park – Labor: Martin Foley

October 15, 2018

Martin Foley has represented Albert Part for almost a decade. He names education, the development of Fishermans Bend and public transport as the big issues.

Northcote – Save the Planet Party: Bryony Edwards

Northcote – Save the Planet Party: Bryony Edwards

October 15, 2018

To Bryony Edwards, candidate for the Save the Planet Party, changing the system is more important than winning votes.

Malvern – Greens: Polly Morgan

Malvern – Greens: Polly Morgan

October 15, 2018

First time candidate Polly Morgan is critical of ageing transport, unaffordable housing and the loss of natural areas in the electorate.

Malvern – Liberals: Michael O’Brien

Malvern – Liberals: Michael O’Brien

October 15, 2018

Michael O'Brien hopes to continue his rise in the Liberal ranks with a win in Malvern.

Morwell – Independent: Ray Burgess

Morwell – Independent: Ray Burgess

October 14, 2018

Morwell newsagent Ray Burgess backs the construction of another power station in the Latrobe Valley to "align" what he calls the region's psychology with its history.

Tarneit – Independent: Arnav Sati

Tarneit – Independent: Arnav Sati

October 12, 2018

Arnav Sati is a self confessed "Westy"and very proud of it.

Tarneit – Greens: Beck Sheffield-Brotherton

Tarneit – Greens: Beck Sheffield-Brotherton

October 12, 2018

Greens candidate for disgraced MP Telmo Languiller’s seat to present a “credible alternative”, but knows she’ll lose.

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UPW 2018 Candidates