Federal Election

Federal Election 2022: Northern Beaches

Meet The Candidates

Looking to find out who won?  Check out our detailed article here. 

 

Northern Beaches residents will be electing a new federal representative in the upcoming election on 21 May, 2022. The Northern Beaches is divided into two electorates – Warringah to the South and Mackellar to the North.  

All the information you need about which electorate you are in and where to vote is available here. 

Below are the candidates for Warringah in the order they will appear on the ballot paper. Information on Mackellar candidates follows.

Warringah

  • Political Party: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

I am wholly and solely focused on Warringah and the issues that matter.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

My wife and I live in Queenscliff with our 7-month-old daughter. We are excited to raise a family here as it is the most beautiful area, in the best city, in the greatest country of the world. For 10 years I’ve been an engineering surveyor for a local company.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

My policies are directly targeted for Warringah, unlike the Majors and our incumbent. Congestion must be addressed; our infrastructure has been neglected. I will secure Federal funding for an alternate route to the Spit Bridge. I will ease housing affordability by banning foreign ownership of residential property. I will make Australia energy independent. I will block Federal funding to State Governments if they allow indoctrination in our schools. I will defund the ABC and redirect the $1.4billion it receives each year into reforming aged care. I will end vaccine mandates and call for a Royal Commission into the pandemic management.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Congestion
    Housing affordability
    Making Australia energy independent
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    Andrew Robertson – because he is also willing to stand up for his family.
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?

Official: www.facebook.com/StevenTripp.PHON
Supporters Page: www.warringahonenation.com.au

  • Political Party: Independent
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

For the past three years I’ve been working passionately to represent Warringah in parliament and put forward sensible solutions to today’s challenges – from COVID to climate.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

I’m a local, Olympic medallist and a former barrister. I was born in Manly, studied at Queenwood in Mosman, raised my kids here, and have deep connections to the community. My father Jack Steggall, long time solicitor in Manly, played Rugby for Northern Suburbs, Manly Rugby Club and Manly Lifesavers. I love this community and I’m enthusiastic about continuing my work as your ‘champion for change’ in Warringah.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

Since becoming the Member for Warringah in 2019, I have been focussed on representing your views in Parliament and being a voice for better governance and integrity, equity and protection of our environment. I am passionate about climate solutions and innovation to future-proof our economy. I work hard to support equal and respectful communities and restore trust in government through integrity and accountability in politics. As an independent, your views and values are my only priority.

We need MPs who are focussed on collaboration, listening to the experts, doing the right thing by Australia. This takes integrity, political courage and community support. I have demonstrated conviction by introducing the climate change bill, seconding the federal ICAC bill, helping over 300 people return from overseas and advocating for support for local businesses and so much more.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Stronger action on climate
    A Federal integrity commission with teeth
    Fiscal discipline with taxpayer money
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?

I'm determined to continue the great work my team and I are doing for the community, so I can't entertain the thought!

  • Political Party: United Australia Party

Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

Australians need a Bill of Rights to ensure that their fundamental rights are protected from Government overreach and incompetence, I am running to ensure that a Bill of Rights is enacted to protect the rights of all Australian citizens.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

I live in Brookvale with my wife and two children, and I work as a lawyer between my firm’s offices in Balgowlah and North Sydney. My wife and I are also heavily involved with a number of community groups based on the Northern Beaches, most importantly with our local Church.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

I am the only candidate running that has economic policies that can address the issues facing voters in Warringah. The United Australia Party promise to:

pay off the $1.2 trillion of Federal Debt by imposing an Export Licence on Iron Ore exports;
Cap owner-occupied interest rates at 3% for 5 years;
Make the first $30,000.00 paid towards a home loan each year tax deductible;
Waive all current HECS debt and make University free for Australians; and
Abolish Fringe Benefit Tax.

Additionally vaccine mandates will be scrapped permanently, and a Bill of Rights will be instituted.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Bill of Rights
    Economic Growth
    Housing Security & Affordability
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?

Steven Tripp from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. As far as I can tell Mr Tripp is the only other candidate that is genuinely concerned with the protection of the rights of Australian citizens.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?

More policies will be posted shortly, however, please see the current policies published by the United Australia Party at https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/national_policy/

  • Political Party: The Greens
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: I am passionate about fighting for our environment and a just society.
    Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words: I live in Freshwater with my husband and son. I am an environment and planning lawyer by background, currently serving as a councillor on Northern Beaches Council while studying for a PhD in environmental regulation. My favourite part of living in Warringah is being amongst nature and wildlife.
  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):  The Greens will always put the interests of the environment and community first, rather than vested interests or lobbyists. If we achieve balance of power in the House or Senate, we would:
     -  push for ambitious action on climate change, including phasing out fossil fuels, and transitioning our economy to being a renewable energy superpower.
     -  overhaul our environmental laws to protect nature
     -  fight for an equitable society where everyone can live a prosperous and healthy life, including by ensuring our public schools, public healthcare system, aged and disability care receive proper funding
     -  fight for our democracy through a Federal ICAC.
  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Climate change
    Housing affordability
    Better healthcare
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat? Zali Steggall, Labor, or Animal Justice. Voters must ensure they number every box to make their vote count.
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? The Greens Federal Election policy platform is at www.greens.org.au. The Manly Greens also have a website with local information such as our local priorities at www.manlygreens.org.au
  • Political Party: Liberal Party
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: Giving the Warringah community a voice in Government
  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words: Hardworking, professional mum of three busy girls who has lived in Manly Vale for over a decade with her local tradie partner, a Chihuahua and a moggie.
  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):  I will give our community an advocate in Government who will fight to protect our unique lifestyle and environment and deliver the support, jobs and services for our community.
  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    ·      Economic policies that support our local businesses, continue to protect Australia from external financial shocks, enhance our productivity, and boost sustainable wage growth and higher living standards for ordinary Australians.
    ·      Ensuring that we protect our local natural resources and maintain our unique character.
    ·      Fighting to maintain affordable and quality local services such as health, education and childcare.
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat? I am campaigning for people to give the Liberal Party their vote, because that is the only way our community will have a representative in Government.
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? https://www.liberal.org.au/member/katherine-deves
  • Political Party: Australian Labor Party

Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

Warringah deserves a competent, caring, fiscally responsible government with integrity — and Labor will deliver.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

I am a 30 year old lawyer who has lived on the lower north shore since moving to Sydney 5 years ago. I love to walk my two greyhounds along our beautiful harbour routes; go swimming at Balmoral beach and Freshwater beach; and enjoy the cultural and culinary vibrancy of our area.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

I am passionate about good governance and good policy. When it comes to the issues our community is passionate about, whether it be climate change; integrity in politics; or economic management, only Labor can and will deliver meaningful outcomes for the people of Warringah.

The Liberal-National economic record is that of record levels of debt (before COVID-19); stagnant wages; skyrocketing inflation; brutal cost of living pressures; and home loan rate rises on the horizon. The people of Warringah are under pressure, and we deserve a fiscally responsible government who invests in our future; not just in their own re-election prospects.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Ending the climate wars through our Powering Australia plan
    Bringing the Care back to Aged Care, Childcare and Healthcare
    Integrity and Accountability back into federal politics, through the establishment of a National Anti-Corruption Commission; and ending the rorts, waste and self-serving fiscal irresponsibility of the Morrison-Joyce government.
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?

Zali Steggall

  • Political Party: Animal Justice Party

Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: I am committed to giving a voice to both animals and the environment in parliament.

Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words I am a mother of three and my children have all loved growing up here. I have worked in the healthcare sector for over 35 years as a Registered Midwife/ Nurse, I also have worked in Mental Health.

I was a volunteer cub scout leader for several years when my children were younger and I presently volunteer rescuing native animals for a local wildlife group.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):  I want to see a kinder society, where we place a higher value on animals and nature. Our natural world is in crisis and we need to declare a climate emergency. The AJP is the only party that takes a stand against all causes of climate change. I am against the inherent cruelty to animals in the agriculture sector and I am advocating for higher welfare laws. We also must urgently act now to save our native wildlife, our national icon the koala could be extinct by 2050. Prior to habitat loss, koalas lived on the northern beaches.Animals and nature need a voice in Federal Government.
  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:

-Declare a climate emergency
-Protecting Australian native icons ( the koala is on track for extinction by 2050)
-Ban Live Export

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat? Zali Stegall , as she has campaigned against offshore drilling for oil and gas and she supports honesty in politics 
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? Readers can find out more about our policies at; animaljusticeparty.org and take a look at Kate Paterson Animal Justice Party Candidate for Warringah on Facebook and kate.paterson.ajp on Instagram
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Steven Tripp
  • Political Party: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

I am wholly and solely focused on Warringah and the issues that matter.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

My wife and I live in Queenscliff with our 7-month-old daughter. We are excited to raise a family here as it is the most beautiful area, in the best city, in the greatest country of the world. For 10 years I’ve been an engineering surveyor for a local company.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

My policies are directly targeted for Warringah, unlike the Majors and our incumbent. Congestion must be addressed; our infrastructure has been neglected. I will secure Federal funding for an alternate route to the Spit Bridge. I will ease housing affordability by banning foreign ownership of residential property. I will make Australia energy independent. I will block Federal funding to State Governments if they allow indoctrination in our schools. I will defund the ABC and redirect the $1.4billion it receives each year into reforming aged care. I will end vaccine mandates and call for a Royal Commission into the pandemic management.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Congestion
    Housing affordability
    Making Australia energy independent
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    Andrew Robertson – because he is also willing to stand up for his family.
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?

Official: www.facebook.com/StevenTripp.PHON
Supporters Page: www.warringahonenation.com.au

Steven Tripp

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Zali Steggall
  • Political Party: Independent
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

For the past three years I’ve been working passionately to represent Warringah in parliament and put forward sensible solutions to today’s challenges – from COVID to climate.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

I’m a local, Olympic medallist and a former barrister. I was born in Manly, studied at Queenswood in Mosman, raised my kids here, and have deep connections to the community. My father Jack Steggall, long time solicitor in Manly, played Rugby for Northern Suburbs, Manly Rugby Club and Manly Lifesavers. I love this community and I’m enthusiastic about continuing my work as your ‘champion for change’ in Warringah.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

Since becoming the Member for Warringah in 2019, I have been focussed on representing your views in Parliament and being a voice for better governance and integrity, equity and protection of our environment. I am passionate about climate solutions and innovation to future-proof our economy. I work hard to support equal and respectful communities and restore trust in government through integrity and accountability in politics. As an independent, your views and values are my only priority.

We need MPs who are focussed on collaboration, listening to the experts, doing the right thing by Australia. This takes integrity, political courage and community support. I have demonstrated conviction by introducing the climate change bill, seconding the federal ICAC bill, helping over 300 people return from overseas and advocating for support for local businesses and so much more.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Stronger action on climate
    A Federal integrity commission with teeth
    Fiscal discipline with taxpayer money
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?

I’m determined to continue the great work my team and I are doing for the community, so I can’t entertain the thought!

Zali Steggall

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Andrew robertson
  • Political Party: United Australia Party

Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

Australians need a Bill of Rights to ensure that their fundamental rights are protected from Government overreach and incompetence, I am running to ensure that a Bill of Rights is enacted to protect the rights of all Australian citizens.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

I live in Brookvale with my wife and two children, and I work as a lawyer between my firm’s offices in Balgowlah and North Sydney. My wife and I are also heavily involved with a number of community groups based on the Northern Beaches, most importantly with our local Church.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

I am the only candidate running that has economic policies that can address the issues facing voters in Warringah. The United Australia Party promise to:

pay off the $1.2 trillion of Federal Debt by imposing an Export Licence on Iron Ore exports;
Cap owner-occupied interest rates at 3% for 5 years;
Make the first $30,000.00 paid towards a home loan each year tax deductible;
Waive all current HECS debt and make University free for Australians; and
Abolish Fringe Benefit Tax.

Additionally vaccine mandates will be scrapped permanently, and a Bill of Rights will be instituted.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Bill of Rights
    Economic Growth
    Housing Security & Affordability
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?

Steven Tripp from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. As far as I can tell Mr Tripp is the only other candidate that is genuinely concerned with the protection of the rights of Australian citizens.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?

More policies will be posted shortly, however, please see the current policies published by the United Australia Party at https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/national_policy/

Andrew Robertson

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Kristyn Glanville
  • Political Party: The Greens
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: I am passionate about fighting for our environment and a just society.
    Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words: I live in Freshwater with my husband and son. I am an environment and planning lawyer by background, currently serving as a councillor on Northern Beaches Council while studying for a PhD in environmental regulation. My favourite part of living in Warringah is being amongst nature and wildlife.
  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):  The Greens will always put the interests of the environment and community first, rather than vested interests or lobbyists. If we achieve balance of power in the House or Senate, we would:
     –  push for ambitious action on climate change, including phasing out fossil fuels, and transitioning our economy to being a renewable energy superpower.
     –  overhaul our environmental laws to protect nature
     –  fight for an equitable society where everyone can live a prosperous and healthy life, including by ensuring our public schools, public healthcare system, aged and disability care receive proper funding
     –  fight for our democracy through a Federal ICAC.
  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Climate change
    Housing affordability
    Better healthcare
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat? Zali Steggall, Labor, or Animal Justice. Voters must ensure they number every box to make their vote count.
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? The Greens Federal Election policy platform is at www.greens.org.au. The Manly Greens also have a website with local information such as our local priorities at www.manlygreens.org.au
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Kristyn Glanville

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Katherine Deves
  • Political Party: Liberal Party
  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: Giving the Warringah community a voice in Government
  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words: Hardworking, professional mum of three busy girls who has lived in Manly Vale for over a decade with her local tradie partner, a Chihuahua and a moggie.
  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):  I will give our community an advocate in Government who will fight to protect our unique lifestyle and environment and deliver the support, jobs and services for our community.
  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    ·      -Economic policies that support our local businesses, continue to protect Australia from external financial shocks, enhance our productivity, and boost sustainable wage growth and higher living standards for ordinary Australians.
    ·      -Ensuring that we protect our local natural resources and maintain our unique character.
    ·      -Fighting to maintain affordable and quality local services such as health, education and childcare.
  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat? I am campaigning for people to give the Liberal Party their vote, because that is the only way our community will have a representative in Government.
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? https://www.liberal.org.au/member/katherine-deves

Katherine Deves

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David Mickleburgh

    • Political Party: Australian Labor Party

    Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:

    Warringah deserves a competent, caring, fiscally responsible government with integrity — and Labor will deliver.

    • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words:

    I am a 30 year old lawyer who has lived on the lower north shore since moving to Sydney 5 years ago. I love to walk my two greyhounds along our beautiful harbour routes; go swimming at Balmoral beach and Freshwater beach; and enjoy the cultural and culinary vibrancy of our area.

    • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):

    I am passionate about good governance and good policy. When it comes to the issues our community is passionate about, whether it be climate change; integrity in politics; or economic management, only Labor can and will deliver meaningful outcomes for the people of Warringah.

    The Liberal-National economic record is that of record levels of debt (before COVID-19); stagnant wages; skyrocketing inflation; brutal cost of living pressures; and home loan rate rises on the horizon. The people of Warringah are under pressure, and we deserve a fiscally responsible government who invests in our future; not just in their own re-election prospects.

    • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
      Ending the climate wars through our Powering Australia plan
      Bringing the Care back to Aged Care, Childcare and Healthcare
      Integrity and Accountability back into federal politics, through the establishment of a National Anti-Corruption Commission; and ending the rorts, waste and self-serving fiscal irresponsibility of the Morrison-Joyce government.
    • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?

    Zali Steggall

David Mickleburgh

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Kate Paterson
  • Political Party: Animal Justice Party

Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: I am committed to giving a voice to both animals and the environment in parliament.

Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words: I am a mother of three and my children have all loved growing up here. I have worked in the healthcare sector for over 35 years as a Registered Midwife/ Nurse, I also have worked in Mental Health.

I was a volunteer cub scout leader for several years when my children were younger and I presently volunteer rescuing native animals for a local wildlife group.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):  I want to see a kinder society, where we place a higher value on animals and nature. Our natural world is in crisis and we need to declare a climate emergency. The AJP is the only party that takes a stand against all causes of climate change. I am against the inherent cruelty to animals in the agriculture sector and I am advocating for higher welfare laws. We also must urgently act now to save our native wildlife, our national icon the koala could be extinct by 2050. Prior to habitat loss, koalas lived on the northern beaches.Animals and nature need a voice in Federal Government.
  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:

-Declare a climate emergency
-Protecting Australian native icons ( the koala is on track for extinction by 2050)
-Ban Live Export

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat? Zali Steggall , as she has campaigned against offshore drilling for oil and gas and she supports honesty in politics 
  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? Readers can find out more about our policies at; animaljusticeparty.org and take a look at Kate Paterson Animal Justice Party Candidate for Warringah on Facebook and kate.paterson.ajp on Instagram

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Mackellar

  • Name:
    Barry Steele

  • Political Party:  
    TNL (formerly known as New Liberals)

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: 
    I decided to stand as I am heartily sick of the failure to address the climate crisis and neoclassical economic mismanagement on all sides of politics.   

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words: 
    I am a 66 year old consultant with a strong background in science (Zoology, Computer Science).  I set up a small IT Software company in 2003. My team assisted Surf Lifesaving Australia revolutionise on an off beach data collection and management through the implementation of the Surfguard Suite of applications.  

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    I am committed to open, evidence-based policy development and working with local communities to implement these bright, new progressive initiatives in Mackellar.  I have the knowledge, skills and experience in government and business to help local communities and small businesses work together for better outcomes.
    I am a strong advocate for hard work and fair market based economic development.  
    I am the only candidate in this race with a Scientifically backed Climate change and economic policy to deliver a clean, prosperous Australia to transition into a post carbon future. (if you’re not aiming at 2030-ish, you’re not getting the memo).

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals: 
    NetZero Carbon Emissions by 2030
    TNL’s Federal Integrity Commission 
    True Full Employment and Living Wages
    Private Sector Debt

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
     Ethan Hrnjak

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? 
    www.tnl.net.au/policies 
    www.barrysteele.sydney 

  • Name: 
    Darren Dickson

  • Political Party: 
    Pauline Hanson's

  • Information: The candidate elected not to respond to our queries.
  • Name: 
    Dr Sophie Scamps

  • Political Party: 
    Independent for Mackellar 

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: 
    After decades of being taken for granted I am aiming to genuinely represent the people of Mackellar on the issues that are most important to our community – climate change, integrity, health and small business.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 words: 
    My family and I live in Avalon and have been Northern Beaches locals for 22 years. I have worked in the emergency department of Mona Vale Hospital and was most recently a community GP in Narrabeen before deciding to stand for parliament. I also volunteer for the local Little Athletics competitions in Narrabeen. 

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    For decades our community in Mackellar has been ignored and taken for granted. Our voices and values are not being represented. As an independent MP I can genuinely represent our community on the issues that matter most as my vote won’t be controlled by a party.  Locals tell me meaningful action on climate change, helping local businesses grow, establishing a federal anti-corruption commission and improving our health and mental health services are the most important issues facing our community – and I will act on these as your independent MP for Mackellar.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals: 
    Meaningful action on climate change
    Integrity, including establishing a federal anti-corruption commission
    Helping local businesses grow and thrive

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like to see take the seat?
    A candidate with the courage to genuinely listen and act on the concerns of our community.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? 
    www.sophiescamps.com.au  

  • Name:
    Paula Goodman 

  • Political Party:
    ALP

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
     I'm supporting action on Climate Change, Aged Care and Child Care subsidies.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate:
     I live in Avalon with my two rescue dogs.  I’ve been living here since 1996.  
     I spent 35 years working in TV.  
    I’ve been a Wires volunteer for over 10 years. 
    The Woman’s Resilience Centre is a cause close to my heart to help support families fleeing DV. 

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
     I'm dedicated to representing the community of Mackellar and preserving our beaches and our way of life by not allowing the building laws to be overstepped and to make sure there are facilities for the challenges of mental health and protection of homelessness among our families fleeing DV. I’ve led a very full life with a lot of experience in diverse backgrounds. I’m passionate about our environment and know the clock is ticking. Labor has a platform that will help reduce the cost of living by installing community batteries to reduce the cost of running a household and reducing tariffs on Electric Vehicles.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    The environment 
    Childcare rebates
    Aged care 

    If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    Sophie Scamps

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?
    Paula Goodman labor candidate for Mackellar FB and Northern Beaches Labor FB 

  • Name: 
    Jason Falinski

  • Political Party: 
    Liberal Party

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
    A better future for everyone, a fair community provided by equality of opportunity, not outcome.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 words:
    I am the son of migrant who came to Australia when he was 15 and could not speak a word of English.
    I was born in Manly hospital and grew up in a Belrose fibro shack.
    I have only ever known the Northern Beaches as home.
    I currently live in Collaroy with my beautiful wife and daughter, I am a nipper dad and former local business owner.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    This election is interesting in that there is little that the serious candidates disagree on few aspirations, the difference lies that few people standing at this election are willing to outline how they are going to achieve these aspirations for the Australian people. If you choose to support me, then I will work day and night to make us a more perfect nation in which people are empowered and the government serves us to help us achieve all the things we want for ourselves, our families, friends and communities. If we do this then we will have a nation that is safer, securer and more certain for all of us. 

    Our record shows we are in a strong position to manage these challenges and opportunities from creating jobs, securing the economic future for Australians, let Australians keep more of what they earn, giving young Australians a chance to own their home, dealing with authoritarian regimes, advancing the prosperity of this nation on our path to net zero.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    The biggest issue facing Australia is whether we have a government that serves people, or a people that serve governments. 

    If you, like me, think it should be the former, then we need to put in place policies and plans that enable our economy to invent the jobs of the future, not just more jobs, increase productivity to tackle the cost of living; give young Australians a chance to own their own home; get to net zero so we take advantage of the economic opportunities that it provides and the protection it creates. This will allow us to show the world that reaching net zero is both possible and profitable.
    If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    That is for the people to decide.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?
    https://www.jasonfalinski.com.au/ 

  • Name:
    Christopher Ball

  • Political Party:
    United Australia Party

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
    I want to give Australians a good different choice of government . UAP is big enough to form government, we have sensible policies that will improve living standards and at the same time reduce our massive our debt.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 word: 
    I am 66 years "young" born at Manly hospital and lived on the northern beaches most of my life. I have three great adult children and seven grand children. I have worked in full time Christian ministry  in various locations for almost twenty years. More recently, coming out of retirement I joined UAP to add my voice for political change.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you?
    I will help small businesses which has been affected badly. As a party we will slash bureaucratic red tape abolish provisional and fringe benefits tax.  For general medical practices we will  reinstate doctor/patient sanctity.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals?
    1. Introduce a Bill of Rights, protecting or most basic individual freedoms.
    2. Repay our $1 trillion National debt with revenue from our nations exports.
    3. Process Australian minerals at home creating thousands of jobs and turbo -charge government ability to build new schools and hospitals.

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    I am only thinking of winning.  Christopher Ball for Mackellar to take the seat.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? 
    Unitedaustraliaparty.org.au

  • Name: 
    Ethan Hrnjak

  • Political Party:  
    The Greens

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
    I’m passionate about The Greens’ bold vision for the future, and feel an obligation to give my generation a voice.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 words:
    I’m a student climate activist who represents Frenchs Forest on the Northern Beaches Council’s Youth Advisory Group. I'm passionate about creating a cleaner, greener, and fairer future for all of us. Born and raised on the Northern Beaches, I am deeply committed to giving young people a voice in Parliament.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    In a world of increasing despair and resignation, The Greens are putting forward a bold and positive pathway towards a cleaner, greener and fairer future.
    At the top of our priorities for Mackellar is climate policy. Our fully-costed climate action plan will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, bring electricity costs down, and drive our economy into the future.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Climate - Net-zero by 2035. We'll ban the construction of new coal, oil and gas infrastructure to transition Australia to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. We’ll export this green, publicly owned energy to overseas markets and establish Australia as a renewable energy superpower. 

    Education - Free uni, TAFE and childcare. Investing in education - from preschool to PHD - has massive benefits for all of society. We shouldn’t be putting so many students and parents into debt.

    Health - We want to invest in Australians' health by expanding Medicare to cover dental and mental health. By taxing the billionaires we can make sure everyone gets the care they need, when they need it.

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like to see take the seat?
    Dr Sophie Scamps - she is not beholden to corporate and fossil fuel donors like Liberal and Labor are. We’ve been pleased to see Dr Scamps and other independents advocating strongly on climate, gender equity, a federal ICAC, and universal mental health care.

    Regardless of the result in Mackellar, I’ll still be looking forward to seeing David Shoebridge elected in the Senate, where he’ll champion climate and integrity along with other Greens senators in the balance of power.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?
    greens.org.au/platform

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Barry Steele 
  • Name:
    Barry Steele

  • Political Party:  
    TNL (formerly known as New Liberals)

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: 
    I decided to stand as I am heartily sick of the failure to address the climate crisis and neoclassical economic mismanagement on all sides of politics.   

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Warringah electorate in 50 words: 
    I am a 66 year old consultant with a strong background in science (Zoology, Computer Science).  I set a small IT Software company in 2003. My team assisted Surf Lifesaving Australia revolutionise on an off beach data collection and management through the implementation of the Surfguard Suite of applications.  

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    I am committed to open, evidence-based policy development and working with local communities to implement these bright, new progressive initiatives in Mackellar.  I have the knowledge, skills and experience in government and business to help local communities and small businesses work together for better outcomes.
    I am a strong advocate for hard work and fair market based economic development.  
    I am the only candidate in this race with a Scientifically backed Climate change and economic policy to deliver a clean, prosperous Australia to transition into a post carbon future. (if you’re not aiming at 2030-ish, you’re not getting the memo).

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals: 
    NetZero Carbon Emissions by 2030
    TNL’s Federal Integrity Commission 
    True Full Employment and Living Wages
    Private Sector Debt

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
     Ethan Hrnjak

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? 
    www.tnl.net.au/policies 
    www.barrysteele.sydney 

Barry Steele

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Darren Dickson
  • Name: 
    Darren Dickson
  • Political Party: 
    Pauline Hanson’s
  • Information: The candidate elected not to respond to our queries.
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Darren Dickson

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Dr Sophie Scamps
  • Name: 
    Dr Sophie Scamps

  • Political Party: 
    Independent for Mackellar 

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible: 
    After decades of being taken for granted I am aiming to genuinely represent the people of Mackellar on the issues that are most important to our community – climate change, integrity, health and small business.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 words: 
    My family and I live in Avalon and have been Northern Beaches locals for 22 years. I have worked in the emergency department of Mona Vale Hospital and was most recently a community GP in Narrabeen before deciding to stand for parliament. I also volunteer for the local Little Athletics competitions in Narrabeen. 

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    For decades our community in Mackellar has been ignored and taken for granted. Our voices and values are not being represented. As an independent MP I can genuinely represent our community on the issues that matter most as my vote won’t be controlled by a party.  Locals tell me meaningful action on climate change, helping local businesses grow, establishing a federal anti-corruption commission and improving our health and mental health services are the most important issues facing our community – and I will act on these as your independent MP for Mackellar.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals: 
    Meaningful action on climate change
    Integrity, including establishing a federal anti-corruption commission
    Helping local businesses grow and thrive

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like to see take the seat?
    A candidate with the courage to genuinely listen and act on the concerns of our community.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? 
    www.sophiescamps.com.au  

Dr Sophie Scamps

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Paula Goodman 
  • Name:
    Paula Goodman 

  • Political Party:
    ALP

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
     I’m supporting action on Climate Change, Aged Care and Child Care subsidies.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate:
     I live in Avalon with my two rescue dogs.  I’ve been living here since 1996.  
     I spent 35 years working in TV.  
    I’ve been a Wires volunteer for over 10 years. 
    The Woman’s Resilience Centre is a cause close to my heart to help support families fleeing DV. 

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
     I’m dedicated to representing the community of Mackellar and preserving our beaches and our way of life by not allowing the building laws to be overstepped and to make sure there are facilities for the challenges of mental health and protection of homelessness among our families fleeing DV. I’ve led a very full life with a lot of experience in diverse backgrounds. I’m passionate about our environment and know the clock is ticking. Labor has a platform that will help reduce the cost of living by installing community batteries to reduce the cost of running a household and reducing tariffs on Electric Vehicles.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    The environment 
    Childcare rebates
    Aged care 

    If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    Sophie Scamps

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?
    Paula Goodman labor candidate for Mackellar FB and Northern Beaches Labor FB 

Paula Goodman

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Jason Falinski
  • Name: 
    Jason Falinski

  • Political Party: 
    Liberal Party

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
    A better future for everyone, a fair community provided by equality of opportunity, not outcome.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 words:
    I am the son of migrant who came to Australia when he was 15 and could not speak a word of English.
    I was born in Manly hospital and grew up in a Belrose fibro shack.
    I have only ever known the Northern Beaches as home.
    I currently live in Collaroy with my beautiful wife and daughter, I am a nipper dad and former local business owner.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    This election is interesting in that there is little that the serious candidates disagree on few aspirations, the difference lies that few people standing at this election are willing to outline how they are going to achieve these aspirations for the Australian people. If you choose to support me, then I will work day and night to make us a more perfect nation in which people are empowered and the government serves us to help us achieve all the things we want for ourselves, our families, friends and communities. If we do this then we will have a nation that is safer, securer and more certain for all of us. 

    Our record shows we are in a strong position to manage these challenges and opportunities from creating jobs, securing the economic future for Australians, let Australians keep more of what they earn, giving young Australians a chance to own their home, dealing with authoritarian regimes, advancing the prosperity of this nation on our path to net zero.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    The biggest issue facing Australia is whether we have a government that serves people, or a people that serve governments. 

    If you, like me, think it should be the former, then we need to put in place policies and plans that enable our economy to invent the jobs of the future, not just more jobs, increase productivity to tackle the cost of living; give young Australians a chance to own their own home; get to net zero so we take advantage of the economic opportunities that it provides and the protection it creates. This will allow us to show the world that reaching net zero is both possible and profitable.
    If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    That is for the people to decide.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?
    https://www.jasonfalinski.com.au/ 

Jason Falinski

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Christopher Ball 
  • Name:
    Christopher Ball

  • Political Party:
    United Australia Party

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
    I want to give Australians a good different choice of government . UAP is big enough to form government, we have sensible policies that will improve living standards and at the same time reduce our massive our debt.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 word: 
    I am 66 years “young” born at Manly hospital and lived on the northern beaches most of my life. I have three great adult children and seven grand children. I have worked in full time Christian ministry  in various locations for almost twenty years. More recently, coming out of retirement I joined UAP to add my voice for political change.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you?
    I will help small businesses which has been affected badly. As a party we will slash bureaucratic red tape abolish provisional and fringe benefits tax.  For general medical practices we will  reinstate doctor/patient sanctity.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals?
    1. Introduce a Bill of Rights, protecting or most basic individual freedoms.
    2. Repay our $1 trillion National debt with revenue from our nations exports.
    3. Process Australian minerals at home creating thousands of jobs and turbo -charge government ability to build new schools and hospitals.

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like see take the seat?
    I am only thinking of winning.  Christopher Ball for Mackellar to take the seat.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform? 
    Unitedaustraliaparty.org.au

Christopher Ball

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Ethan Hrnjak
  • Name: 
    Ethan Hrnjak

  • Political Party:  
    The Greens

  • Tell us what your candidacy is about in one line using the plainest English possible:
    I’m passionate about The Greens’ bold vision for the future, and feel an obligation to give my generation a voice.

  • Describe who you are and your connection to the Mackellar electorate in 50 words:
    I’m a student climate activist who represents Frenchs Forest on the Northern Beaches Council’s Youth Advisory Group. I’m passionate about creating a cleaner, greener, and fairer future for all of us. Born and raised on the Northern Beaches, I am deeply committed to giving young people a voice in Parliament.

  • Why should this electorate vote for you? (100 words max):
    In a world of increasing despair and resignation, The Greens are putting forward a bold and positive pathway towards a cleaner, greener and fairer future.
    At the top of our priorities for Mackellar is climate policy. Our fully-costed climate action plan will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, bring electricity costs down, and drive our economy into the future.

  • What would you argue are your top three policy goals:
    Climate – Net-zero by 2035. We’ll ban the construction of new coal, oil and gas infrastructure to transition Australia to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. We’ll export this green, publicly owned energy to overseas markets and establish Australia as a renewable energy superpower. 

    Education – Free uni, TAFE and childcare. Investing in education – from preschool to PHD – has massive benefits for all of society. We shouldn’t be putting so many students and parents into debt.

    Health – We want to invest in Australians’ health by expanding Medicare to cover dental and mental health. By taxing the billionaires we can make sure everyone gets the care they need, when they need it.

  • If you are not elected, which candidate would you like to see take the seat?
    Dr Sophie Scamps – she is not beholden to corporate and fossil fuel donors like Liberal and Labor are. We’ve been pleased to see Dr Scamps and other independents advocating strongly on climate, gender equity, a federal ICAC, and universal mental health care.

    Regardless of the result in Mackellar, I’ll still be looking forward to seeing David Shoebridge elected in the Senate, where he’ll champion climate and integrity along with other Greens senators in the balance of power.

  • Where can readers go to find out more details about your policy platform?
    greens.org.au/platform

Ethan Hrnjak

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