Federal Election 2022: Meet the candidates of Greek background

·

On Saturday, all eligible citizens over the age of 18 will need to head down to their local polling booth to cast their vote for the 2022 federal election.

This year at the close of nominations 1,624 candidates had stood for election, 28 of who are of Greek heritage.

Of the more than 1,200 candidates in the federal election running for the House of Representatives, just 100 (8%) come from backgrounds other than Anglo-Australian, according to lists compiled by the Asian Australian Alliance and the Centre of Multicultural Political Engagement, Literacy and Leadership (Compell). There are a further 38 diverse candidates running for the Senate.

Less than 40% (458) of House candidates are women, with the majority of both diverse and female candidates running as challengers in safe or fairly safe seats.

Here is a list with the names and electoral divisions of the candidates of Greek background:

NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW)

House of Representatives Candidates 

-Division Barton, Dimitri Honos, United Australia Party

-Division Berowra, Nicholas Samios, Liberal Democratic Party

-Division Reid, Fiona Martin, Liberal Party of Australia

-Division Mitchell, Alex Hawke, Liberal Party of Australia

-Division Calare, Adam John Jannis, United Australia Party 

-Division PatersonAngela Ketas, Informed Medical Options Party 

-Division Cowper, Faye Aspiotis, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

-Division Watson, John Koukoulis, United Australia Party 

-Division Fowler, Tony Margos, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

-Division New England, Pavlo Samios, Liberal Democratic Party

-Division Parramatta, Steve Christou, Independent

VICTORIA

House of Representatives candidates

-Division Calwell, Maria Vamvakinou, Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch) 

-Division Higgins, Suzie Menoudakis, Australian Federation Party 

-Division Bendigo, Ben Mihail, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

-Division Lalor, Peter MalliarosAustralian Federation Party 

-Division Chisholm, Anthea Antonie, Australian Federation Party

Senate candidates

-Ethan Constantinou – Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

-Νick Clonaridis – Informed Medical Options Party

Photo: The Greek Herald

QUEENSLAND

House of Representatives candidates

-Division Moncrieff, Diane Demetre, Liberal Democratic Party 

Senate Candidates  

-Drew Pavlou – Drew Pavlou Democratic Alliance 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Senate Candidates  

-Kerry Georgatos (Independent) 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

House of Representatives candidates

-Division Adelaide, Steve Georganas, Australian Labor Part (South Australian Branch)

-Division Hindmarsh, George Melissourgos, United Australia Party 

-Division Kingston, John PhotakisAustralian Greens

Senate Candidates  

-Ian Markos, Liberal Democratic Party 

-Nick Xenophon, Independent 

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)

Senate Candidates  

-James Savoulidis, United Australia Party 

-Andrew Katelaris, Legalise Cannabis Australia 

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Athena Razos jailed for stealing over $1.56 million from Melbourne law firm

Victorian County Court has sentenced Athena Razos to 5 years 3 months' jail after stealing over $1.56 million from a Melbourne law firm.

Ange Postecoglou plays down links to England manager job

Tottenham Hotspurs manager Ange Postecoglou has played down reports he is in the running to take charge of the England national team.

Murder investigation for Cypriot Australian Thanasis Nicolaou to proceed

A murder investigation into the death of Thanasis Nicolaou will proceed despite a cretiorari filed by pathologist Panicos Stavrianos.

Greek singer Despina Vandi refuses to perform at concert in Turkey over flag dispute

Despina Vandi declined to perform on a stage in Turkey decorated with the national flag and a portrait of the country’s founding father.

Turkey pushes for recognition of occupied northern Cyprus in parliamentary resolution

The Turkish parliament passed a resolution urging the international community to recognise occupied northern Cyprus as an independent state.

You May Also Like

Australia bushfires: Dozens of houses destroyed or damaged

Scores of blazes burned across the state and neighbouring Queensland on Tuesday as temperatures climbed as high as 40C (104F) in some areas. Authorities said...

Nektarios Tavernarakis appointed Vice President of European Research Council

Tavernarakis is the first Greek to have been elected Vice President of the ERC.

Greek Community of Melbourne celebrates its 124th anniversary

The Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria celebrated its 124th anniversary this year but events were postponed.