Victorian Elections 2022 - Candidate Statements

Candidates in the seats of Footscray and Western Metropolitan Region for the Victorian Election (26 November) were asked to respond to the following questions by 10 November, in time for early voting commencing on 14 November 22. Click on the candidate’s name for their statement pdf.

1.         What priority are First Nations justice issues for you?

2.         How will you support First Nations people in Footscray / Maribyrnong / Western Metropolitan Region?

3.         What are the priorities for First Nations people that need to be addressed and how will you do that?

CandidatePartySeatDate Received
ABC WebsiteLower House
Shohre MansouriAnimal JusticeFootscray18-Nov-22
Katie Hall *Australian Labor PartyFootscray22-Nov-22
Jorge JorqueraVictorian SocialistsFootscray7-Nov-22
Emete JoesikaLiberalFootscray
Elena PereyraGreensFootscray8-Nov-22
Alan WilliamsDemocratic LabourFootscray
ABC WebsiteUpper House
Meg WatkinsAnimal JusticeWest Metro Region31-Oct-22
Cesar Melhem *Australian Labor PartyWest Metro Region
Ingrid Stitt *Australian Labor PartyWest Metro Region23-Nov-22
Lizzie BlandthornAustralian Labor PartyWest Metro Region
Moira DeemingLiberalWest Metro Region
Golam HaqueLiberalWest Metro Region
Trung LuuLiberalWest Metro Region
Bernadette ThomasGreensWest Metro Region2-Nov-22
Bernie Finn *Democratic LabourWest Metro Region
Thuy Kim LeDemocratic LabourWest Metro Region
Catherine Cumming *Angry Victorians PartyWest Metro Region
Anthony CursioLiberal DemocratsWest Metro Region
Liam RocheLiberal DemocratsWest Metro Region
Kaushaliya Vaghela *New DemocratsWest Metro Region
Bert JessupSustainable AustraliaWest Metro Region12-Nov-22
Liz WalshVictorian SocialistsWest Metro Region10-Nov-22
Aran MylvaganamVictorian SocialistsWest Metro Region
Andrew CuthbertsonUnited Australia PartyWest Metro Region
Deepak BansalUnited Australia PartyWest Metro Region
Ursula Van BreePauline Hanson’s One NationWest Metro Region
Isaac GoldenHealth Australia PartyWest Metro Region8-Nov-22
Leiah GoldenHealth Australia PartyWest Metro Region
Darren BullerFamily First VictoriaWest Metro Region10-Nov-22
* currently holds seat

Acknowledgement of Country

JAM! meets and works in ‘Mirring-gnay-bir-nong’ (Maribyrnong), which can translate as ‘I can hear a ringtail possum’, on the stolen lands of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge, recognise and respect their Ancestors, Elders and families as the traditional owners of this land who have never ceded sovereignty.

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