Our People

Our organisation has been built with the blood, sweat, and tears of our members. Below are a handful of our committed volunteers, who handle day-to-day operations.

National Executive

President

Robert Knight

President

General Executive

Jo McCormack

General Executive

Corey Allen

General Executive

Candy Lawrence

General Executive

Peter Wingate

General Executive

Office Bearers

Kate Hamley

Secretary

Nicholas Love

Treasurer

Australian Progressives is a party that aims to take our strong values and evidence based policy to parliament.

Past Candidates

Australian Progressives are a party that is determined to learn from, and build on previous election results. We also want to celebrate the members of our community who have put their hand up to support the Progressive manifesto in parliament. Here are a list of former candidates who contested the 2016 Federal Election, the s.44 By Elections, and the 2019 Federal Election.

2019 Federal Election

ACT

All 3 seats in the ACT had Progressive candidates. The Progressives achieved an impressive 2% across the ACT at our first election.

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Robert Knight

Canberra


2.00%

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Therese Faulkner

Bean


2.95%

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Kagiso Ratlhagane

Fenner


1.92%

Queensland

The Progressives contested the Sunshine Coast seat of Longman, our first House of Representatives contest in Queensland.

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Jono Young

Longman


0.92%

South Australia

The Progressives preselected local political oversight activist Angela Fulco to contest the Division of Sturt.

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Angela Fulco

Sturt


0.52%

2017 Bennelong By Election

The Progressives contested the Bennelong by-election in 2017. We built on our 2016 Senate result of 43 votes in the Division of Bennelong to receive 425 Primary Votes. We came 10th out of the 12 candidates who contested the By Election.

Chris Golding

Bennelong by-election, 2017
425 Primary Votes
10th place.

2016 Federal Election

Australian Progressives contested our first election with the 2016 Federal Double Dissolution Election. A steep learning curve for our newly formed party, we placed ambition at the forefront of our campaign, contesting the Senate in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, as well as the Federal Electoral Division of Batman in Victoria.

More to come...