[EDIT} Election results and some candidate info here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/guide/fras/
ABC questioned all of our candidates: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-20/candidates-for-fraser/4896628
all bar Palmer United interviewed by Ross Solly:http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/09/02/3838798.htm?site=canberra
(those two links are probably more useful than the rest of this post! Seriously, don't bother with the rest of this post unless you check them).
2CN interviewed the candidates they could here: http://www.andrewleigh.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/2CN-Breakfast-23.8.13-leigh.mp3
And Profile of Fraser:http://www.abc.net.au/news/federal-election-2013/guide/fras/?pfm=ms
Quotes from their blurbs are in italics
. In the order candidates will appear on the ballot sheet:
are running in the House instead of the Senate this year (money issues?). As usual, we have Darren Churchill
. He "is the party’s National President and has stood as a candidate for the ACT Legislative Assembly and for the Senate in 2010. Darren has lived most of his life in the Canberra region. He has worked as a secondary teacher, in the music industry as a casual relief teacher and occasional fitness instructor and as a consultant. Darren’s main policy interests are sustainability, drug law reform, food security, energy security and a sustainable population for the ACT and Australia, as well as policies that give ordinary people a “fair go.
”" Web: http://darrenchurchill.com/
, FB: http://www.facebook.com/CHURCHILL.for.Fraser
here is his RIOTAct interview http://the-riotact.com/darren-churchill-democrats-for-the-house-of-reps-fraser-candidate-questionnaire-election-%E2%80%9913/114336
have Elizabeth Lee
- and she's having fun campaigning as 'the other Lee'. Having migrated to Australia from South Korea in 1986, Elizabeth grew up in western Sydney before moving to Canberra in 1998 to study Law and Asian Studies (Japanese) at the Australian National University. After graduating, Elizabeth practiced as a lawyer in both the government and private sectors. She is now a law lecturer at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.
Elizabeth loves Canberra and has been involved with various community and professional organisations in the ACT, including chairing the ACT Young Lawyers Committee and Australian Young Lawyers Committee, and serving as a Councillor of the ACT Law Society.
Elizabeth teaches group fitness classes at gyms and other locations across Fraser.
She is on twitter (https://twitter.com/s_elizabeth_lee
) and her campaign is on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethLeeforFraser
. She was a candidate for Molonglo in the 2012 local election, and the Canberra Times did a short piece on her: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/family-the-key-to-liberals-aspirations-20121007-277n6.html
The Libs have finally got around to putting a bio for her on their websites: http://www.liberal.org.au/member/elizabeth-lee
(different websites, but identical info). An excellent source for learning about her is on zoominfo: http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=888263793&targetid=profile Labor
has sitting member Andrew Leigh
His website is here: http://www.andrewleigh.com/
. You can sign up there to receive regular emails from him (average is about one a day, sometimes coming in batches of 4 or more). These include links to programs (frex Sky News) where he and a Liberal politician have been invited to discuss a topic. On Twitter: https://twitter.com/ALeighMP
and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Leigh-MP/129819533748295?ref=ts&fref=ts
As a sitting member, his speeches in Parliament are available at http://www.openaustralia.org/mp/andrew_leigh/fraser
RIOTAct interview: http://the-riotact.com/election-13-candidate-questionnaire-andrew-leigh-australian-labor-party-for-fraser/113490Prior to being elected in 2010 as the federal member for Fraser, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University.
Andrew has written extensively on a range of subjects, including education, taxation and social policy. He also writes fortnightly for the Australian Financial Review.
Andrew holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Law and Arts. He has previously worked as a lawyer (including a stint as associate to former High Court Justice Michael Kirby), and as a principal adviser to the Australian Treasury.
Elizabeth and Andrew were questioned by the Canberra Times: http://m.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/its-lee-versus-leigh-in-fraser-20130823-2shj9.htmlPalmer United Party
are running Freddy Alcazar Rodriguez http://palmerunited.com/staff/freddy-alcazar/ with over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, Freddy enjoys volunteering his time in his community and is a founding member of a church group that helps fundraise for people in need, both in Australia and in Chile.
“I have a hereditary sense of equality principals and that will be my inspiration and ongoing motto while representing the party, whether campaigning for my own seat or supporting other members and our Federal leader.Rise Up Australia Party
have Jill Ross
, wife of their primary Senate candidate. "I've lived in the electorate of Fraser for 35 years. I have a deep interest in what goes on in this area and I think it is time to stand up and say some politically incorrect things that need to be said about what's going on in the region of Canberra."
and "Over the last 34 years Jill, alongside her husband, has been involved in many community activities both in Australia and abroad. These have included working as a volunteer in Boys’ Brigade; charity fund-raising activities for overseas countries; at a men’s refuge; and mission/building work in Russia for the last 17 years and in the Philippines, as well as some missionary work in China. Bullet Train For Australia
have electrician Sam Huggins "A vote for me in the seat of Fraser is a vote for a train and all the other benefits that come with the construction process. It's going to be the biggest infrastructure project in Australia."
RIOTACt interview: http://the-riotact.com/sam-huggins-bullet-train-for-fraser-candidate-questionnaire-election-%E2%80%9913/113629
) are running Adam Verwey
. He's on Twitter https://twitter.com/AdamVerwey
and has a campaign on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/AdamVerweyForFraser
Can learn more on LinkedIn: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/adam-verwey/13/689/776
or zoominfo: http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=996491496&targetid=profile
Current RIOTAct intreview: http://the-riotact.com/chris-bucknell-bullet-train-for-senate-candidate-questionnaire-election-%E2%80%9913/114258
He ran as an independent for Ginninderra in the 2008 local election; here is his RIOTAct interview (http://the-riotact.com/election08-candidate-questionaire-adam-verwey-independent-for-ginninderra
) and Sims challenge (http://the-riotact.com/adam-verwey-in-the-riotact-sim-challenge/8635
)Adam has lived in Canberra since arriving to study at the University of Canberra in 2001. While studying at the University of Canberra Adam became involved in student advocacy and was elected as the President of the UC Students’ Association. For the last 8 years Adam has worked for Australian Ethical Investment where he is the Business Relationships Manager. Adam volunteers for a group called Co-operation in Development.