Over 230 candidates pledge to fully support women's safety this election

Over 230 candidates pledge to fully support women’s safety this election

women's safety

Over 230 candidates for the federal election have fully committed to a pledge for a safer future for women, saying they will take action on policies to improve women’s safety if they are elected. 

Fair Agenda has launched its Pledge for a Safer Future for political candidates, containing six specific commitments on women’s safety. It is endorsed by Rosie Batty AO, as well as organisations like the National Association of Services Against Sexual Assault, Australian Women’s Health Network, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, Women With Disabilitiies Australia and Change the Record.

The website Vote for Safety tracks the commitments of political candidates (as well as their commitments to future action), and the track record of major parties.

Several high-profile independent candidates have signed onto the pledge in full, including Dr Monique Ryan, Zoe Daniel, Allegra Spender, Kylea Tink, Kim Rubenstein, Alex Dyson, Jo Dyer, Georgia Steele, Caz Heise, Hanabeth Luke, Kim Rubenstein and David Pocock.

The Greens provided a party response, fully committing to all areas of the pledge. The Labor Party also provided a party response, with a full commitment to three areas, and a partial commitment to the other three.

Andrew Constance was the only candidate from the Coalition to respond to the Pledge, fully committing to 5 of 6 areas for action.

The pledge

The Pledge for a Safer Future for candidates has 6 elements:

  1. Do what it takes to end all forms of gender-based violence within a generation
  2. Champion strong action to prevent all forms of gender-based violence by
    addressing its drivers and enablers, including gender inequality.
  3. Push for proper funding of specialist sexual, domestic and family violence
    services – to ensure everyone affected can access the support they need, and that
    perpetrators’ abusive behaviours are reduced.
  4. Vote for better legal and institutional responses for victim-survivors to ensure
    people seeking support are helped, not hurt, by systems that should support them.
  5. Vote for safer workplaces by supporting full implementation of the Sex
    Discrimination Commissioner’s [email protected] recommendations to address
    workplace sexual harassment.
  6. Champion reforms for a safer parliament – including full implementation of the
    recommendations in the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s ‘Set the Standard’
    report

The candidates who have taken the pledge in full, according to Fair Agenda

House of Representatives

Rebecca Galdies Adelaide Australian Greens
Asher Cookson Aston Australian Greens
Ryan Bruce Aston TNL
Isaac Nasedra Banks Australian Greens
Rosa Hillam Barker Australian Greens
Taylor van Dijke Barton Australian Greens
Cecily Rosol Bass Australian Greens
Kathryn Savery Bean Australian Greens
Elijah Suares Bendigo United Australia Party
Tania Salitra Berowra Australian Greens
Brendan Clarke Berowra Fusion Party
Angela Lowery Blair Animal Justice Party
Danielle Mutton Blair Australian Greens
Jeremy Carter Boothby Australian Greens
Jo Dyer Boothby Independent
Ian Mazlin Bowman Australian Greens
Phil Johnson Bowman TNL
Darren Briggs Braddon Australian Greens
Martin Cousins Bradfield Australian Greens
Nicolette Boele Bradfield Independent
Heather Lonsdale Brand Australian Greens
Tiana Kennedy Brisbane Animal Justice Party
Stephen Bates Brisbane Australian Greens
Matthew Kirwan Bruce Australian Greens
Daniel Garlett Burt Australian Greens
Kay Nankervis Calare Australian Greens
Natalie Abboud Calwell Australian Greens
Jerome Small Calwell Victorian Socialists
Tim Hollo Canberra Australian Greens
Jodie Moffat Canning Australian Greens
Mick Jones Capricornia Australian Greens
Jenny Game Casey Australian Greens
Sarah Newman Chisholm Australian Greens
Janet Shelley Clark Australian Greens
Andrew Wilkie Clark Independent
Catherine Dyson Cook Australian Greens
Celeste Liddle Cooper Australian Greens
Adam La Rosa Cooper United Australia Party
Meg Watkins Corangamite Animal Justice Party
Alex Marshall Corangamite Australian Greens
Simon Northeast Corio Australian Greens
Isabella Tripp Cowan Australian Greens
Timothy Nott Cowper Australian Greens
Carolyn (Caz) Heise Cowper Independent
Dylan Green Cunningham Australian Greens
Cameron Pidgeon Curtin Australian Greens
Rob Humphreys Deakin Australian Greens
Vinnie Batten Dickson Australian Greens
Cath Connor Dobell Australian Greens
Scott Rickard Dobell Australian Greens
Barnes Geoff Dobell Fusion Party
Liam O’Brien Dunkley Australian Greens
Bianca McNeair Durack Australian Greens
Vivian Harris Eden-Monaro Australian Greens
Toni McLennan Eden-Monaro Informed Medical Options Party
Sally Spain Fadden Australian Greens
Sue Etheridge Fairfax Australian Greens
Eli Davern Farrer Australian Greens
Natasa Sojic Fenner Australian Greens
Renay Wells Fisher Australian Greens
Colin Lane Flinders Australian Greens
Surbhi Snowball Flinders Australian Labor Party
Despi O’Connor Flinders Independent
Sarah Russell Flinders Independent
Jordan Hall Forde Australian Greens
Christine Terrantroy Forrest Australian Greens
Avery Howard Fowler Australian Greens
Jade Darko Franklin Australian Greens
Bella Mitchell-Sears Fraser Australian Greens
Catherine Robertson Fraser Victorian Socialists
Felicity Townsend Fremantle Australian Greens
Sam Wainwright Fremantle Socialist Alliance
Suzette Rodoreda Gellibrand Australian Greens
Carmel McCallum Gilmore Australian Greens
Marjorie Thorpe Gippsland Australian Greens
Alana Galli-McRostie Goldstein Australian Greens
Zoe Daniel Goldstein Independent
Praise Morris Gorton Australian Greens
Rachael Jacobs Grayndler Australian Greens
James Haggerty Grayndler Fusion Party
Sarina Kilham Grayndler Independent
Damien Atkins Greenway Australian Greens
Timothy White Grey Australian Greens
Max Chandler-Mather Griffith Australian Greens
Mickey Berry Groom Australian Greens
Brendan Sturcke Hasluck Australian Greens
Jeanene Williams Hasluck Independent
Max Martucci Hawke TNL
Toni McCormack Herbert Animal Justice Party
Scott Humphreys Herbert Australian Greens
Sonya Semmens Higgins Australian Greens
Andrew Johnson Higgins Reason
Patrick O’Sullivan Hindmarsh Australian Greens
George Melissourgos Hindmarsh United Australia Party
Andrew McLean Hinkler Australian Greens
Nicole Cornish Hinkler Australian Greens
Sujit Mathew Holt Australian Greens
Louisa Willoughby Hotham Australian Greens
Peter Thompson Hughes Australian Greens
Georgia Steele Hughes Independent
Karen Stewart Hume Australian Greens
Victoria Davies Hunter Animal Justice Party
Janet Murray Hunter Australian Greens
Benjamin Gilbert Indi Australian Greens
Nadia David Indi Australian Labor Party
Alex Breskin Isaacs Australian Greens
Liz Chase Jagajaga Australian Greens
Jennifer Cox Kennedy Australian Greens
John Photakis Kingston Australian Greens
Piers Mitchem Kooyong Australian Greens
Monique Ryan Kooyong Independent
Scott Hardiman Kooyong United Australia Party
Michael Schilling La Trobe Australian Greens
Jack Boddeke Lalor Australian Greens
Susanne Bayly Leichhardt Animal Justice Party
Phillip Musumeci Leichhardt Australian Greens
Pat O’Shane Leichhardt Socialist Alliance
Melissa Stevens Lilley Australian Greens
Paula Gilbard Longman Animal Justice Party
Earl Snijders Longman Australian Greens
Ross Taylor Longman Pauline Hanson’s One Nation
Karl Attenborough Lyne Australian Greens
Liz Johnstone Lyons Australian Greens
Ethan Hrnjak Mackellar Australian Greens
Barry Steele Mackellar TNL
Steph Hodgins-May Macnamara Australian Greens
Joel MacKay Macquarie Australian Greens
Claudia Haenel Mallee Independent
Ellisa Parker Maranoa Australian Greens
Rhonda Pryor Maribyrnong Australian Greens
Greg Elliot Mayo Australian Greens
Neil Barker McEwen Australian Greens
John Herron McEwen Liberal Democratic Party
Astrid O’Neill McMahon Australian Greens
Scott Turner McPherson Australian Greens
Adam Bandt Melbourne Australian Greens
Colleen Bolger Melbourne Victorian Socialists
Bill Pheasant Menzies Australian Greens
Matt Cox Mitchell Australian Greens
Mat Morgan Monash Australian Greens
April Broadbent Moncrieff Australian Greens
Mark Cooper Moore Australian Greens
Claire Garton Moreton Australian Greens
Carol Sparks New England Australian Greens
Charlotte McCabe Newcastle Australian Greens
Andrea Otto Nicholls Fusion Party
Lynne Saville North Sydney Australian Greens
Kylea Tink North Sydney Independent
Victor Kline North Sydney TNL
Giz Watson O’Connor Australian Greens
Asha Worsteling Oxley Australian Greens
Kashmir Miller Page Australian Greens
Patrick Deegan Page Australian Labor Party
Hannabeth Luke Page Independent
Serge Killingbeck Page TNL
Trish Frail Parkes Australian Greens
Phil Bradley Parramatta Australian Greens
Louise Ihlein Paterson Australian Greens
Donna Nelson Pearce Australian Greens
Caroline Perks Perth Australian Greens
Will Simon Petrie Australian Greens
Kelly Guenoun Petrie United Australia Party
Neil Cotter Rankin Australian Greens
Charles Jago Reid Australian Greens
Sahar Khalili Reid Fusion Party
Mandy Nolan Richmond Australian Greens
Monica Shepherd Richmond Involuntary Medication Objectors
Michael Organ Riverina Australian Greens
Patrick Murphy Robertson Animal Justice Party
Shelly McGrath Robertson Australian Greens
Elizabeth Watson-Brown Ryan Australian Greens
Janine Rees Ryan Australian Progressives
Patchouli Paterson Scullin Australian Greens
Bree Roberts Shortland Animal Justice Party
Kim Grierson Shortland Australian Greens
David Deex Spence Australian Greens
Katie McCusker Sturt Australian Greens
Chris Schmidt Sturt TNL
Clint Uink Swan Australian Greens
Chetan Sahai Sydney Australian Greens
Adam Abdul Razak Tangney Australian Greens
Hilary McAllister Wannon Australian Greens
Gilbert Wilson Wannon Australian Labor Party
Alex Dyson Wannon Independent
Kristyn Glanville Warringah Australian Greens
Dominic WY Kanak Wentworth Australian Greens
Allegra Spender Wentworth Independent
Apurva Shukla Werriwa Australian Greens
Jamie Dixon Whitlam Australian Greens
Craig Armstrong Wide Bay Australian Greens
Sarah Jefford Wills Australian Greens
Nicole Thompson Wright Australian Greens

Senate

Yana del Valle ACT Animal Justice Party
James Cruz ACT Australian Greens
Tjanara Goreng Goreng ACT Australian Greens
David Pocock ACT Independent
Kim Rubenstein ACT Independent
Michael Simms ACT Informed Medical Options Party
Darren Brollo NSW Animal Justice Party
Steve Baty NSW Australian Democrats
David Shoebridge NSW Australian Greens
Andrea Leong NSW Fusion Party
Jane Caro NSW Reason Australia
Anna Sri QLD Australian Greens
Ben Pennings QLD Australian Greens
Penny Allman-Payne QLD Australian Greens
Brandon Selic QLD Fusion Party
Kamala Emanuel QLD Socialist Alliance
Bess Brennan QLD TNL
Sandra Kanck SA Australian Democrats
Roger Yazbek SA Australian Democrats
Barbara Pocock SA Australian Greens
Major Sumner SA Australian Greens
David Kennedy SA Fusion Party
Drew Wolfendale SA Fusion Party
Ivan Davis TAS Animal Justice Party
Peter Whish-Wilson TAS Australian Greens
Tabatha Badger TAS Australian Greens
Vanessa Bleyer TAS Australian Greens
Lynne Kershaw TAS Informed Medical Options Party
Leonie Green VIC Australian Democrats
Adam Frogley VIC Australian Greens
Lidia Thorpe VIC Australian Greens
Sissy Austin VIC Australian Greens
Zeb Payne VIC Australian Greens
Kammy Cordner Hunt VIC Fusion Party
Yolanda Vega VIC Reason Australia
Felix Dance VIC Socialist Alliance
Elana Mitchell WA Australian Democrats
Simon Simson WA Australian Democrats
Dorinda Cox WA Australian Greens
Jordan Cahill WA Australian Greens
River Clarke WA Australian Greens
Tim Viljoen WA Fusion Party

Feature Image: Celeste Liddle, Zoe Daniel, Jo Dyer.

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