Candidates running in seat of Hume, 2022 Federal Election – See your options

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1. ACKERY, Penny

Penny was a teacher of kids with special needs and local business advocate before being selected to run as the Community Independent. Since then, she’s been touring the electorate, even after losing her husband to cancer during this time. Having spent 30 years in the electorate, Penny’s campaign is crowdfunded, unlike most of the candidates who are backed by lobby groups with vested interests. She aims to create more wealth for everyday Aussies, including investment in the local region in schools, roads and hospitals. She wants to protect workers and protect the environment for future generations.  With hundreds of volunteers behind her, Ackery is the only likely candidate to be able to topple the incumbent. For this reason, we are recommending that this time you put Penny Ackery 1st on your ballot.

Penny Ackery candidate for Hume 2022

2. DONA, Sheneli

At age 23, a young entrant to the political arena. Also running as an independent and un-affiliated with parties or groups. Dona is a human rights activist and youth advocate. Established her own not-for-profit, youth-led human rights organisation. She will need to push hard to become well known outside of her home area of Appin and Wilton. We give her a positive score at 2nd place.

3. BAINES, Greg

The Labor candidate. Author, teacher and resident of Gunning, NSW in the deep south of the Hume electorate. Anthony Albanese has already made clear the seats he thinks Labor can win. Hume isn’t one of them. But Greg seems like a decent bloke from what we’ve seen. And deserves a solid score at 3rd place.

4. Stewart, karen

From the Greens, Karen is a proponent of transparency in Government, a higher work participation for women, and a stronger paid parental leave scheme. She is also a strong supporter of conservation. The Greens have averaged around the 5% mark in elections across this seat in previous elections. There is no way that they can win the seat, so we’re advising environmental voters to vote strategically, and put the Greens in the middle of the pack, at 4.

5. SELLER, ross

From the shooters party. Mixing conservation with shooter’s rights. Originally from Sydney, Ross is a Solicitor who practised as a corporate lawyer for many years. 

Shooters party

6. Thompson, rebecca

One Nation has a turbulent past. Founder Pauline Hanson originally started out as an independent. But like the time she dressed in a burqa in the chamber, One Nation has resorted to publicity stunts in a final ploy to stay relevant. One Nation thrives on attention-grabbing headlines. But policies are not well measured or thought through. Most relate to preserving the Anglo nature of our country. 

one nation candidate hume rebecca thompson

7. Di LIMA, Jaoquim

Also a late entrant, having only just declared. Jaoquim is the Liberal Democrats candidate. Very little known about Jaoquim. But we do know about one of the Lib Dem’s most infamous senior members, David Leyonhelm.  Leyonhjelm has been a vocal opponent of laws designed to reduce the consumption of cigarettes, and has accepted $55,000 in donations from tobacco company Philip Morris. In 2018 he told Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young to “f*** off” and “stop shagging men”, during a debate of a bill in parliament. With form like that, we’ll rank the Lib Dems at no. 7 on our list. 

8. dollins, garry

The United Australia Party candidate. Garry is a pilot and has put a solid effort in. We can’t say the same about the party boss, Clive Palmer. The nickel mine magnate refused to pay his own workers for a time in 2016, the saga eventually costing us all, $17 million of taxpayer funds. While collecting a 6-figure salary as an MP, he attended his duties just 7% of the time, falling asleep at times. They have just done a preference deal with the Liberal Party, and so a vote for the UAP and Garry is officially a vote for Angus.

 

9. TAYLOR, Angus

The Liberal Party candidate was voted the most incompetent Government Minister by AFR readers. And that’s Australia’s no. 1 business magazine. The incumbent Liberal minister, Angus Taylor has been implemented in many scandals since coming to office 9 years ago. Most involving taxpayer funding directed to entities he’s been associated with. Half of all voters in our electorate surveyed did not feel confident that he puts the community interest above his own. That’s why we’re recommending that no matter who we support, we all Put Angus Last.

 
 
 
 
 
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1. ACKERY, Penny

Penny was a teacher of kids with special needs and local business advocate before being selected to run as the Community Independent. This was done in a selection process pulled together by people from around the Hume electorate and across political persuasions, last year. Since then, she’s been touring the electorate, even after losing her dear husband to cancer during this time. Having spent 30 years in the electorate, Penny’s a true local. Her campaign is crowdfunded, unlike most of the candidates who are backed by big lobby groups (with vested interests). Penny aims to create more wealth for everyday Australians via investment in schools, hospitals, roads and basic infrastructure. She wants to protect workers, fix the economic debt, and protect the environment for future generations.  With hundreds of volunteers behind her, Ackery is the only likely candidate to be able to topple the incumbent. For this reason, we are recommending that whoever you used to vote for, this time you put Penny 1st. Thumbs up Penny Ackery! You are our no. 1 pick.

2. DONA, Sheneli

At age 23, a young entrant to the political arena. Also running as an independent and un-affiliated with parties or groups. Dona is a human rights activist and youth advocate. Established her own not-for-profit, youth-led human rights organisation. A relative unknown outside of her area of Appin and Wilton, she means well. But is unlikely to take the seat of Hume or break the 5% threshold.

3. BAINES, Greg 

The Labor candidate. Author, teacher and resident of Gunning, NSW. Albo has already made clear the seats he thinks Labor can win. Hume isn’t one of them. But Greg seems like a decent bloke from what we’ve seen. And deserves a solid score at 3rd place.

4. STEWART, Karen

From the Greens, Karen is a proponent of transparency in Government, a higher work participation for women, and a stronger paid parental leave scheme. She is also a strong supporter of environmental protections. Do we think the Greens could win this seat? Absolutely not. The Greens have averaged around the 5% mark in elections across this seat in previous elections. But they do try and help out those less fortunate. And so we are putting them in the middle of the pack.

5. DOLLINS, Garry

The United Australia Party candidate. Garry is a pilot and has put a solid effort in. We can’t say the same about the party boss, Clive Palmer. The nickel mine magnate refused to pay his own workers in 2016, the saga eventually costing us all, $17 million. While collecting a 6-figure salary as an MP, he attended his duties just 7% of the time, falling asleep at times.

6. THOMPSON, Rebecca

One Nation has a turbulent past. Founder Pauline Hanson originally started out as an independent. But like the time she dressed in a burqa in the chamber, One Nation has resorted to publicity stunts in a final ploy to stay relevant with attention-grabbing headlines. Ultimately, they’ve voted the same as the Liberal Party on nearly every issue, including on issues negatively impacting Australia’s aged, unemployed, disabled and indigenous population. We wish it wasn’t true, but a vote for One Nation, is a vote for the Liberal Party.

7. TAYLOR, Angus 

The Liberal Party candidate was voted the most incompetent Government Minister by AFR readers. And that’s no green rag. Taylor has been implemented in many scandals since coming to office 9 years ago. Most involving taxpayer funding directed to entities he’s been associated with. Half of all voters in our electorate surveyed did not feel confident that he puts the community interest above his own. That’s why we’re recommending that no matter who we support, we all Put Angus Last.