The next Federal election could be called at any time and must be held by May 2022. Voices of Wentworth will be keeping an eye on all candidates as they declare their candidacy and will be publishing profiles of each Wentworth candidate standing at the next election. The results of our Wentworth community survey will be used to compile a Candidate Policy Questionnaire to be distributed to all candidates for their feedback. The survey results and candidate responses will be published in a report prior to the next election.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Federal MP for Wentworth is Dave Sharma. Dave is a member of the Liberal Party of Australia and has previously worked as a diplomat and Australia’s Ambassador to Israel. Details of Dave’s voting record in our Federal Parliament can be found here.
According to his website, Dave stands for the following policies:
Strong Economic Management
Protecting our natural environment
Responsible action on climate change
Lower, fairer taxes
More public high school choices
Improve transport and schools infrastructure
Tackle housing affordability
We are aware that a number of long-term Wentworth residents (Wentworth Independents) are organising to raise funds and select an independent candidate to run at the next Federal election. See: AFR: Turnbull’s old seat new target of campaign to unseat liberals, 9 August 2021.
We understand that they are currently seeking input from the community to help them to find a suitable candidate - so if you or someone you know would like to apply to be the candidate or to find out about this process, please visit their website.
Baz Du Bois is a master builder and TV personality (The Living Room). Baz is a cancer survivor - an experience he says woke him up to the need to intervene in politics.
Baz will be running as an Independent candidate for the federal Senate (Upper House) for one of the 12 available Senate seats representing NSW in the Senate. The Senate has the important role of reviewing legislation. Currently, NSW is represented in the Senate by the Australian Labor Party, the Liberal National Coalition and the Greens. To be clear, he will NOT be standing as an Independent candidate for the House of Representatives (Lower House) seat of Wentworth or any other electorate.