Australian Labor Party:

Stephen Jones is the Federal Member for Whitlam and Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government and Regional Communications.

First elected in 2010, Stephen Jones represented the Southern Illawarra seat of Throsby, which was re-named Whitlam. Stephen was re-elected in 2013 and 2016.

Prior to entering Federal Parliament, Stephen graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Laws degree.

Stephen has previously worked as a community worker for different disability, youth and health services and as a lawyer for the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).

Labor has introduced “Our Fair Go Action Plan” which intends to fix schools, hospitals, restore funding and invest in cheaper cleaner energy.


The Greens:

For 15 years Jamie Dixon has worked as an alpaca shearer, with contracts across four states of Australia and in eight other countries.

“This has provided me with fantastic opportunities to experience both the diversity, and the commonalities, of many people and cultures – from all walks of life,” Jamie said.

Jamie is currently studying psychology online through Charles Sturt University as he plans for a career in personal counselling.

“I have a special interest in providing frontline mental healthcare, as it is underfunded and hard to access in our community,” Jamie said.

The Greens’ policy is to improve social justice and the environment hand-in-hand, and to create a fair and sustainable world.


Angelo Cuda is to represent the United Australia Party as a candidate for the Whitlam electorate in this years upcoming Federal election.

Candidates for the Liberal Party and other parties are yet to be announced.


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