Steering Committee

Angela Vithoulkas,
small business woman, Sydney NSW
Interests: Sydney City Councillor, founder The Small Business Party, community


Lisa Maree Bentley, small business woman, mental health practitioner/coach, Williamstown VIC
Interests: community, families, small business, reform of democracy.

Liam Carroll, author, commodities trader, physiotherapist, Sydney NSW
Interests: Story-telling, community, innovation.


jilliantangney150Jillian Horton, clinical psychologist. Perth WA
Interests: Mental health, environment and sustainability, Independent Candidate for Tangney 2019
paullarcombePaul Larcombe, blind disability activist, auditor, Brisbane QLD
Interests: empowerment of people with disabilities and others without a voice, community services, reform of institutions

helenmclucas150Helen McLucas, community engagement, Sydney and Jindabyne, NSW
Interests: former Councillor City of Strathfield, disability, rural Australia


davidtreanorDavid Treanor, National Leader, L’Arche Community, Hobart TAS
Interests: Disability, natural relationships, community.


gaylejoyce150Gayle Joyce, Small business woman, community leader, Gawler SA
Interests: Suicide prevention, single-parent families, trans-Tasman links


GeraldineGonsalvez150Geraldine Gonsalvez, Community leader, Dandenong VIC
Interests: community, education, grassroots politics, local government, reform of institutions

Small Business Division

Martin Rambow, CEO Finance for Life, Sydney NSW
Interests: small business finance, foster care, community


DavidAbrahams2Deputy Director
David Abrahams, small business IT, community development, Gosford NSW
Independent Candidate for Robertson 2019

Seniors Division

Chris Osborne, retired, President Seniors United Party of Australia, Sydney NSW
Interests: seniors, retirement, unions, community

frankbarber1Deputy Director
Frank Barber, retired health insurance executive, Melbourne VIC
Interests: seniors, retirement, health care, electoral reform

Regional and Rural Division

Tim Burrow, former CEO Agribusiness Australia, Adelaide SA
Interests: agriculture, northern Australia, reform of democracy, Christian faith.



Deputy Director
Conor Hallahan, project manager, water infrastructure, Kingston TAS
Interests: infrastructure, education, reform of democracy.


grahamclune150Deputy Director
Graham Clune, engineering, procurement, contract management, Strathpine QLD
Interests: lifelong advocate for rural Australia, reform of democracy

NDIS and Mental Health Division

soniaellem150Deputy Director
Sonia Ellem, Carer of family member with mental illness, documentary photographer, Brisbane QLD
Interests: mental health, NGOs in health and social services

annemariecollins150colourDeputy Director
Anne Marie Collins, Psychologist and family mediator, Olinda VIC
Interests: mental health, families, natural relationships of care

Children and Families Division

Sam Agelis, Coordinator Livingstone Community Centre, Melbourne VIC
Interests: families, extended families, work-family balance, community


Deputy Director
Natasha Coster, Former Director Federation of Parents & Citizens Associations, Penrith NSW
Interests: schools, parents, voluntary community organisations

Centrelink and Employment Division

Paul Waddy, Under-employed, truckdriver, Perth WA
Interests: training, employment services, reform of institutions

geoffreygraham150Deputy Director
Geoffrey Graham, Unemployed, volunteer, Sydney NSW
Interests: employment, employment services, carers.

leslierogan150Deputy Director
Leslie Rogan, Unemployed, lived mental illness experience, Sydney NSW
Interests: mental health, carers, built heritage

Vern Hughes,
Director Civil Society Australia, Melbourne VIC

Interests: Australian history, self-help and mutual aid, friendly societies, Christian social thought, distributism