2019 Federal Election Candidates



Senate (Upper House)

John Haydon

Economist, former federal Immigration Department official and President of our ACT branch.

John has held senior positions during his 25 years with the federal Department of Immigration, and as well as the Bureau of Statistics. He holds three university degrees including a Bachelor of Economics, and a Masters of Business Administration from Adelaide University.

As someone trained in economics, John is concerned at the waste that results from unsustainable population growth and property speculation. John suggests if Australians weren’t paying high property prices, savings could be better spent on starting new businesses, generating jobs, including in manufacturing which he believes has been given away by the Big Parties.

John has held leadership positions in community education organisations at the ACT and national levels where he advocated to government for effective and efficient public schooling in the ACT and nationally. When he is not asking for the vote for Sustainable Australia, John enjoys riding his bike through the countryside, and life with his wife and their daughter who attends the local high school.


Senate (Upper House)

Cameron Murray

Economist, corruption and property market specialist, and co-author of Game of Mates.

Cameron is an economist known for his fresh ideas. He consults to a variety of community groups and organisations looking to shape public policy for the better, specialising in the areas of housing and planning, environmental protection, and corruption. 

Cameron also teaches a number of post-graduate courses at the University of Queensland's including macroeconomics, globalisation and the MBA economics course, and is actively involved in modernising the economics discipline as a member of the Economics Society of Australia. His frequent writing and social media presence has a broad reach, helping to shape Australia’s economic and political discussion. He has a PhD on the economics of corruption, entitled Game of Mates, has opened the lid on routine political favouritism that costs Australian’s billions. 

When away from the keyboard he is active in his local community community association and is a board member of Sport Climbing Queensland. Most weekends he can be found on the sidelines of sports grounds across Brisbane cheering on his two sons.

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  • Sustainable Australia Party
    commented 2019-02-03 13:03:50 +1100
    Hi Yasmin,

    We are managing all candidate applications in head office. Feel free to send any interested parties here: https://www.sustainableaustralia.org.au/candidates
    They may wish to subscribe to our newsletter first which can be found here: https://www.sustainableaustralia.org.au/enewsletter

    Kind regards,

    Mark Ferris
    National Coordinator
    Sustainable Australia
  • Yasmin Bartlett
    commented 2019-02-03 12:37:11 +1100
    Cameron Murray
    I have some contacts in Queensland on Sunshine coast, Gold coast and inland QLD who are interested in Sustainability and have many of the core values of Sustainable Australia. Please contact me if you would like to link up with these persons. Yasmin