SA Candidates - Federal Election

South Australia

Senate (Upper House)

Graham Davies

Fellow of Engineers Australia, former VP Conservation Council SA, former National Chair of Sustainable Engineering Society

Graham has had senior leadership and board roles in small business, community groups (including VP of the Conservation Council of South Australia) and the corporate sector and was a former candidate and Energy/Environment spokesman for Xenophon’s SA BEST.

Graham is a chartered engineer with extensive experience in energy, resources, manufacturing, transport, health and defence. This diverse experience across a number of countries has facilitated the presentation of papers on technology, sustainability and economics. He has been a strong advocate for an holistic approach to sustainability including living within our planetary boundaries and looking at long term prosperity for all rather than short term economic gain for a few – including being a key author of Engineers Australia’s climate and sustainability policies.

Graham has tackled issues of justice, inequality, lack of transparency and accountability particularly in regard to corporate/government special deals, which have taken the ‘demos’ out of democracy.

Graham believes that politics is about how we as a society govern ourselves, how decisions made in parliament affect your everyday activities including housing affordability, jobs, planning and a healthy and sustainable environment. In his spare time, Graham enjoys time with his wife and daughters, bushwalking and volunteering – having mellowed from his wild youthful days of hang-gliding, rock-climbing, playing in bands, soccer and chess (perhaps the last is not too wild).

> More information on Graham's renewable energy advocacy here and here.

Robyn Coleman

Robyn has been a part of the workforce for many years commencing in Human Resource generalist roles then moving into Business Consulting for HR Software Companies and IT Project Contract roles as Project Manager and Business Analyst for State Government, Private and Not for Profit Organisations

Robyn is passionate about conservation and in protecting our environment and diversity of our plant, native species and the treatment and care of all animals.  She is concerned with our reliance on and the amount of Foreign Ownership and interference impacting our critical and strategic resources such as our farm land, water, and ports.

Over the years Robyn has seen many changes and is concerned that the current political climate is not responsive or relative to everyday Australians and she is concerned that our current political leaders are not providing innovative and sustainable opportunities for future generations.

In her spare time, Robyn enjoys listening to live 50-70s bands, rock'n'roll dancing, reading and catching up with family and friends.


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