ACT Candidates - Federal Election

Australian Capital Territory

Senate (Upper House)

Joy Angel

Joy Angel was born in Lockhart in regional NSW and grew up in a farming family. Her father was a returned WW2 serviceman who became a farmer in Coleambally. Being a farmer’s daughter, Joy loves the country life and has a real connection to the land.

Joy moved to Canberra in the early 80s to help run a family business in the building industry. As a mother, raising three children solo in the 90s she found Canberra offered support and opportunities to build a better future.

Joy is currently an office manager in a small business legal firm. Her extensive work experience includes banking in Albury and a 25-year career in the Commonwealth public service, with roles in procurement, health and defence.

Joy has a track record of supporting her community. She volunteers with her local Community Fire Unit and is providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also enjoys being involved in school reading programs in several local primary schools.

Joy is a strong advocate for human rights including for a reduction in violence against women and children. She wants to see timely access to mental health for the younger generation and for childcare to be more affordable for people on low incomes. She is also concerned about the older and sometimes forgotten members of our community and aged care.

As a long-term resident of Canberra, Joy has seen the city grow and mature into the beautiful city that it is now and is a fierce defender of the “Bush Capital”. 

Joy believes in protecting our environment for future generations, stopping over development and wants to see more done to encourage and inform residents of the ACT the importance of green spaces and the benefits of increasing biodiversity in the garden environment in the ACT.

Joy ran as a Senate candidate for Sustainable Australia in the 2019 federal election and the Eden-Monaro by-election in 2020.

Joy believes that the coming Federal Election offers voters an opportunity to send a clear message to the two major parties that we’re not happy with business-as- usual politics - including rampant overdevelopment and systemic political corruption.

John Haydon

John has held senior positions during his 25 years with the federal Department of Immigration, 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.

Campaign issues and policies

In the 2022 federal election, Sustainable Australia Party candidates are campaigning to:

  • Protect our environment
  • Stop overdevelopment
  • Stop corruption

And much more!

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Contact our Senate candidates here.