WA Candidates - Federal Election

Western Australia

Senate (Upper House)

Karen Oborn

Karen is a social scientist and researcher. With nearly three decades of local government experience in all facets of the sector, including strategic land use planning and policy development as well as major construction projects. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable land, community and economic development.

Karen resides in Mandurah and is also  developing a small acreage using regenerative agriculture in the Wheatbelt. In addition Karen is a board member and volunteer treasurer for a not for profit community capacity-building organisation. Karen enjoys bush walks, recreational fishing and the arts.

Ryan Oostryck

Ryan Oostryck has been a resident of Perth his entire life, and currently resides in Leederville. He has also spent plenty of time in regional WA, especially Coral Bay where his family holiday frequently, and worked FIFO at various mine sites throughout the State, giving him a strong grasp of regional issues.

Ryan is passionate about sustainable development, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development and a Graduate Diploma in Renewable Energy from Murdoch University. He also works as an Environment Manager for a multinational service provider, championing their global sustainability program within Australia.

Ryan's current and past community volunteering includes Foodbank WA, Murdoch University Guild, and various Coastcare and Landcare groups around Perth. His pastimes include beach volleyball, scuba diving, and playing guitar and drums.

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!

SAP's state and federal policy platform can be found here:



Contact our Senate candidates here.