Sustainable Australia - Members of Parliament
Clifford Hayes - Member of the Legislative Council (Southern Metropolitan Region), Victorian State Parliament
Clifford has spent over forty years in the film and television industry as an editor and producer. He has worked for a large television production company in the early days of his career after which, he freelanced and worked for production and post-production companies, including directing his own company.
Clifford entered politics when he was elected to Council in 2005 for the City of Bayside, on the sole issue of opposing high rise development which was a major issue at that time in his neighbourhood. He went on to become Mayor of Bayside, always fighting for better planning and infrastructure outcomes and pointing to rapid population and immigration growth problem.
In the 2018 Victorian State Election, Cliff ran as the lead candidate for Sustainable Australia in the Southern Metropolitan Region and was elected to the Legislative Council.
Lynnette Saloumi - Councillor, City of Monash
An Eastern Metropolitan resident of 22 years, Lynnette was elected City of Monash Councillor following several years as Monash Ratepayers’ spokesperson.
Lynnette has been successful in business development roles with Small Business Victoria, Commonwealth and Local Governments and private sector enterprises. She has previously started retail, importing and consultancy businesses, taught at TAFE and secured grants for Disability and CALD communities. Current memberships include Multicultural, Environmental and Positive Ageing advisory committees, and EIBC Board. Her credibility as an authentic community supporter is evidenced by extensive volunteering.
Lynnette's priorities include: Community collaboration; transparency and accountability; expanded powers of integrity bodies; retention of public lands; accessible mental health & rehabilitation services; creative affordable housing solutions; future-focussed transport and accelerated transition to renewables.