Candidates with Christian Faith and Values

Legislative Council (Upper House)

Name Region Party Faith & Values
Renee Heath Eastern Victoria Liberal
Milton Wilde Eastern Victoria Family First
Natasha Sawtell Eastern Victoria Family First
James Unkles Eastern Victoria United Australia
Paul Wilson Eastern Victoria United Australia
Irene Ling North Eastern Metro Liberal
Kirsten Langford North Eastern Metro Liberal
Alister Cameron North Eastern Metro Family First
Nina van Strijp North Eastern Metro Family First
Gaelle Broad Northern Victoria National
Michael White Northern Victoria Family First
Carol Norton-Smith Northern Victoria Family First
Geoff Shaw Northern Victoria United Australia
Evan Mulholland Northern Metro Liberal
Imad Hirmiz Northern Metro Family First
Denise Lowry Northern Metro Family First
Vickie Janson Southern Metro Family First
Alex Van Der End Southern Metro Family First
Ann-Marie Hermans South Eastern Metro Liberal
Lee Jones South Eastern Metro Family First
Colleen Hayward South Eastern Metro Family First
Matt Babet South Eastern Metro United Australia
Geraldine Gonsalvez South Eastern Metro Health Australia Party
Bernie Finn MP Western Metro Labour DLP
Moira Deeming Western Metro Liberal
Darren Buller Western Metro Family First
Mary Filmer Western Metro Family First
Dean Cronkwright Western Victoria Family First
Chioma Ikeh Western Victoria Family First
Terri Pryse-Smith Western Victoria One Nation
Natalie Failla Western Victoria United Australia
Keith Raymond Western Victoria United Australia


Incumbent Candidates who voted FOR Religious Freedom

Name  Region  Party  Religious Freedom
Jeff Bourman MP  Eastern Victoria  Shooters, Fishers and Farmers
Tim Quilty MP  Northern Victoria  Liberal Democrats
David Limbrick MP  South Eastern Metro  Liberal Democrats
Bev McArthur MP  Western Victoria  Liberal
A balance of power in the Upper House is crucial to hold the government accountable and block bills that are potentially anti-faith. Hence, it is imperative that you know where your preferences are going when you fill out the Upper House ballot.
By voting below the line, you can have your preferences within your own control, and avoid your preferences being manipulated under the “group voting tickets” system. You need to number at least 5 preferences below the line.
However, if you are confident as to where the party’s preferences are being directed, you can choose to vote above the line. You can check how parties direct their preferences here if you vote above the line:
How you vote for the Upper House is crucial to help safeguard the next four years.



ACL cannot tell you who to vote for.  We can however share information about candidates. Some candidates will be stronger Christians than others.  If a few good candidates get elected to the upper house, they may be able to frustrate the progressive social agenda of an incumbent government.