Tell us about yourself
I am a new father, a medical researcher and a teacher in training. I am passionate about improving the health and well-being of all people. My family immigrated to Australia from Lebanon when I was 2 years old, and benefited greatly from the opportunities Australia provided. I want to make sure that ALL Australians continue to receive those same opportunities.
Why choose to be a candidate for the Democrats?
Evidence over ideology. The Australian Democrats stand for honesty, integrity, and fairness, values I strongly believe in.
What would you most want to achieve in your first term as a Senator?
Introduction of safeguards to protect and expand Australia’s universal healthcare system. A plan to secure Australia’s science and research workforce to make sure Australia is well prepared for future challenges.
Supporting Roger is:
Sandra Kanck, Democrats no. 2 Senate candidate for SA and Democrats spokesperson for Early childhood development
Known for her 15 years as a member of the South Australian Parliament, Sandra Kanck has been a political activist for more than half a century and continues to be, campaigning on issues such as nuclear proliferation, the impacts of increasing human population on the environment and human rights.