Federal Elections 2019
VOTING 1 for Australian Christians is NOT a wasted vote. Send a strong message that Family values, Freedom of Expression and Human Life matters.
- PROTECTING your freedom of speech and religious expression.
- In promoting healthy programs in our SCHOOLS.
- HUMAN LIFE is PRECIOUS in all stages and it ought to be protected.
- Good stewardship of our FINANCES is vital.
- LOOK AFTER the most vulnerable.
- We need to be good stewards and caretakers of our ENVIRONMENT.
Ellen Joubert Lead Senate Candidate
She contends all Australians rights to freedom of expression should be upheld... Read more
Introducing Ellen Joubert Lead Senate Candidate AC
Ellen Joubert is a wife, mother, speaker, coach, mentor, and author. As a business woman she believes in building people’s skills in leadership and confidence.
Ellen owned her own business for several years, and also had a successful career in media advertising for twelve years with numerous accolades. Five years’ experience as a Senior Advertising Executive and Trainer.
In addition to her work experience she completed a diploma in management and diploma in human resources. She is currently a coach and mentor for women and children in building their self-confidence. As a certified John Maxwell Team Trainer and Coach, she assists people and businesses in growing their team’s leadership and sales skills.
As an author Ellen published two books: Style Yourself with Confidence and How to Look and Feel Younger for Longer. Her third book Clothed for the King will be published later this year.
Ellen previously ran as a candidate in the by-election in 2017 and she has chosen to represent Australian Christians again because she believes in preserving our Australian way of life, and our Judeo-Christian heritage.
She contends all Australians rights to freedom of expression should be upheld, as we practice the faith of our choosing peacefully and respectfully.
Maryka Groenewald Second Senate Candidate
Maryka Groenewald is the second senate candidate for Australian Christians. Maryka is also... Read more
Introducing Maryka Groenewald for Second Senate Candidacy.
Maryka Groenewald is the second senate candidate for Australian Christians. Maryka is also the State Director for Australian Christians for the last three years. She believes in thriving school communities as she was the National Program Manager for the School Passport Program for five years. This involved community program plans across Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. The School Passport Program’s purpose was to identify barriers to participation engagement in school and Maryka worked across 70 school and community sites.
Maryka started the Young Council of Women’s Group WA and has experience as a board member for many groups and organisations. In 2016, she ran as a candidate for the first time in the Federal election for the electorate of Moore.
In whatever role she is in, she aims to connect, empower and support a wide range of people to become active and effective members in their local community. Maryka’s degree in Community Development and Politics, volunteering, passion for community development and experience in the political sphere qualify her for Senate candidacy.
Maryka lives in Perth with her husband and immigrated from South Africa in 2001, she loves Australia and became a citizen as soon as she could.
Janine Vander Ven
Janine Vander Ven is a registered nurse, a mother of three and has been married for 32 yea... Read more
Introducing Janine Vander Ven for the Electorate of Brand.
Janine Vander Ven is a registered nurse, a mother of three and has been married for 32 years. She completed her training at Fremantle Hospital and worked briefly in Exmouth, before doing two years in Michigan. More recently she has worked in general practice in Pinjarra and Mandurah, with the last several years in Bentley, within an aged care village.
While Janine has worked primarily in general practice, she is concerned about our mental health system and would want to see changes to make every hospitalisation safe. She is concerned about the level of funding for Aged Care and the issues surrounding My Aged Care and NDIS.
She is also very concerned about the welfare of the mentally ill and aims to see separation of the sexes and same sex care for female patients. She has been very involved in her children’s education, as she helped start Foundation Christian College in Mandurah. She believes parents rights’ should be championed by the Government, not undermined with indoctrinating children.
Janine shares Australian Christians’ values and, if elected, she would continue to work to see assistance provided for mothers and seek to protect the unborn, and all who are weak, sick or vulnerable; and maintain justice, our religious freedom and our right to free speech. She believes Australia can once again be the “land of opportunity” by returning to our Judeo-Christian roots, upon which our society was founded. Treating others the way you want to be treated, is a golden rule she values.
Warnar Spyker is a lawyer who lives in Southern River and is married with six children. Wa... Read more
Introducing Warner Spyker for the Electorate of Burt.
Warnar Spyker is a lawyer who lives in Southern River and is married with six children. Warnar has lived in the Federal Electorate of Burt for the past 37 years, worked locally in Canning Vale for more than 12 years so he has a sound understanding of the social and legal challenges facing our community. He would want to develop and provide positive solutions to these issues.
Practicing law for many years has given Warnar a thorough understanding of the need to retain the Judeo-Christian values on which our western democracy was founded. He will strive to uphold this, as recognised within the preamble to the Australian Constitution, that we are a nation “humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God”. Warnar is an articulate, knowledgeable and well-connected candidate who will promote policies that support and strengthen these values.
Warnar has a passion for his personal faith, the law and taking care of his neighbours, and will seek to be an effective and compassionate representative for the people of Burt.
Jamie van Burgel
Jamie van Burgel is the Australian Christians candidate for the Canning area. He completel... Read more
Introducing Jamie van Burgel for the Electorate of Canning.
Jamie van Burgel is the Australian Christians candidate for the Canning area. He completely agrees with the majority of residents that a candidate’s’ connection to the electorate is very important (63% as per the latest ReachTEL poll). Jamie has a strong, continuing relationship with the Canning area, he has spent his entire life living within the electorate. He is a father to four children and a husband.
Jamie is no stranger to politics, having been a candidate in four selections since 2010 for Canning and Armadale. Jamie has been chosen to run again, and he believes that having a viable conservative option to vote for is important. Over the years, when Jamie is out fledging in politics, he is reminded of Don Randall’s advice, who initially helped him launch his political career. The advice was “You Talk, I’ll listen”.
Jamie is representing Australian Christians because he believes it’s policies set it apart from every other minor or major party that will run in this year’s election. Jamie and his wife have been involved and members of Australian Christians for 18 years. Acknowledging the Christian values upon which Australia was founded, is beneficial for all Australians. These values fit hand in hand with the Aussie way of life – giving everyone a ‘fair go’. Jamie is proud to be representing Australian Christians and what it stands for in 2019.
Brady is the Vice President and Membership Registrar for the Australian Association for Re... Read more
Introducing Brady Williams for the Electorate of Hasluck.
Brady is the Vice President and Membership Registrar for the Australian Association for Religious Education WA. This provides an opportunity to advocate for chaplaincy and religious education in schools. Brady is endorsed by the Board of CREW Ministers Inc, which was set-up to encourage the recruitment and training of volunteers to teach Christian Values Education in government schools. CREW also provides training events to equip those involved in children’s care and ministry at schools, churches or in the community.
Brady’s involvement in the Professional Teaching Council of WA provides a leadership and development role for the enhancement of all teaching departments in primary, secondary and tertiary education environments.
Brady is passionate about Christian values, nurturing school communities, community service and families. He is married and has four children, who are all working and studying adults.
Rex Host has lived in Western Australian his whole life. He has been married for 14 years ... Read more
Introducing Rex Host for the Electorate of Moore.
Rex Host has lived in Western Australian his whole life. He has been married for 14 years and resides in Heathridge, where he works as an electrical engineer. Rex has a passion for a range of issues affecting Australians, including human rights, law, finance, the environment, health and taxes.
Rex believes in the best interest of children, and that parents as the primary educators of their children should have the right to opt-out of non-core educational programs that do not align with their beliefs and traditions.
Rex believes individuals need to be able to have their say in a democracy. It is his ambition to help people to vote on matters that they would ordinarily be afraid to speak out for, because of a powerful but minor section of the community. He supports freedom of conscience and belief for all in public life. Rex refers to the Magna Carta, as the essence of common law that safeguards the rights of the individual over the powerful, and he would want to assist government to achieve this charter’s purpose.
Rex has chosen to represent Australian Christians because it is shaped by Christian values, of honesty, integrity, hope, respect, moral law, freedom, justice and sacrifice. He believes in the policies because they are based on biblical principles that give the best protection and support to every Australian, no matter how young or old, strong or frail. The Australian Christians candidates uphold these values and play an important role in the future development of Western Australia.
Ian t’Hart is a local Christian school teacher, born and raised in the beautiful city of A... Read more
Introducing Ian t’Hart for the Electorate of O’Connor.
Ian t’Hart is a local Christian school teacher, born and raised in the beautiful city of Albany. He has a supportive family, with six children and he has been married for 20 years. Ian initially completed a business certificate at TAFE, and set up a retail painting business which he operated for 12 years. Ian appreciates the value of local businesses and farming to our local economy. As a mature aged student, Ian completed his Bachelor of Education at Albany’s UWA and Curtin Universities. Ian recognises the value of higher education and would support more opportunities to connect higher education with job opportunities in the region of Albany.
Ian has a keen interest in health and physical fitness. He enjoys canoeing, cycling and promotes physical activity. He supports safe, quality bicycle paths for the region, particularly to better aid school children.
Ian believes in traditional family values which is why he will represent the Australian Christians Party. As a member he believes in the value of a strong conservative voice, which upholds christian values. Voting for Ian t’Hart is an opportunity for strong representation, based on christian values of respect, dedication and a willingness to serve and support growth in the region.
Kevin Host is the Australian Christian’s candidate for Stirling. Kevin has enjoyed life in... Read more
Introducing Kevin Host for the Electorate of Stirling.
Kevin Host is the Australian Christian’s candidate for Stirling. Kevin has enjoyed life in Western Australia for more than 60 years.
He is as a devoted husband and a plumber by trade. Kevin represented Australian Christians in 2013, contesting the seat of Perth at the State election.
A particular area of policy interest for Kevin is financial stability. He would like to see Australia reduce its reliance on the international importation of goods in many sectors.
Steve Klomp is the Australian Christians candidate for Swan for the coming Federal electio... Read more
Introducing Steve Klomp for the Electorate of Swan.
Steve Klomp is the Australian Christians candidate for Swan for the coming Federal election. Steve has lived in Swan all of his life, and is committed to fighting for his constituents on all local issues, such as tax, roads, our share of the GST and small businesses. He wants to represent Swan on the wider issues of refugee and immigration policy, traditional marriage and the right to life, from conception to natural death.
Steve describes himself as an ordinary man who has led a very fortunate life. Steve has been married for nearly thirty nine years and he and his wife have been blessed with six wonderful children and three grandchildren. Steve is tertiary qualified, with wide life experience and lots of community involvement. He describes himself as sensible, rational and a reasonably well educated man with a business, media and education background. Steve comments that he is a flawed man, but likes to get on with working with and helping people.
His objective is to put Australia’s future ahead of his own aspirations. He highly values making sound decisions on issues that affect the people of Swan and the wider Australian community.
Deonne Kingsford is the Australian Christians candidate for Curtin for 2019. Deonne loves ... Read more
Introducing Deonne Kingsford for the Electorate of Curtin.
Deonne Kingsford is the Australian Christians candidate for Curtin for 2019. Deonne loves Western Australian, and has been a local since 1989. Deonne is retired from the Real Estate and Hospitality Industry, but still works in Airbnb. She has taught in Primary Schools for twenty years and has a passion to empower children to have a better future. Whilst Dionne does not have children, her own friends and church families consider her a spiritual mum and guardian. She believes children should know the same freedoms she knew as a child. Dionne contends chaplaincy plays a vital role in the holistic care of children, she has been serving on chaplaincy committees since 1997 to help fundraise for chaplaincy services.
She believes Australian Christians Party is the best vehicle to promote family values, that will impact the major party’s policies for the better. Deonne believes being a part of Australian Christians means being a grounded leader and person.
Deonne believes in being a voice to the most vulnerable, specifically for children and the elderly. She contends democracy means that we can all speak up on issues which we find important, which affect our community.