STATE ELECTION 2021
Australian Christians WA is getting ready for the 2021 State Election.
Voting 1 for Australian Christians is never a wasted vote! Faith, Families, and Freedom Matter.
- Strengthening young people, families, and marriages. Improve funding for mental health and counselling services available to families. AC cares about you and your loved ones.
- Promoting choice & healthy School environments for both student and teacher.
- No human life should be for sale. AC supports the Nordic approach to reduce human trafficking and child exploitation.
- Good stewardship of State Finances is vital. AC will stand against corruption in local and State departments.
- Protecting the most vulnerable – the orphan, the elderly, the homeless, the refugee and the unborn.
- Power of reconciliation. AC is committed to fight for the disempowered, including our Indigenous brothers and sisters.
- Being good caretakers of our precious Environment. Reduce harmful plastics and improve WA’s recycling systems.
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.
Trevor Young – Candidate for Agriculture
For 41 of his 64 years, Trevor has been happily married to Jacky. They have raised 3 children, who are now married and they are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren. Trevor and Jacky have spent most of their married life owning and running a sheep and cereal farm in Woodanilling. Trevor is very involved and highly respected within the local community. He has been a Shire Councillor since 2005, and was elected as Deputy Shire President in 2007. He has been involved in the Landcare Committee since 1986, acting in various roles (President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and is currently chairing the Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone Management Committee.
Through his involvement in the landcare committee, as well as other organisations, Trevor has built an extensive network of contacts within the Agricultural region. Through these contacts he has developed a broad understanding of the issues facing electors within the region.
Trevor has previously stood as a candidate for the 2010 Senate election, and whilst failing to win a seat he was still in the running when the last senate seat was allocated. For the 2013 and 2017 State elections Trevor stood as the upper house candidate for Australian Christians in the Agricultural region and while failing to win a seat he was able to have a significant impact on the outcome. Within Australian Christians, Trevor has been a member of the state council since it’s formation, and he was elected to the role as WA President in June 2014.
Trevor is a university graduate, and previously worked as a Licensed Surveyor. He has been an active member of the CDP (now AC) for the past 12 years, and is currently a member of the State Council. Both Trevor and Jacky are actively involved in the Woodanilling Community Church, currently serving as Joint Leaders since the start of 2018.
He is passionate about ensuring that the Judeo Christian values that are the basis of Australian government and society are preserved and that our freedoms of belief and expression are not curtailed. He believes that all sectors of Australian society need to be valued and respected including regional Australia for it’s true worth.
Maryka Groenewald – Candidate for East Metro
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Maryka was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She immigrated to Perth, with her family when she was 13 years old. For the past 15 years, she has worked with a range of communities across Australia.
Maryka started as an advocacy worker for children in care, lobbying the Government for better service provision and support for children leaving State care. This led Maryka to community development. She was the National Project Manager for a program she helped to develop, called the School Passport Program. The program was a huge success, and an effective engagement tool that increased volunteerism, attendance, and social cohesion in schools. Maryka worked with over 3000 families across Western Australia, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. She fostered invaluable networks with local businesses, organisations, and governments.
Maryka remarked “Those were the best times – travelling the Nation and effecting change – real tangible change. We helped thousands of families through this Program, and my eyes were opened to the gaps in policy at a political level and what happened at a community level. Bureaucracy was a real hindrance”.
Whilst many see their faith as a liability, Maryka has always viewed hers as an asset. “We all have a particular worldview, mine has always encouraged me to think about others first. My faith has played a huge role in shaping my commitment to serve others. I aspire to see our communities transformed through good policy that keeps families healthy, and businesses thriving”.
Maryka believes strong communities stem from healthy families and good employment opportunities. “Familial stresses have a large impact on a person’s mental health. I would like to see mental health services extended to support not only the individual – but couples and families. Most people cannot afford the counselling or psychology fees per session”. Australian Christians is the only party committed to putting your family’s interests first.
In addition, Maryka has also volunteered for various Youth Groups, The National Council of Women, Detention Centres, and various Prisons.
Maryka’s passion for Community Development and Politics has enabled her to appreciate both sides of the spectrum and she is now a committed voice for East Metro. Committed to serving its people, its interests and developing more opportunities for young people.
Madeleine Goiran – Candidate for Thornlie
Born and educated in France, Madeleine has lived most of her life in her adopted country of Australia where she studied, worked, and raised a family.
Her areas of specific interest are Education, Family Welfare, and the Value of Christian Voices in Politics. She holds a Master of Education degree and has worked as a Secondary teacher for over 40 years. Madeleine has been involved in Christian politics for the last 30 years, representing a Christian voice at State and local elections.
Madeleine has a passion for good education where parents, schools, and community work together for the benefit of all children. She feels her own firsthand experience with families and young people together with Christian wisdom learnt over the years, have prepared her well to be a sensible voice for the well-being of families at a time where other influences are undermining the Judeo-Christian foundations of our nation. She authored a first book in 2019- Christian Drums in the Public Square- as an encouragement for Christians to engage in the public discourse of our nation.
Madeleine has served in several church committees. She volunteers with her district Youth Care Association and serves as secretary for the WA Australian Christian Party.
Brian Warburton – Candidate for West Swan
Brian comes from a working class family, and immigrated with his family from the U.K to Perth in 1965. Serving an apprenticeship in Auto Electrical Engineering, he qualified and worked as a private business owner, and on the mines of Western Australia.
Having worked with people from all walks of life, Brian can relate to many community issues. He also has experience in coordinating and building sporting clubs and Leagues, along with managing events. Brian is an incredible organiser, teacher and communicator. He is passionate about children’s education, and securing help for struggling businesses and families.
Brian will be a bold voice for Christian values in Parliament, one that spruiks Hope and Respect.
Married and living in swan View, Brian and his wife have 4 grown up married children and Grandchildren.