Victorian Socialists Federal Election Launch

Join the Victorian Socialists and our candidates on April 6th as we launch our Federal Election campaign.

Victorian Socialists is a new party set up because it’s time there was an openly socialist voice in Australian politics that fights inequality, stands up for working class people, defends migrants and refugees from scapegoating, and campaigns for a radical response to the climate crisis that doesn’t rely on failed “market solutions”.

Our first campaign was the state election last year, where we received nearly 19,000 first preference votes in the upper house seat of Northern Metropolitan.

We will be back campaigning across the northern suburbs this year – standing candidates for the three lower house seats in Melbourne’s north, Calwell, Wills and Cooper.

All our candidates are socialists who have a long history fighting for working class communities and for social justice.

Jerome Small is the candidate for the outer-northern electorate of Calwell. He has been a construction worker for two decades and he’s been a trade unionist activist for his whole working life. He is a long time anti-war and anti-racism campaigner.

Sue Bolton is the candidate for Wills. She’s been a socialist councillor on the Moreland City Council since 2012. She has a strong record of standing up for her community against greedy developers and to demand action on the toxic waste dumps that scar the northern suburbs.

Kath Larkin is the candidate for Cooper. She is a rank and file leader with the Rail, Tram and Bus Union. In 2015 she helped organise the first strike in rail in 18 years and from 2014-2017 she was the RTBU Women’s Officer to give women a stronger voice in the industry.

The Victorian Socialists will fight to put people before profit.
- Tax the rich to fix health and education
- Higher wages and workers rights
- Reverse privatisation
- Stand against racism
- Act now on climate emergency

Drinks and snacks available at the launch.


  • April 06, 2019 at 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Preston City Hall
  • Liz Walsh

    0405 736 265

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