|Legeslative Assembly Candidates|
|Che Tam Nguyen|
Tam Nguyen was born and raised in the Girrawheen District. After
studying Electronic Engineering and Business, he decided to follow his
passion for cooking instead. Tam trained to be a Chef in Singapore and
Perth. While still an apprentice, he started competing in culinary
competitions, winning his first gold medal in 2007. Since then, he has
continued to compete in Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand, Singapore and
Thailand, and represented Australia in the Culinary Olympics in Germany
in 2008 and 2012. With the success of his career and 18 medals under
his belt, Tam is now a partner in a restaurant.
In addition to
pursuing his career in the food and beverage industry, Tam has been
actively serving the community. He was previously a chaplain at
Girrawheen Senior High School and a Vietnamese church Youth Leader.
has extensive interest in conservative politics and business. Having
worked in the Joondalup area, he is acutely aware of the challenges
facing businesses there. He has business interests in both the mining
and the energy industries, with a focus on enhancing business
productivity through innovation. Nick is passionate about increasing
efficiency of doing business in Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor
of Science in Telecommunication Engineering.
Nick came to Perth after having lived and worked in Singapore and South-east Asia. He was originally from Sydney.
is a strong advocate of families and the importance of maintaining
family values in the Australian society. He is married to Chloe, and
has 6 grown-up children.
|Legeslative Council Candidates|
|North Metropolitan Region|
Henry is the Chairman and CEO of Refresh Group Ltd, an ASX-listed
company. He built the bottled water company from scratch to now have 6
factories across Australia.
Henry started his career in banking.
He subsequently held management positions in multi-national
corporations. Henry’s experience extends to small and medium
enterprises, being founding partner of a chain of child care centres
and a distribution business in Singapore. He was a licensed securities
dealer with the Singapore Stock Exchange. His extensive experience
includes businesses with many Asian countries.
Henry has lived
in the North Metropolitan region for more than 20 years. He is active
in social and community services. Henry was on the Board of Grace City
Church for 11 consecutive years. He subsequently sat on the Governing
Council of Edith Cowan University for 3 years and was a member of their
Resources Committee. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of Full
Gospel Business Australia WA and Family First Party WA.
holds a Master of Business Administration from Edith Cowan University.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Henry has
been happily married to Cara, a psychologist and pastor, for 34 years.
They have 2 adult children.
Croll is a teacher and counsellor. She enjoys serving her community
through various organisations which include disadvantaged community
outreach and sporting associations.
Lesley has been married for 30
years and is a mother of 3 adult children. She is passionate about
upholding the values that protect, honour and respect individuals and
communities. Lesley believes that the healthy traditional family unit
is the cornerstone of a flourishing community. Healthy individuals lead
to healthy families. Healthy families lead to healthy communities.
She has lived in the North Metropolitan region for many years.
|East Metropolitan Region|
D. Geddes has lived in the East Metropolitan Region for many years. He
is a loving family man married for 15 years with 6 children. Having
been a corporal in the Army Reserve and a team leader for Prison
Fellowship, Simon has a strong sense of community service and duty. He
has worked in the warehousing industry for most of his life and is a
structured and logical thinker.
A published author, Simon has a
heart for those trapped in addiction. Having a family member who
struggles with gender confusion, he is a staunch advocate for the
elimination of the Safe Schools program and same sex marriage.
supports conservative family values and believes that, though not
always possible, everyone is entitled to the benefits of a traditional
family structure, with both fathers and mothers having unique and
Steve Fuhrmann has lived in Australind for 26 years, has been married for 29 years and they have 3 adult daughters.
background is in the building industry having started a Drafting
Business in 1981. He is passionate about letting small business have a
Steve is a board member of WA Family First Party and is active in his local Church.
|Nigel Peter Irvine|
lives in the South Metro Region. He is a founding member of Family
First WA and has a deep set passion for conservative politics. A family
man, Nigel has been married for over 40 years and has 12 children and
Nigel has a Bachelor of Commerce in
Commercial Law and has business interests in engineering and industrial
relations. As a consultant, he provides advice to business owners on
industrial matters, and is a supplier of engineered components to the
Nigel is passionate advocate for the elimination of
modern day slavery and has campaigned against the Safe Schools gender
program and same sex marriage. Nigel believes the traditional family
unit is the cornerstone of our community.
Heng has been married for 35 years and has 2 adult children working in
Sydney and Berlin. She believes in the quality of life of
families. Cara is running as a candidate because she believes Family
First will champion families and their wellbeing.
On graduating from
the National University of Singapore she taught in junior and senior
schools as well as a tertiary institution for 14 years. After her
family migrated to Perth 21 years ago, Cara attended the University of
Western Australia and graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology. She is
now a registered Psychologist with her own practice. Cara contributes
to the community by offering counselling and personality testing.
is an ordained minister of the Australian Christian Churches. She is
the Associate Pastor of a local church and headed the Family Life
department as well as managed a leadership team of teachers.
has lived in the Agricultural Region most of his life and currently
resides in the Badjaling Aboriginal Community. He is a traditional
Noongar man from the Ballardong tribe in the wheat belt and has ties to
the Whudjuk tribe in Perth Metro.
Murray is a
keen advocate for human rights and has been involved in Aboriginal
affairs for many years. He was the Regional Chairperson of the ATSIC
Regional Council. He was also a Director or has worked with a number of
Aboriginal organisations like Perth Economic Noongar Foundation,
Western Australian Aboriginal Legal Service, Kaata-Moorda Aboriginal
Corporation, Aboriginal Cultural Materials Committee WA, Aboriginal
Housing Board WA, Wheatbelt Aboriginal Corporation, Aboriginal Land
Trust WA and Peedac Pty Ltd.
Murray is also involved with
environmental and heritage activities. He teaches Noongar culture,
heritage and bush tucker and runs his own business which provides
Aboriginal Cross Cultural Awareness Training, youth mentoring and
A Pastor/Evangelist of the Foursquare Gospel Church,
Murray also ministers to youth and young children on camps teaching
them life skills, respect, love and appreciation of God.
|Mining & Pastoral|
Dad and Grandad, Ian is a family man who enjoys a quiet life relaxing
as he is now semi retired. Married for over 40 years Ian has two
children and three grand daughters. Living in the South West he has
previously been employed as a boilermaker on various mine sites in WA
and understands the challenges of a FIFO worker and the strain it puts
on a family especially those who have young children. In his spare time
he enjoys playing golf.
Having served in the Rhodesian army he
appreciates the need to support veterans and look in our own backyard
before we take in more immigrants who have no desire to call Australia
home and accept the Australian way of life. An area of concern are the
drugs and the availability of ICE. It is a very real problem. Are we
sure that throwing them in jail is the answer? It takes approximately
ten times more of your tax payer dollar to house them, with all the
best facilities, in prison than it does to rehabilitate repeat
offenders. Our Government needs to look at a solution to the problem
and not continue to fill our Prisons at your expense.
in supporting families, especially in these tough times, because when
you have strong family unit you have a strong Australia. Most people
want a home of their own, to see their kids do well, live in a safe
neighbourhood and have a secure retirement.
VOTE 1 FAMILY FIRST
Married for more than 42 years, with three daughters, Bev had always believed strongly in traditional family values.
also stands firmly on the principle that strong families build strong
communities and has therefore become involved in many community events
and organisations over the years.
Bev has worked within the
Government and knows the importance of keeping politicians accountable
to the people they represent and serve! She believes Family First
is the Party to do that.
have lived in Bunbury, Western Australia for 34 years having emigrated
from Zimbabwe. I have been married to Ian for 42years and we have two
children and three granddaughters.
My background is sales and
marketing. I love taking time out to catch up with friends and enjoy
the occasional game of footy. I am a one eyed Eagles supporter, I love
my Church; enjoy singing and making the attempt to keep fit!
became involved with FAMILY FIRST 12 years ago as a founding member and
have been involved as a candidate in all Federal and State Elections
during this time as well as being a member of the Family First WA
Board. I served as a City Councilor in Bunbury between 2005 – 2007.
was closely involved with a small family business for 5 years and
appreciate the need to support and help grow them. Small business
represents around 97 per cent of all businesses in Western Australia.
Give them a fair go!
I want to see people rewarded for acting
responsibly and incentives to plan for the future. Our veterans,
disabled persons, pensioners and those struggling to make ends meet
must be the priority of the Government.
Many people today are
disillusioned with the major parties and are genuinely looking for a
credible alternative to represent them.
There is a need for a
responsible party with a strong, common sense voice in the Western
Australian State Parliament willing to work with all parties for the
good of all people.
With my life skills and sense of fairness I know I will represent you well in the Legislative Council.
The priority of FAMILY FIRST is your family.
What could be more important than that?
VOTE 1 – FAMILY FIRST in the SOUTH WEST REGION!