Federal Election 2022: Meet the candidates of Greek background

On Saturday, all eligible citizens over the age of 18 will need to head down to their local polling booth to cast their vote for the 2022 federal election.

This year at the close of nominations 1,624 candidates had stood for election, 28 of who are of Greek heritage.

Of the more than 1,200 candidates in the federal election running for the House of Representatives, just 100 (8%) come from backgrounds other than Anglo-Australian, according to lists compiled by the Asian Australian Alliance and the Centre of Multicultural Political Engagement, Literacy and Leadership (Compell). There are a further 38 diverse candidates running for the Senate.

Less than 40% (458) of House candidates are women, with the majority of both diverse and female candidates running as challengers in safe or fairly safe seats.

Here is a list with the names and electoral divisions of the candidates of Greek background:


House of Representatives Candidates 

-Division Barton, Dimitri Honos, United Australia Party

-Division Berowra, Nicholas Samios, Liberal Democratic Party

-Division Reid, Fiona Martin, Liberal Party of Australia

-Division Mitchell, Alex Hawke, Liberal Party of Australia

-Division Calare, Adam John Jannis, United Australia Party

-Division PatersonAngela Ketas, Informed Medical Options Party

-Division Cowper, Faye Aspiotis, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

-Division Watson, John Koukoulis, United Australia Party

-Division Fowler, Tony Margos, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

-Division New England, Pavlo Samios, Liberal Democratic Party

-Division Parramatta, Steve Christou, Independent


House of Representatives candidates

-Division Calwell, Maria Vamvakinou, Australian Labor Party (Victorian Branch)

-Division Higgins, Suzie Menoudakis, Australian Federation Party

-Division Bendigo, Ben Mihail, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

-Division Lalor, Peter MalliarosAustralian Federation Party

-Division Chisholm, Anthea Antonie, Australian Federation Party

Senate candidates

-Ethan Constantinou – Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party

-Νick Clonaridis – Informed Medical Options Party


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