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Charlie Burton for Hobart in 2024

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I am excited to introduce myself as an independent candidate for the Tasmanian Legislative Council seat of Hobart in May 2024. To be successful, I need your help so please read on and consider supporting me with a donation, however large or small. Donations will be used to pay for election material including posters, leaflets, and advertising.

Please note that I believe we need transparency in political donations and I will declare the names of any donations of $1000 or more. These are listed below.

The Legislative Council (the “Upper House”) is incredibly important – it reviews and can change the laws we are all expected to obey, and holds the government to account on its decisions.

Tasmania needs independent members of the Legislative Council so our decisions and laws build a fairer Tasmania for everyone's benefit, not just the political parties and wealthy donors seeking political favours. I have the values and the experience to make those decisions.

I was born in Sydney to parents who shared a passion for making positive social change. They taught me we all have a responsibility to make the world a fairer place for everyone and this has informed many of my choices over the last 30 years.

For almost a decade in Canberra I played pivotal role delivering social policy research and advice to members of federal parliament and since moving to Tasmania in 2005 I’ve been a leader in the not-for-profit sector and a dedicated community advocate with a strong track record of advocating for laws and policies that benefit all Tasmanians. I’ve also held several Board Director positions on not-for-profit boards in the areas of the arts, education, and lgbtiqa+ equality.

I believe people are increasingly turned off politics because it is unnecessarily combative and seems to benefit powerful interests. Decades of experience at the frontline of change, and my personal experience as a transgender man, has taught me that we can combat this with collaborative and evidence-based approaches to solving complex problems. This is the approach I would bring as an Independent in the Legislative Council.

I am not naive about the prospects for this kind of change. But I believe we can and must do better: we need to transform how politics works and who it works for. I am ready to work with you to drive that change. Please join me.

Donations of $1000 or more:

  • $2000 Lyn Lee for campaign expenses
  • $1000 Rob Valentine for campaign expenses


  • Anonymous
    • $60 
    • 1 mo
  • Meg Tait
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Bronwyn Tilbury
    • $40 
    • 2 mos
  • Maxine Eyles
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Jan Wallace
    • $100 
    • 2 mos


Charlie Burton
Queens Domain TAS

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