Our Party

Fusion brings compassionate, evidence-informed policy to the voters of Australia.

Confronting the climate emergency and reversing global warming are critical for our continued prosperity and happiness. Public education, healthcare and scientific research are important investments in our long-term future. Policy should empower citizens, promoting rights and freedoms—including in the digital spaces that are now part of our everyday lives.

Community consultation is also one of our top priorities, and we strive to embody the transparent and accountable democracy we want for our nation.

We are committed to the following six values:

Individual Freedom


Deep Ecology


Ethical Conduct


Our vision for a brighter and fairer future for Australia is based on these foundational values, and our policy platform is drawn from them. We recognise that there are times when these values are (or appear to be) in conflict, and this is when our consultation process must be at its most robust.

Our story

We were formed in 2021 through an amalgamation of the Science Party, Pirate Party, Secular Party, Vote Planet, and Climate Change Justice Party. Our fusion has expanded our knowledge base and strengthened our organisational capacity, bringing together like-minded people from across the continent.

We contested our first election in May 2022, with Senate candidates in all five mainland states and nine House of Representatives candidates (see below)—a testament to our capacity when working together.


Who we are

Fusion is run entirely by volunteers. Below is a list of just some of the people that help to keep the party running.


President Sahar Khalili
Secretary Andrea Leong (Acting, 08/05/23)
Convenor Petar Johnson
Treasurer Michael Maroske
National Campaigns Coordinator Vacant
Registered Officer Owen Miller
Branch Representative - Science Drew Wolfendale
Branch Representative - Vote Planet Undisclosed
Branch Representative - Pirate Miles Whiticker

Non-Executive Officers

Policy Committee Michael Maroske
Engagement Committee Sahar Khalili
Communications Committee Vacant


Previous Candidates

2023 Aston by-election

Owen Miller
Aston (VIC)

2022 Federal Election

Andrea Leong
Senate (NSW)
Ian Bryce
Senate (NSW)
Kammy Cordner Hunt
Senate (VIC)
Tahlia Farrant
Senate (VIC)
Brandon Selic
Senate (QLD)
Roger Whatling
Senate (QLD)
Tim Viljoen
Senate (WA)
Adam Woodings
Senate (WA)
Drew Wolfendale
Senate (SA)
David Kennedy
Senate (SA)
Matthew McMillan
Adelaide (SA)
John August
Bennelong (NSW)
Brendan Clarke
Berowra (NSW)
Adrian Whitehead
Cooper (VIC)
Geoff Barnes
Dobell (NSW)
James Haggerty
Grayndler (NSW)
Adam Cropp
Leichhardt (QLD)
Andrea Otto
Nicholls (VIC)
Sahar Khalili
Reid (NSW)