Dignity for Disability has three upper house (Legislative Council) candidates and seven Lower House (House of Assembly) candidates. Every South Australian will have the opportunity to vote for d4d because the upper house covers the whole state.

Our candidates are a group of passionate, energetic and committed people who are united in their mission to serve the community of South Australia. Our diversity is our strength, with each of our candidates bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge and their own unique insights as leaders in the community.

  • Esther Simbi

    Esther Simbi, #1 Upper House

    Esther Simbi embodies determination.  She contracted polio as a young child in Sudan, and today has post-polio syndrome.  Esther came to Australia after 19 years in refugee camps in Uganda, having survived extreme hardships. For Esther, an important turning point...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disability candidate Garry Connor. In the photo he is smiling at the camera. Garry is wearing a black shirt, and has glasses with a black frame. He has dark hair, and a short, dark beard.

    Garry Connor, #2 Upper House

    Garry Connor, 52, derives strength comes from his role as parent-carer of two sons with profound autism, he knows the struggles faced in finding adequate support services for children living with disabilities especially for those in regional SA. Garry knows...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disability candidate Tiffany Littler. In the photo she is wearing a black jacket over a purple shirt. She has shoulder length black hair, and is smiling at the camera. In the background are posters showing the d4d logo.

    Tiffany Littler, #3 Upper House

    Tiffany Littler, 24, understands education’s power and wants to see better access to post school options to support young people’s community participation. Tiffany’s sick of sham consultation on disability and believes the views of people living with a disability are...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disability candidate Anna Tree. In the photo, Anna is wearing a black blazer, and is smiling at the camera. Anna has shoulder length brown hair.

    Anna Tree, Adelaide

    Anna Tree, 37, of Adelaide, is currently a political researcher, former elite athlete and international rowing coach Anna sees disability as a social justice and human rights issue. She wants to see greater support for neighbourhood communities and sees the...

  • This is a photo of Dignity's President, Rick Neagle. The photo is just of his head and shoulders. He has short grey hair, and is smiling at the camera.

    Rick Neagle, Dunstan

    Rick Neagle, 51, of Kensington Gardens, is the President of the Dignity for Disability political party. Rick’s interest in furthering the rights of people with a disability comes from his experience as father and carer to Mitchell, his 13 year...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disability candidate Nick Schumi. In the photo, Nick is smiling at the camera. Nick is wearing a black shirt, has short black hair, and glasses with a black frame.

    Nick Schumi, Elder

    Nick Schumi, 28, believes it’s time disability becomes everybody’s issue, he’s passionate about raising community awareness of the human rights cracks in the system that is intended to care for people living with a disability. As a proud young advocate,...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disability candidate Amy Park. In the photo, Amy is smiling at the camera. She is wearing a black dress with white dots, and has long blonde hair.

    Amy Park, Heysen

    Amy Park, 19, of Crafers, has proven her ability to work hard in the face of challenges and to achieve her best at whatever she turns her hand to. She is passionate about ensuring local communities present a better, more...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disability candidate Scott Wheelan. Scott is wearing a black t-shirt, has shoulder-length orange hair, and is smiling at the camera.

    Scott Whelan, Little Para

    Scott Whelan, 41, of Elizabeth Grove, is motivated to contribute his experience to highlight issues of social justice, equity and accessibility wherever they arise in the community, whether it affects people living with a disability or not. Scott wants to...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disability candidate Joanne Blesing. In the photo, Joanne is smiling at the camera. She has short blonde hair, and is wearing a black jacket.

    Joanne Blesing, Unley

    Joanne Blesing, 47, of Eastwood, is passionate about advocating for people living with a disability and especially being a voice for the voiceless to ensure that not only are their needs met, but that they are included as a matter...

  • This is a photo of Dignity for Disabiltiy candidate Cathi Tucker. In the photo Cathi is smiling and looking at the camera. She is wearing a black and white shirt with a black blazer over the top. Her hair is black, and shoulder length.

    Cathi Tucker, Waite

    Cathi Tucker, 53, of Panorama, believes human rights action begins at home; many people living with a disability are ‘doing it tough’ because their basic needs are not being met. Being born with or acquiring a disability shouldn’t relegate people...

The most recent South Australian (State) Election took place on Saturday 15th March and Dignity for Disability had candidates in both the upper house (white ballot paper) and the lower house (green ballot paper).

It was an exciting time for Dignity for Disability; with our diverse and dynamic team of candidates coming together to share our vision for a fresh start for South Australia and polling strongly in the upper house and in a range of lower house contests.

We stand for an inclusive, respectful and innovative society that offers opportunity for all. We love our state, and believe that by investing in South Australians we can all enjoy equality, prosperity, and justice.