Alex Bhathal is a social worker, human rights advocate and environmentalist, of Indian heritage.
Alex has run in Batman for the Greens five times, gaining record results each time. In her 2016 candidacy, the Greens achieved a 9.8% swing and primary vote win of 36.7%, narrowly losing on preferences. Alex helped establish the Darebin Greens in 2002 and is a former Victorian Greens Co-Convenor. While Australian Greens International Co-Secretary in 2012, she co-founded the Global Greens Women’s Network.
A qualified social worker, Alex has worked with young people and families for 30 years. In her most recent role, she coordinated refugee youth programs in Victoria for a large NGO.
Alex has worked as a researcher and lecturer in social work, political science and international relations, and trains and consults in cross-cultural communication.
Internationally, she has published and presented on climate displacement at UN forums and is active in the global climate justice movement. In 2011 she worked as the Australian Greens’ National Climate Campaigner.
Within Australia, Alex is known for her refugee and migration rights advocacy, having served with the People’s Inquiry into Detention. She remains actively involved in Australia’s South Asian community and in her local area of Darebin.
To contact Alex, please email [email protected]