Some data around election results (as of June 28, 2022):
Only about 8% of elected MPs are from an ethnic background (this includes Indigenous MPs)
We have elected about 3% Indigenous MPs which is a fantastic result!
Please note that I am talking about the following data without including the senators who were not up for election this year (this is a half-senate election and so only 40 out of the 76 seats were facing election)
Indigenous candidates have done very well in the senate with a 13% representation (among candidates of colour), and this includes 2 newly elected Indigenous women.
Half of the senators elected come from the Labor party. In fact, they have elected (and re-elected) 100% of their candidates of colour for the senate which is worth praise.
List of Parties and Independents with Multicultural candidates (candidates of colour + Indigenous) running for election
Some data around candidates running for election:
Of the 1203 candidates that nominated to run, only about 9% of candidates running for the House of Representatives are from an ethnic background (this includes Indigenous candidates).
First Nations candidates make up of about 2% for the House of Representatives.
Out of the 421 candidates that nominated to run, only about 10% of total candidates running for the Senate are from ethnic background (this includes Indigenous candidates).
First Nations candidates make up of about 4% of total candidates running for the Senate.
The Liberal party ran the most number of candidates of colour whereas The Australian Greens ran the most amount of Indigenous candidates for the lower house.
For the Senate, the Greens have run the most number of candidates of colour and indigenous candidates than both Liberals and Labor combined.
I’ve now included most candidates in my list except for the below as I couldn’t find much info about them online. I’d appreciate it if anyone could help me out with this task. Until then, I’ve just listed them here: