United Australia Party Senator Ralph Babet is a proud Australian, a lover of truth and defender of freedoms. He didn’t go into politics as a career move – he already had a thriving real estate business.

He stood for and won office because he had grown increasingly concerned at the erosion of freedom and opportunity – principles that had attracted his family to migrate from Rodrigues to Australia in the early 90’s.

“Freedom is not just a word, freedom of speech of movement and of association are bedrock principles of a free society. I became alarmed at growing restrictions on our freedom and became determined to do something about it,” he said.

Educated at a Catholic primary and secondary school then going on to graduate from Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business before launching his real estate firm, Senator Babet has always believed in standing up for what is right, the value of hard work, the importance of family and of fiscal responsibility.

“As a migrant family, hard work and good money management were a key to being successful. And that has helped to form my view of how government should operate. Hard work should be rewarded, and money should be managed well,”

The other thing he learned from an early age was patriotism. “Australia gave our family a future, it gave me the opportunity to reach for the stars and achieve all my hopes and dreams,” he says.

“It’s the greatest country in the world, and we need to ensure it remains great, that means staying true to who we are, and making decisions based on the national interest rather than always dancing to the tune of unelected, unrepresentative globalist bodies,”

In the short time Senator Babet has been in the Senate he has already won a reputation for being more interested in truth rather than in power.

He has fought for free enterprise, for fiscal responsibility, for individual freedom and for transparency and he is one of only a few elected members to have taken a strong stand for the rights of children. He’s a conviction politician who has taken a firm position against the woke agenda.

“I’m concerned about doing what’s right,” he says. “Whether or not that gets me re-elected is irrelevant. Politics isn’t a career move for me. Rather, it’s the most practical way I can think of to give something back to the country that has already given me so much.”