WA senate hopeful Dr Mark Imisides already has a large media presence. He’s known as ‘Dr Chemical’ – a name given to him by The West Australian Newspaper and Today Tonight. He's the lead candidate on the Christian Democratic Party ticket, a party that doesn't like homosexuals or Islam.
Dr Chemical provides readers of the The West with tips about brands of glass-cleaner and the such-like, and now the Christian Democratic Party are hoping he will win them a seat in federal parliament.
Imisides, whose PhD chemistry credentials largely come from Wollongong University, is a Christian who believes the future of politics lies within the Christian Democratic Party.
In a paid interview with Brian French (a SoundCloud contributor), Imisides said he’s “actually a scientist” who hopes to “fluke the donkey vote.”
In order to take a Federal Senate seat for Western Australia, Imisides will need to attract somewhere between 118,000 and 120,000 votes, plus preferences. By most estimates, the likelihood of him winning a senate seat is slim.
Imisides and his party believe that homosexuality is “wrong” and he has fought hard to demolish the popular Safe Schools Coalition Program – an anti-bullying program run nationally.
Fred Nile, the leader of the party that Imisides is standing for has publicly described homosexuality as a "mental disorder" and a "lifestyle choice".
Imisides is also a big climate-change skeptic, who believes that “a lot of well-meaning people have been duped by the propaganda” of climate change science.
One of the goals Imisides hopes to achieve in entering politics is putting a halt to the “left-wing agenda”. Describing the Carbon Tax as one of the many stains on Western Australian progress, Imisides hopes to do away with it, in an effort to "take the pressure off farmers".
He’s also hoping that he can “oppose the creeping influence of Islam.”