Clifford Hayes

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Clifford Hayes

Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for Southern Metropolitan Region
Assumed office
24 November 2018
Mayor of Bayside
In office
Personal details
Born (1951-08-13) 13 August 1951 (age 68)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political partySustainable Australia
OccupationFilm editor

Clifford Hayes (born 13 August 1951)[1] is an Australian politician.[2]

He has been a Sustainable Australia member of the Victorian Legislative Council since 2018, representing Southern Metropolitan Region.[3]

Film career[edit]

Before entering politics, Hayes worked as a television and film editor.[4] In 1979, he and Tony Paterson jointly won the AFI Award for Best Editing for their work on the film Mad Max.[5]

Political career[edit]

Local government (2005–2012)[edit]

In 2005, Hayes was elected as a councillor for the City of Bayside council representing the single-councillor ward of Were, winning 37.91% of the first preference vote.[6] In 2008, following electoral boundary changes, he was re-elected to the new Northern ward with a quota that included a first preference vote of 20.69%.[7] He was the Mayor of Bayside from 2009 to 2010. In 2012, he failed to be re-elected after his first preference vote percentage almost halved to 11.26%.

State government (2018–present)[edit]

In 2018, Hayes stood as the leading candidate for Sustainable Australia for the Southern Metropolitan Region. Owing to the party's involvement in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance, he was elected to the Legislative Council with a quota that included a first preference vote of only 1.32%.


  1. ^ Who's Who in Australia. ConnectWeb. 2019.
  2. ^ "Candidates - 2018 Victorian State Election". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Southern Metropolitan". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  4. ^ Baxendale, Rachel (6 February 2019). "'Population before climate': new Victorian MP Clifford Hayes hits out at Greens". The Australian. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ "AACTA Awards: Past Awards – 1979". AACTA. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Bayside City Council election results 2005 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Bayside City Council election results 2008 - Victorian Electoral Commission". Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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