Jorge Jorquera has been a lifelong revolutionary activist. He was forced to leave Chile with his family after the coup against the Allende government, became a supporter of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left and then active in left politics in Australia. After a brief spell in the ALP he helped form a small discussion group with students from QLD and Griffith Universities. He later joined Resistance and the Socialist Workers Party and was elected General Secretary of the Queensland University Student Union. He was a founding national coordinator of Left Alliance and founding delegate of the National Union of Students. Jorge was a long term organiser and national executive member for the SWP and the Democratic Socialist Party. Jorge is a member of Socialist Alternative.