Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Berowra & Macquarie - Know Your Candidates -

I’ve lived in this area for nearly twenty years. I chose to bring up my fam­ily up here be­cause it is safe, friendly and beau­ti­ful.

I be­gan my work­ing life as a teacher, and I’ve taught in Aus­tralia and the US in both wealthy and in dis­ad­van­taged schools. I now work as a pro­fes­sional edi­tor.

I joined the Greens af­ter my chil­dren were born. Is­sues like cli­mate change and in­equal­ity sud­denly felt very per­sonal. I felt the need to take ac­tion rather than just hope ‘some­one would do some­thing’.

Like many peo­ple, I ad­mired Bob Brown and the Greens be­cause they talked about the things re­ally mat­tered: a sus­tain­able en­vi­ron­ment, an econ­omy based on clean en­ergy, and a fair deal for peo­ple on the mar­gins and for refugees.

I’ve al­ways felt a strong sense of want­ing to give back—I have had the priv­i­lege of a good ed­u­ca­tion and good health care. I wanted to make sure every­one gets ac­cess to the ser­vices they need. I am also re­ally aware of the legacy I will leave my chil­dren. I think that’s some­thing that drives a lot of peo­ple.

I am pas­sion­ately com­mit­ted to the is­sues that will shape our fu­ture here in Berowra, like pub­lic fund­ing of our schools, TAFE col­leges, pub­lic hos­pi­tals and aged care fa­cil­i­ties.

Our poli­cies are prin­ci­pled, af­ford­able and es­sen­tial.

Join with me in in help­ing cre­ate a fairer, greener and more united Aus­tralia—one we can be proud to leave our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. Vote 1 Greens.

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