A local we can count on
I live here on the beautiful North Coast with my wife Monika and our two young children, Acacia and Miles.
I’m running to be your local member of parliament because I want our children to continue to be able to afford to live on the North Coast. I want them to be able to get a decent education like the one I got from Byron Bay High School. I want them to get secure jobs so they don’t have to move to Sydney or Brisbane when they grow up.
As a campaigner in the community sector, along with thousands of workers across NSW, I fought for, and won, equal pay for women working in domestic violence refuges and our biggest charities. As a campaigner at the Australian Conservation Foundation, I fought to save the Great Barrier Reef, combat climate change and increase renewable energy.
Now, I’m ready to fight for the people of the Ballina and Byron Shires.
Action against inequality
I have been a passionate campaigner against inequality all my life. The cost of housing and electricity is forcing many people to have to leave our community. I want to fight to make sure that Ballina and Byron Shires are places where we can all live, work, retire or raise a family.
A healthy and beautiful natural environment
When I was growing up here, my playground was the local forests. I will fight for laws that protect our koalas, restore our rivers and maintain our local environment so my children can make it their playground too.
Our community must have a strong, effective voice in a new Labor Government. Your voice in a Labor Government will deliver more jobs, better schools, better roads and shorter hospital waiting lists for our local community.