Questions from Nine Media (formely Fairfax Regional papers).

Who are you? (eg What do you do? Where do you live? What connections do you have with the local area?)

I work in sustainability and environmental management and communications and live in Bellingen. I first moved to the mid-north coast in the mid 1980’s and later married into the area. I have spent most of my life working in sustainability, major events, sport, tourism and financial services. I also have two Masters Degrees – one in Environmental Management and the other in Business and Technology. I am a parent to two teens.

If there is one thing in Cowper you could fix, what is it, and how would you do it?

We need to break to the chronic problem of youth unemployment by consolidating the jobs we have now; hunting and gathering new remote-working jobs from business and government nationally and by investing in new industries such as renewable energy, sustainable resources, nature restoration and tree and carbon farming.

Why should people vote for you?

We’re aiming to have a majority Labor Government after the election on 18 May 2019. The cuts, chaos and division of the Liberals and Nationals have to end. We need Labor’s good policy, stability and fairness. Very simply, we’ll all be better off with a Labor voice inside a Labor Government. I have the experience, expertise and energy to be the person we need.

A vote for Labor is a vote for change. A vote for anyone else risks the return of the Morrison Liberal-National government. If you want things to change locally, we will need a local Labor champion working inside a Labor Government to ensure we get our fair share, get things fixed and get ahead to deliver a fair go for all.