Candidate for Brownbill Ward City of Greater Geelong
I emigrated to Australia from England with my family when I was 9 years old and have lived in the Brownbill ward ever since. I love being so close to good facilities such as medical practices, dentists, hospitals and schools. I love our beautiful Eastern Park and gardens and the beautiful Geelong waterfront.
I have always had a strong sense of empathy and compassion for all life which has led me down the path of working as a nurse to help the local Geelong residents and an animal advocate to help our local animals. Standing as a candidate gives me an opportunity to help both human and animal Geelong residents by being their political voice.
I would like to see an end to puppy farms and backyard breeders. I would like the de-sexing of companion animals made compulsory and more affordable. I would like to see rescue shelters such as GAWS given more financial support. As a Councillor I would also fight for the banning of greyhound racing, jumps racing and duck shooting. I would push for harsher penalties for people convicted of animal neglect and abuse. I would also like to see the toxic bait Sodium Monofluroacetate (1080) banned to prevent the painful and unnecessary death of wildlife and domestic animals.
As a nurse I have too often been confronted with the prevalent drug problems here in Geelong, particularly with the drug ‘ice’. As Councillor I would advocate for more education, counselling and rehabilitation facilities.
Looking after our beautiful natural surroundings is also very important to me including the protection and maintenance of Geelong’s open green areas for recreation.
If you have any questions or there are any pressing issues that you think should be addressed by Council then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org