For far too long, the major parties have promised the world but delivered only division, corruption, debt, higher taxes, and increased government intrusion into our lives. My vision is to transform politics by leading by example and ensuring that those elected to represent us are committed to their communities and the principles of unity, respect, and accountability.
My heart belongs to the Warrandyte electorate. This is where I grew up, and it is still home to many of my friends and family. With your vote, I pledge to represent you with a local voice, common sense, and dedication to our community.
Yes, I previously ran as a Liberal Democrat in the State election. I am now completely Independent, with no financial or other ties to any political party or affiliation.
In the Voice referendum, I will vote no. I fled a country with a schism in its constitution. Not because of race, but because of religion. It was written into the constitution for the same reason that we are encouraged to vote Yes - to ensure fair representation. What it has resulted in is more division and bureaucracy, with ordinary citizens bearing the brunt of government inaction and squabbling. I believe in bridging the gap, but if we want to create a Voice body in the Australian Parliament, we should legislate it and demonstrate its effectiveness before considering adding it to our constitution.
Libertarians believe in the freedom to make choices without causing harm. The key principles are small government, free markets, and the right to live your life with as little government interference as possible.
As an Independent, I am not fighting for a leadership position or navigating factional politics. My sole focus is on representing the Warrandyte electorate.
My commitment to you is to be approachable, transparent, and a voice of reason. A voice that values individual rights, family values, and small businesses. My voice will hold politicians accountable for their promises and help Victoria reduce its debt by cutting wasteful government spending rather than raising taxes.
If we are serious about achieving zero emissions, we must consider all options for reliable energy, including nuclear, which is a strong and consistent, safe, zero-emission, and readily available power source.
Australia must restore industry investment confidence. The State Government is hellbent on ensuring the collapse of our energy sector, a decision that has potential to damage Australia's economy.
In 2016, Australia (the world's third largest uranium supplier) supplied 7,447 tonnes of uranium oxide concentrate to the world's reactors, saving 280 million tonnes of CO2-e emissions, which is equivalent to 140% of Australia's annual electricity generation emissions! It makes no sense to deny ourselves this cheap, dependable, and environmentally friendly source of energy. Meanwhile, our electricity bills keep rising.
I want to address climate concerns without raising your living costs. That can only be accomplished by;
"Nuclear energy is the lowest emitter of carbon dioxide, produces less waste than solar energy and requires significantly less land. Australia possesses all of the necessary components to be a world leader in nuclear energy."
Australia has always been a progressive country. We voted in favour of same-sex marriage. We reject division and racism and welcome people of all nationalities and traditions.
I understand that gender dysphoria exists and would never intentionally offend anyone choosing to use different pronouns. In saying that the gender ideology belongs in the hands of adults and not children.
We've all grown up wondering who we are at some point in our lives. It is safe to say that the current rise in gender dysphoria among our younger generation is directly related to targeted activism on social media and elsewhere, as well as gender-based teachings in schools. If a child is unsure about their gender, the discussion should take place at home first and foremost, with parents serving as the primary source of care and consultation, rather than schools.
Respectful spaces should be available for all. There is no denying that there is a transgender community that would benefit from additional support. Their concerns are just as valid as those of any other group. Biological women, like transgender people, deserve to be treated with dignity. The solution to what has become a highly politicised and polarised issue is straightforward: create a separate category in sports for trans athletes, as well as separate bathroom stalls. I believe that Australia will always prefer unity over division, and that this topic has become a source of contention when it does not need to be.