Candidate for Greenslopes
I am a public sector professional who wants to deliver better outcomes for our community.
My family arrived in Australia as refugees from Czechoslovakia in 1968. Our first home on Australian soil was a tiny flat in Greenslopes; my first school was Buranda Primary. Years later I have returned to the area where I am paying off the mortgage on a house not far from my old school. I am passionate about giving back to the community that accepted our family.
As a post-graduate qualified professional who has served Queensland for over 30 years, I have come a long way from the 5-year-old who managed to catch a fish from Norman Creek using a safety pin and a piece of string - but I have applied the same ingenuity and grit to leading major projects; managing multi-million-dollar budgets; and volunteering with and fundraising for community groups and revegetation projects. Along my journey I have graduated with tertiary qualifications: a Bachelor of Science degree from UQ, and a Master of Arts in Australian Social Policy from Griffith.
Our community deserves better outcomes in health, education and social disadvantage than the status quo affords us. My aim is to provide positive changes to our political system beyond the self-interest of the major parties. The Greens do not accept donations from corporate interests such as property developers or mining companies, so we are not tethered to these agendas.
I look forward to working with the Greenslopes community to ensure better outcomes on issues - starting with housing affordability, renters’ rights, and affordable and reliable electricity.
I am honoured to stand as the Greens candidate for Greenslopes to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing our local community.