Lawson McCane

Candidate for Moggill

With North Queensland grandparents, I was born and raised on the Gold Coast before moving to Brisbane, giving me a deep understanding of our State and the issues important to each region.

As a law and political science graduate from the University of Queensland, I’ve been involved in community campaigning and politics, working towards the goal of a more inclusive and environmentally conscious Queensland. In my day job, I represent union members at industrial commissions and provide high-level industrial advice to members.

Our world is facing considerable change and disruption related to increased access to technology and the consequences of climate change. Queensland can be on the forefront of adapting to this change in ways that benefit its citizens, its natural wonders and its economy. At a state level this means no asset sales, strong renewable energy levels, and smart planning of transportation and development to ensure we are putting ourselves in the best position to thrive in the future.

I’m running for the Greens because I’m passionate about evidence-based policy making; all too often, Queensland politicians disregard the available data or valuable science. To move towards a State with policies that benefit all, we must focus on supporting a strong public service combined with science and education initiatives.

I’m proud to stand as the Greens candidate in Moggill this Queensland election.