John Meyer

Candidate for Stafford

I'm a musician with many years of experience working in hospitality, universities and the public sector. I'm standing for the Greens in the Queensland election because, like so many other people, I've been let down by our current State government.

The Labor government's attacks on my industry through its ill-conceived and reckless liquor laws could devastate live music and the arts, cost thousands of jobs, and take millions out of Queensland's economy, while propping up the damaging gambling industry.

Labor and the LNP's disgraceful support of the Adani coal mine in the face of the urgent need for action on climate change to save the Great Barrier Reef has also propelled me to take a stand.

As a self-employed music professional I know what it's like to work hard to achieve results using my own initiative and drive, and I have great respect for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

I also believe that we are better, stronger and more interesting when we work together, share ideas and opinions, support each other and don't fall into the trap of individualism. Wealth is growing in this country but we are not sharing in it equally.

Like many in our community, I'm fed up with the way our politicians are seeking to divide the community. We need policies based on evidence that support Australian communities, families and individuals, not the top end of town.

When big business make political donations to the old parties, decisions will favour the donors. I’m with the Greens because I know we stand up to big business and always put people before profit.

The Greens can show people there is a kinder, fairer path away towards economic justice. I’m proud to be standing for the Greens in Stafford this state election.