Candidate for Bateman
Adie Wilmot is The Greens (WA) Candidate for Bateman in the 2017 State Election
I was born and raised in Western Australia and have lived in Bull Creek with my husband and two children for the past 5 years. I qualified as a teacher and also hold degrees in Sustainable Development and Psychology. I am currently undertaking postgraduate studies in Psychology at Murdoch University.
I have had a diverse career, including teaching English in remote Western Australia, delivering English language workplace training in Europe, and promoting sustainable tourism in India. I have worked in the community sector as an advocate, educator and community organiser for organisations such as Oxfam Australia, the Coalition for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees and GreenSkills WA. In these roles, I have worked alongside many past and present Greens parliamentarians and know them to be honest, principled and hard-working.
I first became involved in politics nearly 30 years ago, as a young University student, when I took an active role in the student protest against the introduction of the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS). At this time, the Greens WA were the only political party standing up for many issues that mattered to me – such as nuclear non-proliferation, indigenous rights and a harm minimisation approach to health policy. Over the years, I have witnessed the Greens WA consistently working alongside community groups to protect WA’s most precious places, such as the old-growth forests of the South-West, the Burrup and James Price Peninsulas and the Beeliar Wetlands. The Greens are compassionate and progressive on social policy too – celebrating diversity and never being afraid to speak up for the most vulnerable in our society. As a political party, they “punch above their weight” in parliament – often forcing the major parties to consider social justice and sustainability issues and keeping them to their election promises.
I believe that the Greens WA are a vital watchdog in parliament - ensuring transparent and responsible processes. For all of these reasons when there are Greens in parliament I feel better about my children’s future. I am proud to be standing alongside our Upper House candidate, Lynn MacLaren, as the Greens WA candidate for Bateman.