Candidate for Collie-Preston
Gordon Tayler is The Greens (WA) candidate for Collie-Preston in the 2017 WA election.
Gordon Tayler is a musician, music teacher, orchestral composer and conductor in the South West of WA.
He has taught music in both state and private primary/secondary schools in South West WA, as well as a Steiner Waldoorf school and worked in Biodynamic gardening.
Gordon believes the following issues need serious addressing - the escalating effects of climate change; the shift to renewable energy; housing affordability; protection of our native forests; food security; mental health support programs.
He hopes to be a strong voice in the Collie-Preston electorate and an advocate for WA’s regional communities, and believes the Greens proposed renewable energy infrastructure programs for regional WA would see transition towns like Collie flooded with new jobs.
Gordon supports the Greater Wellington National Park extension proposal and has spent considerable time over the past year researching the ecological and political realities of our forests and logging industries, looking specifically at the Forest Products Commission (FPC), as well as the role Simcoa (Kemerton silicon plant) seems to play in the continuing deterioration of our Jarrah forests..
Having worked with a number of WA forest advocates, Gordon argues that our SW forests are at a tipping point, with FPC’s archaic logging, thinning, gapping, poisoning and burning practices making the whole Jarrah structure more and more vulnerable to collapse.
Gordon stresses that a vote for the Greens is never wasted. The Greens have the people and policies to hopefully one day form government in WA. As the effects of climate change escalate, and while the political inertia to seriously address this issue continues to be the norm, more and more West Australians will begin to see the Greens as the genuine alternative for the future of their children and grandchildren.