Candidate for Joondalup
Lisa Webb is The Greens (WA) Candidate for Joondalup in the 2017 WA election.
Lisa was raised in a family that has always been very environmentally aware and conscious of social justice issues. Growing up in rural Victoria her parents had to work hard to support a family of five children. From this upbringing her core values became strongly aligned with those of The Greens. Lisa is particularly conscious of the type of world we will leave future generations. She is also greatly concerned by social injustice and inequality, particularly of marginalised groups.
Lisa has lived in Joondalup for 22 years and her children were educated in local schools. She has worked as a librarian both in public and special libraries and through her work she understands the value of libraries as a place for the whole community regardless of age, gender, race or class.
In 2015 Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer and that was followed by 18 months of excellent medical treatment. This experience has reinforced the need for the public health system to be accessible to everyone. She describes life after cancer as the chance to live life to the full and take opportunities that come her way.
The type of community Lisa would like to live in is one where people care about each other, accept diversity and will give everyone a fair go. Lisa recognises the effects of climate change and the need to protect the environment. Some local issues that are important are to maintain green corridors, improve public transport, create more bike paths, address homelessness and foster a safe community.
Joondalup is a beautiful city especially with its green areas and coastal environments. Lisa supports progress and development but believes that projects need to be thoughtfully planned. People and the environment should be supported and protected if need be, not simply exploited.
She is proud to represent The Greens, as they truly are the genuine alternative and have the vision to make the world a better place.