Paul Petherick | Australian Greens

Paul Petherick

Candidate for Colton

I grew up in Tea Tree Gully, and currently live in South Plympton where I work as a carpenter and have helped to construct several of Adelaide’s iconic buildings.

I lived in country South Australia for a number of years during my 20s and enjoyed the strong sense of community in a small country town.

I understand the demands of running a successful small business. I’m proud to call myself working class, and I hear the concerns of other working people every day on issues such as healthcare and education.

I’m running for the Greens in the State election because I believe more working people should be involved in decision making on the issues that affect them. I want to see more transparent government, and political leaders who understand our responsibility and opportunity to work for the long-term future of our society and children.

Key issues that I wants to work on include making health a whole-of-government responsibility, strengthening education at all levels including through TAFE, climate change and energy, reducing negative impacts of poker machines, and creating more wetlands to store rainfall, provide habitat for native animals and places for people to walk and relax.