Hi, I'm Andrew.
I'm very excited to do my bit in shifting politics away from big corporate interests and back to ordinary people.
I've enjoyed a diverse career which has found me labouring on farms, serving as a pastor in schools and churches, working on construction sites, being a massage therapist, and running my own successful business as a mobile mechanic. I'm a people person and deeply embedded in our community. I like to listen to people's ideas about the sort of world we could all live in.
I never thought I would vote Green, let alone become a Greens candidate. I grew up in a rural area, voted LNP, and later became an issues-based swinging voter. But I became utterly disillusioned with how most political parties are dependent on corporate donations.
Corporations don't make these donations out of the goodness of their hearts. They do it to buy policy outcomes. No wonder people have lost trust in career politicians.
The Greens can't be bought. We don't take corporate donations. We are driven by the needs of ordinary people, not the desires of billionaires and corporations.
It's time to make these billionaires and big corporations pay their fair share in tax so we can afford to fix the climate, housing and public health crises.
We can have dental and mental health covered under Medicare, get our relationship right with First Peoples, build enough public homes to make sure everyone has a roof over their head, and make life-long public education and training free, again.
We can act on climate change and leave no worker or community behind.
Together, we can shift power away from the big end of town back to where it belongs - with the people.
Together, we are unstoppable.