Hi, I'm Anna.
I'm a veterinarian and public health advocate. I have lived on the Sunshine Coast on and off over the past ten years. I have also spent time in Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley and the Northern Territory while training and working as a veterinarian. I have enjoyed being back on the coast with my family and making the most of the beautiful beaches and waterways.
I am running for the seat of Kawana as I believe in a strong democracy and positive future for all Queenslanders regardless of background. Addressing inequality and cost of living pressures is essential to me. We are lucky enough here to have great health facilities such as the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. But we should invest strongly in preventative health and early measures to ease pressure on our health systems, with more free clinics in our region. This will enable people to live long and happy lives from childhood right through to retirement and later years.
I am standing for climate justice - to protect our precious natural environment and promote a sustainable economy. Environmental management and planning decisions will impact future generations for many years to come, long after we've all gone so we must make them wisely. I support a process of agreement-making between governments and First Nations and truth-telling about our shared history.
The summer bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic have shown how vulnerable our current system is. Let's not return to the way things were. Let's build back better and include everyone's voices in the recovery process.
Let's enable everyone in our community to live healthy, safe and fulfilling lives.