Hi, my name is Gabrielle.
I'm 25, born and raised in Queensland. I'm a graphic designer and completed my Bachelor of Arts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
I am running for the seat of Maroochydore to ensure a better future for all members of our community. I'm passionate about keeping people out of poverty, improving physical and mental health services and giving disadvantaged members of our community the tools and resources they need to have a good life.
I think it's essential that more young people represent us in politics. I want to give others someone to look to for help who is in the same position as them, not someone who has money and is unaware of the struggles faced by those that look to the government for financial aid. People will know that I am not making decisions to only benefit my bottom line because I am in the same boat as them and want to ensure future generations don't have to starve to get a degree or pay the rent.
I know what it's like to be dependent on Centrelink to survive, both as a student and as a job seeker. I've been a full-time worker, part-time worker and a casual worker. I have experienced first-hand just how many employers exploit, underpay and bully their workforces. I have seen how the current system treats those with disabilities, and it simply isn't good enough.
I am passionate about education and the arts. My life is the arts; from my job as a graphic designer to my love for fashion and video games. Without the arts, our lives outside of work would be empty, and I think it's so important to fund the arts in all areas.
I want to be a representative for the people who rely on our government to survive and most need their voices heard. I want our government to focus on ensuring everyone can live with dignity, not on handing out tax cuts to their corporate donors.
I also want to represent the younger generations. Many young people are fed up with only seeing rich old white men as politicians. We know they have no stake in a future they won't have to endure.
I want young voters and low-income households to know they can rely on me to represent them and look out for them.