Hello, my name’s Imogen.
I'm running as your Greens candidate for Mackay because I want to represent those in my community who feel they do not have a voice.
I understand the apathy towards politics. We live in a world where our leaders do not represent us – only their corporate donors. Many of us feel powerless to change anything about our situation.
I was born in Mackay 22 years ago. I work full-time for a local independent bakery, while also enrolled in university part-time. I love living, working, and studying in this region. I feel a responsibility to this community and all the natural wonders surrounding and sustaining us.
Working in customer service has given me a deep insight into my community. I've listened to the stories being told by locals about how hard it is to find reliable work, especially after COVID. With Centrelink payments predicted to drop soon, recipients will be forced to live below the poverty line once again.
Our community has lived through mining boom, then bust, and now COVID. Our small businesses and people need a sustainable plan that supports all of us, including the most vulnerable. Genuinely free healthcare, secure and affordable housing, and universal access to education and training for all who want and need it will ensure that our community can prosper consistently.
I believe the role of government is to help people. The system needs to work for all of us, not just the wealthy and connected few. There must be an end to corruption and big business donations to politics. We can have affordable, secure housing for everyone and universal access to education and training for all who want and need it. The Greens will work to create these opportunities.
It is clear to me that most people have kind hearts. When we work together, beautiful things can be done, and change is not only possible but inevitable.
I want to be part of that change and build a future for all of us.