Anne Bourne

Candidate for Finniss

Hi, I'm Anne, 
 

I’m standing as the Greens Candidate for Finniss because I am passionate about economic and environmental sustainability, and justice and fairness for all.

I live in Goolwa and work here as a Psychologist.  I am standing for this seat to improve social justice and environmental outcomes for this region. As a psychologist, I see first-hand the impact on individuals and families of poor public transport, lack of access to good public transport; health and mental health services; post secondary education; and employment opportunities.  In addition, I am currently the Chair of Alexandrina Council’s  Environment Advisory Panel and I am committed to addressing the impact of Climate Change and protecting and nurturing our precious environment. 

Prior to working as a Psychologist in Goolwa, I was employed for many years in education and community and health services working directly with families and individuals as well as in development of social and economic policy. I have always focussed on addressing the needs of people impacted by poverty and discrimination, and I have worked with indigenous, LGBTIQ, homeless, refugee and asylum seeker communities, older Australians, survivors of violence and abuse, and people who are struggling to survive on low incomes and Centrelink benefits. I have always been active in my community through involvement on school council, youth and women’s services and community environment groups

I am fully committed to working with the communities across Finniss to preserve our natural environment and ensure we have access to the best possible education, health, transport, employment, and housing to support a healthy and sustainable life.

Through my extensive work experience and community involvement I have developed the skills, knowledge and experience required to represent and advocate for the interests of the Finniss electorate in the SA Parliament. I have a skills and knowledge that combine caring for people and the environment with the experience and professionalism to accomplish real change. 

Together, we can 

  • Tackle climate change by rapidly transitioning to publicly owned renewable energy
  • Fund world class public schools, hospitals, public transport and social and health services
  • Restore integrity to politics
  • Protect and nurture our environment 

I will represent our community with integrity and honesty, with a strong commitment and passion for fairness, justice and a sustainable future.