Tim Clifford is The Greens (WA) MLC for the East Metropolitan region of WA.
Tim Clifford grew up in country WA and has lived in Perth for 14 years. Coming from a single parent household where money was always tight, he saw the absolute importance of a strong social safety net, of good public education and of an accessible health care system that ensures help is available for anyone who needs it.
His family did not expect more than what was fair, and what was fair was no more than they needed. He comes into politics wanting to protect these fundamental building blocks of a decent society - building blocks that have been eroded by successive governments.
Tim's mother juggled work with the huge responsibility of raising four children - without a safety net, they would have fallen into poverty and missed out on the opportunities for education, careers and engagement in the community. This is a reality faced by too many children and families in Australia today.
Western Australia is a wonderful place to call home, but like anywhere, it is faced with its own set of challenges. Tim spent six years working on a series of fly-in, fly-out rosters, and is now seeing the after effects of the mining boom on workers and the economy. He has contended with WA’s rental market and the struggle to move into home ownership amidst a housing shortage and inflated prices.
Since returning to Perth he was employed as a dedicated public servant for five years and completed a degree in international relations and journalism.
He is proud to be a member of the Greens and to represent the people living in the East Metropolitan region, as a member of the only party with progressive, mainstream values.
The Greens is the only party with the courage and conviction to protect our social safety net, our schools and our hospitals; to know that people seeking asylum and protection deserve compassion, not cruelty; and to know that transitioning to a clean energy economy offers the jobs and economic growth that our needs.
Climate Change and Energy
East Metropolitan Region.