I’m Adam Abdul Razak, your Greens candidate for Bateman this state election.
As a chemical engineer, I believe the Greens are the only party that has a serious and viable plan to tackle the challenges we face in climate change, renewable energy, and the economy. WA is rich with talent and resources; I think it is time we diversify our economy from the reliance on fossil fuels and reshape ourselves into a powerhouse in renewables, technology, and manufacturing, supporting our local businesses.
After briefly being involved in the oil and gas industry, I realised the big oil companies do not have our interests in mind. They have the two major parties in their pockets from the political donations which have let them bend our politicians to their will to continue polluting and destroying our country. I realised I did not want to be involved in the industry due to their approach on the climate crisis and have returned to university to continue a postgraduate in software engineering. The Greens are the only party that doesn't take donations from large corporations and are committed to strong action on climate.
I grew up locally, completing my education at Rossmoyne Senior High School where I was also involved in the local Bush Rangers unit before attending Curtin University to complete my education in chemical engineering and finance. As part of the Bush Rangers, I got to work with the Parks and Wildlife service team maintaining the beautiful greenery found in Bateman and Riverton. I want to make sure we can protect our community from the increasing risk of bushfires and rising water levels.I am also very passionate about mental health. Having experienced my own share of issues and seeing the damage it can do to others, I think there are still too many barriers to getting the proper treatment. I regularly participate in mental health fundraising events such as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and have found that there is still social stigma revolving around the topic being faced by most people. We need to invest in our communities health and wellbeing by properly funding mental health services, especially for our younger generation due to the increasing uncertainty they face in their future due to the climate crisis and the state of our economy.
I look forward to talking with the Bateman community about reinvigorating WA’s economy and building a future for us all.