Breanna Morgan

Candidate for Rockingham

I’m Breanna Morgan, your Greens Candidate for Rockingham this state election.

I have lived in the Rockingham area and surrounds for the last 15 years, since the start of high school. Over the years I have come to greatly appreciate this area for all the beauty and majesty it has to offer, and wish nothing more than to be able to give back to it in some way, and to help those who call this area home. 

For much of the time that I have followed politics I remained unaligned with any party, and tried to maintain an unbiased and non-judgemental point of view. However, as time passed, I found that neither of the two major parties represented the values of the Rockingham community, nor the wants and needs of people across our country. I believe the Greens are the only party which offers the change that I know so many are looking for, which no other party seems willing to provide.

Our community faces high levels of homelessness and mental health issues, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the grips of Covid-19, we were faced with the possibility of many more members of our community living on the poverty line or being pushed below it, creating mentally crippling situations for many. 

Everybody deserves access to high quality, free health care & education, affordable housing and a strong social safety net that looks after us. We need better infrastructure for those currently in insecure housing and free, accessible mental health care. We are in need of new jobs and opportunities in our region. No one should be left behind, and many in our community are struggling to find stable, permanent, meaningful work. A job creation focused approach to our community would help immensely.

There has been public outcry for decades, but especially  in recent years to begin the task of taking urgent action on Climate Change. It has become apparent that the two major parties will not take immediate action on this issue, as they are only interested in helping their donors from the fossil fuel industry who give them enormous amounts of money in order to continue burning coal and gas.

The government is elected to represent the needs of the people, but it has become apparent that neither the Liberal nor Labor governments are interested in fulfilling their duty. I have decided to run for the Greens in the seat of Rockingham to give all those in our community the opportunity to have a local voice in Parliament that would otherwise not be heard and a chance for true community representation free from the influence of corporate donors.

I look forward to talking to the people of Rockingham about representing the community in Parliament, see you out there.