Hi, I’m Brendan Sturcke, a proud Western Australian and your Greens candidate for Midland this election.
I’ve lived in and around Midland for the last ten years and I’ve always believed in giving back to the community. I have proudly done so as a volunteer with St John Ambulance, as an Auskick Coordinator and now with a local homeless organisation.
I believe we are overdue for a fresh voice representing the Midland electorate. The Midland electorate has a diverse group of people and many families are doing it tough. People deserve a safety net and are entitled to live better lives, It’s vital we keep Jobseeker above the poverty line.
We all have a right to have a place to live, an education, a meal on the table. We all deserve to have a future.
We all suffered in one way or another because of COVID-19. The elderly and the homeless suffered enormously during the pandemic, my son lost his hospitality job and had to isolate alone which was very tough on him, and the events industry was hit hard. Many of my friends working in entertainment lost their jobs.
The positive was we regained a sense of community again and people started looking out for each other. We need to continue with this with these values.
As a parent I’m concerned about the future for our youth; they deserve better. As an Auskick coordinator I’ve seen the enormous value that sport plays in keeping them happy and engaged in the community. We should be providing them with the infrastructure and support they need to build connections with the community.
Our children and grandchildren deserve to be given a future. The effects of climate change must be addressed now as we only have a small window of opportunity.
I’ve proudly watched my colleagues in Parliament hold the Barnett and McGowan Governments accountable for their lack of action on climate change, lack of public housing and the need to address homelessness. I look forward to working with the Greens East Metro team to get Tim Clifford re-elected to the Legislative Council so he can continue his fine work.
I want to be part of building a stronger community in the electorate of Midland, where we can all be happy and feel supported. I look forward to further involvement and discussion with all people in the electorate on what needs to be done.
It’s time to put the Midland community first. See you out there.