Hi, I’m Cameron Pidgeon, and I’m thrilled to be your Greens candidate for Curtin this election.
As a father, teacher, and an activist who has lived in Curtin for most of my life, I’m committed to representing this electorate for the upcoming Federal election.
As a stay-at-home dad for the past four years, I understand how caring for a child changes your life. I’ve helped run the Mosman Park playgroup and other community organisations, and recognise how valuable volunteering is, but I’d work to gain more support for early childhood care, health and education for everyone.
I am frustrated by the lack of progress we are making on climate change. Time is running out but we still have time to take action. Technology exists to achieve energy transitions that will boost the economy and create thousands of jobs, driving us towards a renewable energy economy.
I’m worried about unaffordable housing, increasing household debt, reduced job opportunities, and our failing health and education systems. When big corporations and the very rich don't contribute their fair share in taxes it is the essential public services that we all rely on that suffer. I want to see us change how we help one another and fairly share our prosperity. We need to work together to meet our needs, reducing the emphasis on only getting rich for the sake of it.
I love the bush and feel lucky to be surrounded by beautiful bushland. Sadly, I’ve watched these precious places being gradually bulldozed and sliced off at the edges. They are the lungs of our city, but the Coalition and Labor would continue to allow unchecked development until there is nothing left. I will champion our community’s desire to keep these places - such as the Underwood Avenue bushland, and work with the community to build sustainable urban development without further destruction of our bushland.
The Greens believe that Medicare should include dental care and mental health services. We believe in free education at all levels including university and TAFE with no extra costs to families. These services should be available to our communities.
It’s clear that if the Government and Albanese’s Labor party continue to back corporate profit over a future for all of us, inequality will grow, our green spaces will disappear and corporate giants will continue to come first.
As your Greens MP I will ensure we invest in education, protect our precious places and fight for a future that gives equal opportunity to all.
I look forward to seeing you out and about during the campaign as we fight for our future, together.