Hi, I’m Daniel, your #2 Greens candidate for the North Metropolitan Region, supporting Alison Xamon MLC as she seeks re-election to parliament’s upper house - the Legislative Council.
I’m a public health academic, a WA Rhodes Scholar and a proud dad who lives in Greenwood. I currently coordinate a large national public health research project, having previously worked as a senior policy advisor on communicable diseases and led a statewide youth program to improve health outcomes in Aboriginal communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all the importance of using evidence and innovation to rise up in response to new and emerging challenges.
I am a passionate member of the Greens because I believe in our party’s commitment to evidence-informed policies that serve the whole community, whether it be in the area of health, education, the economy or climate action.
The Labor and Liberal parties take hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from major corporations and this influences the decisions that they make. I am spurred by the belief that politics should no longer be about who can donate the most to a major party, but should instead work for everyone in our community; this includes future Western Australians, like my young children and their peers.
As an academic with a doctorate in Public Health and a Master’s degree in International Development, I am worried that neither of the major parties are doing enough to address climate change and protect our communities from future economic instability and public health crises. We urgently need public investment to create secure jobs in green industries and ensure we all have the things we need to live a good life.
I’ve demonstrated my ability to work hard for the things I believe are important in our community, having served on the Boards of a range of organisations including my local public school, Scouts WA, Citizen Advocacy and Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.
I urge you to vote for the Greens (WA) ticket for the WA Legislative Council and ensure Alison can continue to advocate for environmental sustainability, positive social change and integrity in government.
I look forward to seeing you out in the community. In the meantime, do get in touch if you’d like to chat.