Candidate for Fremantle

Meet Dorinda Cox

Dorinda is an Aboriginal woman, mum, anti- domestic violence campaigner and former police officer, who has seen first hand what everyday Australians are facing in their communities. She'll be the strong voice you need in Parliament. 

Meet Dorinda Cox, the Greens candidate for fremantle this By-Election.

"I am an Aboriginal woman, mum, anti- domestic violence campaigner and former police officer.

I have seen first hand what everyday Australians are facing in their communities.

I have lived in Fremantle most of my life, and as an Aboriginal woman, I’ve experienced racism, but I’ve never felt more accepted or part of the community as I have in Freo.

I know what it feels like to have the system rigged against you, as a small business owner I know how hard it can get, making ends meet is getting harder and harder.

There was a time as a business owner when I felt like giving up, but then I remembered why I started. Small businesses and social enterprises are the heartbeat of Fremantle. It takes courage to be a small business owner and put yourself forward.

For too long the people of Fremantle have been taken for granted, politicians don’t know what people go through and our communities are getting left behind.

I know that the state of play in the current political system is unfair. We need to clean up politics so that our representatives work for everyone and not just their corporate donors, particularly when it comes to the negative effects of climate change.

As a traditional owner and member of our Fremantle community I want to welcome people seeking asylum rather than indefinitely detaining them.

I am not afraid to fight for the necessary small steps we need to achieving justice, like changing the date of Australia Day. A change I see as a catalyst to addressing much broader injustices and for our country to come together.

It’s really hard to get Aboriginal women elected to Parliament but I think Fremantle is the place that can do this."

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