Hi I’m Emma Pringle and I’m excited to be your Greens candidate for Maylands!
I’m an environmental and community campaigner and am passionate about creating a world in which people and planet are at the centre of everything we do.
I have lived locally in the Maylands electorate for 5 years. I feel so lucky to live close to the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary and love seeing flocks of red-tailed cockatoos flying overhead and chatting in my neighbours’ trees.
These magnificent birds are a constant reminder of why I am so passionate about protecting our local bushlands and green spaces. Even now, our community is still fighting to stop inappropriate development along our waterways. We have to put the future of our precious places ahead of the prospect of a few development dollars.
We all deserve a clean planet, a safe community and a living wage. If the COVID-19 crisis has taught us anything, it’s that our Governments can fund the things people need to live rewarding and fulfilling lives - they’ve just chosen not to.
This wasn't the 2020 most of us had imagined. As we move to rebuild our economy following the pandemic, we have an opportunity to do things right. Rather than return to ‘business as usual’, we must invest in renewable energy, clean jobs and new technologies. We can kickstart the COVID-19 recovery and address the climate crisis at the same time.
We listened to scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it worked out well for us here in WA. Why can’t we listen to scientists about climate change? We are at such a critical moment in history - we are on the brink of a climate crisis and now we’re also facing a health and economic disaster due to COVID-19. We need leaders who will do what’s best for our communities, and not what’s best for their corporate donors.
Our democracy should work for everyone, not just those who can afford a seat at the table. That’s why I’m proud to be a candidate for the Greens - the only party that does not take donations from mining corporations and big business.
Vested interests mean that our political system doesn’t serve our community as it should, but instead serves the corporate donor mates of the major parties. We need a government that is committed to protecting our environment and looking after our communities, and representatives in Parliament who will hold them to account.
Having worked in politics and environmental activism, I know that the only way we will achieve lasting and meaningful change is if we come together as a community and demand it.
I have already had thousands of conversations with members of our community, and it’s clear that people in Maylands are ready for change. I can’t wait to talk to each and every one of you about how things have been for you and your family these past few months and what you want to see for the future of Maylands.
I hope that you’ll join my campaign - if we come together as a community, we can create the future we all deserve.