THE WA Greens have chosen Jodie Moffat to contest the seat of Canning in the coming Federal Election.
The local resident and community legal centre lawyer moved to Mandurah in 2009 to raise her children and be closer to her family who have lived in the area for years.
“In a wealthy country like Australia, no one should be left behind,’’ she said.
“But for decades, both Liberal and Labor governments have created an economy that seems to work for corporate interests rather than us.
“For many years, our wages have stalled, we are paying more for essentials like electricity, education and healthcare and our kids are struggling to afford a home.
“If corporations paid their fair share of tax we could invest more in public high schools in Canning so that families don’t have to choose between breaking the bank to pay for their kids to go to a private school or travelling huge distances every day.
“We need to put in place stronger measures to recognise and protect the ecological significance of our stunning coastline and inland forest and farming areas, ensuring any future developments are managed in a way that preserves the natural beauty of Canning for future generations.
“I’ll prioritise public education and ensure access for everyone – from pre-school through to TAFE and university.
“We’ll make it easier for young people to buy their first home and update our ageing local schools so that our community remains a great place to raise a family.”