Bateman: Greens candidate Aldie Wilmot to contest seat


Greens candidate for Bateman Adie Wilmot.
Greens candidate for Bateman Adie Wilmot.

GREENS candidate for Bateman Adie Wilmot had her fist taste of politics almost 30 years ago when she took an active role protesting the introduction of HECS as young university student.

She said that even back then she was attracted to the Greens for its stances on nuclear non-proliferation, indigenous rights and harm minimisation health policy.

Since then, the Bull Creek resident and mother of two has achieved degrees in sustainable development and psychology, taught English in remote WA and in Europe and promoted sustainable tourism in India.

She said that over the past 20 years she had admired Greens parliamentarians working with community groups to try and protect places like the old-growth forests of the South-West, the Burrup and James Price peninsulas and the Beeliar Wetlands.

“I’ve worked in the community sector as an advocate, educator and community organiser for organisations including Oxfam Australia, the Coalition for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees and GreenSkills WA,” Ms Wilmot said.

“In these roles, I have worked alongside many past and present Greens parliamentarians and know them to be honest, principled and hard-working.”

Ms Wilmot if elected she would serve as a watchdog to ensure integrity in Government through transparent and responsible processes.