By Tania Salitra
THE GREENS FOR BEROWRA
After spending a week helping local residents at Wisemans Ferry gather donations of food and supplies for those stranded along the Hawkesbury during the flood, I’m in awe of this truly amazing group of people. But I’m also angry that yet again, this Coalition Federal Government leaves it to the local community to keep each other alive.
It’s not good enough and this election, we have the opportunity to change it. With our climate crisis, housing crisis and cost-of-living crisis, many are rightly worried about their children’s future. But we have solutions to the problems this government ignores.
Ensuring billionaires and corporations pay their fair share of taxes will help fund the transition to renewable energy, inclusion of dental and mental health in Medicare, free tertiary education and providing affordable housing for essential workers.
Australians need a government that will urgently act on climate change, that isn’t beholden to coal, gas and lobbying industries because of the donations they receive, who won’t hand over $10 billion dollars in subsidies to prop up fossil fuel corporations every year.
We need a government that cares with a focus on a fairer Australia for everyone. Voting The Greens into the balance of power will help achieve this. We have the answers if you’ll give us the opportunity.
IF YOU’RE TIRED OF THE SAME OUTCOMES AND EXCUSES, THEN IT’S TIME TO CHANGE YOUR VOTE.