As a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Pacific nations and Asia; home to world class research facilities like JCU and AIMES; and serving as the regional capital of North Queensland with its treasure trove of mining and agricultural resources, it is not surprising that Townsville is one of the fastest growing centres for regional growth in Australia.
Townsville deserves a state representative who appreciates the possibilities and challenges for the future of a city ear marked for change while holding on to an identity that is uniquely ours.
Standing for the Greens, Jenny Stirling is a proud North Queenslander: born and raised in the culturally vibrant community of Innisfail, she raised her four children the coal mining communities of Collinsville and Moranbah. In the past 13 years, Jenny has lived, studied and worked in Townsville.
A social worker by profession, Jenny is currently working in that capacity in aged care and as an advocate and community development worker with refugees and migrants. She has previously working as a subject co-ordinator, associate lecturer and project officer at James Cook University; and has served the wider community in a number of voluntary capacities, including schools, over many years.
Her abiding interests (and passions) include her children and grandchildren; social & economic justice; civil society and the role that a free press plays in that context ; the well-being of families especially those dealing with disadvantage, disability, and poverty; climate change and adaptation; and gardening.
This combination of experiences and values have equipped Jenny with the knowledge, the life experience and practical wisdom to serve the city of Townsville.
Contact Jenny on email@example.com
There is so much worth fighting for here in North Queensland: precious, natural 'values' that exist nowhere else on Earth; a lifestyle the envy of most; with so many prospects for sustainable, healthy living. However, the state and federal government's determination to support massive new coal mining developments in Central Queensland, without any viable form of clean coal technology, leaves us in no doubt of what is at risk.
The Greens will protect our future in North Queensland by pursuing:
- free public education at all levels
- anti-privitisation of public assets
- solar thermal base load power
- indigenous Australian's well-being
- protecting the Great Barrier Reef
- free healthcare including dental care
- regional infrastructure
- preservation of agricultural land
- animal welfare
Townville Greens candidate