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About Amy

I am a social scientist, activist, carer and gardener, born and raised in Brisbane. I've worked as a teacher, researcher and community development worker, and I'm soon to finish my PhD on community responses to climate change.

I have lived in South Brisbane for the past four years, and went to school at Brisbane State High School. I love this part of town, but me and my neighbours are seeing the area changing rapidly, as the interests of property developers are put above those of the community and the environment.

I am running to be the state representative for South Brisbane because I'm passionate about the future of Queensland, as a fair, sustainable and progressive state. A place where our communities and precious natural places are protected from the impact of over-development. Where our representatives make decisions guided by a sense of social justice, rather than corporate donations. Where a transition to a sustainable economy underway. Where the basic needs of everyone are met, and our diversity and creativity can thrive.

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    Levelling up Your Political Persuasion Skills

    When: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Where: Queensland Russian Community Centre in Woolloongabba, Australia

    "The Greens only care about the environment" "What are the Greens going to do for the economy?" "The Greens can't win": Struggled to answer these questions before? 

    If you want to learn how to have productive, open-minded conversations about politics with people who see the world differently and how to handle all those sticky questions you might get while campaigning, then this is the event for you. 

    We’re hosting a half day workshop where we will be training you in how to persuade someone to vote for the Greens, how to talk about Greens policies and how to handle those sticky questions

    We have an amazing chance of winning South Brisbane, with the media reporting that we only need 455 votes to win. But if we want to win those 455 votes we need to have thousands of one on one conversations. 

    This event is for people of all experience levels from regular doorknockers to first timers.

    There will be training sessions on general persuasive conversation skills, and specific workshops on particular issues. You’ll get a chance to practice your newfound skills with other volunteers. 

    We'll be posting a venue and timetable in the next few weeks.

    Community BBQ at the Broadway Hotel

    When: Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Where: Broadway Hotel in Woolloongabba, Australia

    We’d like to invite you to a Community BBQ at the Broadway Hotel, on Sunday 27 August, from 2pm til 4pm.

    This will be a chance to revive the Hotel as an important place in the neighbourhood, and get residents together to talk about what we’d like to see from the proposed development - fewer storys? Larger setbacks? Affordable housing? Stronger heritage protection?

    Come and enjoy a BBQ and put forward your ideas for what you’d like to see at the Broadway Hotel. If you can, bring a plate to share, and if you’d like to help set up, feel free to meet us at 1:30pm.

    The Development Application (you can read some of the details here) is still sitting with the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, who will be making a decision regarding the heritage impacts of the development. Their decision is due on 15 August. From there the application will be assessed by Brisbane City Council.

    In the meantime, I’d encourage you to call and email the relevant Ministers, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning, Jackie Trad, and the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Steven Miles, and ask them to ensure that they make public their opposition to the current plan.

    See you on Sunday 27 August for the Community BBQ!