OXLEY: Steven Purcell, Greens
I'M standing for action on climate change, to save our great barrier reef, and to protect future generations from the worst impacts of global warming.
Australia needs leaders with the courage and vision to tackle the big issues and focus on taking action for our future.
The transition to clean energy is key to unlocking Australia's economic potential and combating global warming.
We have the costed policies to drive the transition to the new economy, for a jobs rich, high tech, high skills, low carbon future.
To get there we need investment in research, innovation, skills, infrastructure and small business.
The big changes that are happening to the global economy are huge opportunities if we have leaders with the courage and vision to take action.
In addition to strong leadership on global issues, we need a government prepared to address the growing financial and social pressures Australians are currently facing.
Too many people in our region are struggling to makes ends meat.
The Greens will protect Medicare, increase pensions, boost education spending and invest in better transport infrastructure.
Our cost-of-living package increases Newstart payments by $55 per week and addresses rental stress with a 30% increase in rent assistance.
We are a nation in crisis, with homelessness, inequality, domestic violence and addiction continuing to rise.
We can't solve these problems with the same tired old thinking.
If elected, I will fight for climate action, equality for all, including marriage equality, and a fair go for all Australians.
- Steven Purcell