Tracy Burton

The Greens

 


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I am a long serving high school teacher, including nine years in Caloundra, environmentalist and social justice activist who ran for The Greens in the 2017 state election in the seat of Buderim.

I want the people of Fisher to know that The Greens are here and we are strong. No one wants to continue down this crooked road that the LNP has led people on. This government doesn’t listen and is completely out of touch with people and the planet.
I was born in Wide Bay and moved to the Sunshine Coast 11 years ago after living in Melbourne and Sydney where I completed tertiary qualifications in communications and education.
Living in Palmwoods with my family, I currently work in the private education sector, am a member of the Queensland Independent Education Union and produce my own educational podcast.
Education plays a vital role in providing our younger generation with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt and prosper in this ever-changing world. We believe that all kids should have access to a well-funded early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education. And The Greens have the policies to do this.

I am an active participant in environmental projects and I believe that the Sunshine Coast needs to be preserved and protected.

We will protect the Sunshine Coast from further habitat loss due to over-development and weak environmental laws. I love our coast and hinterland – I want to protect and preserve it now and into the future. This is a priority for The Greens.

I am also a strong advocate for the rights of women to live safely and equally in society.

Through our free childcare policy, women can return to work sooner and our early childhood educators will receive the recognition they deserve.

The Queensland Greens remain committed to the sustainable transition to renewable energy, stopping large corporate donations, providing greater rights for renters and a home for all.

People are finding it so difficult to find a place to rent or an affordable place to buy here on the coast. We need to fix this, and we can with the right will and the right priorities.


“Why do you want to be a politician?” and “Can you outline one significant issue that you think is concerning for our local readers and what you propose to do about it?”

(from GC&M News, 08/05/2019 - http://www.gcnews.com.au/Readme.aspx?pid=845)

I got into politics because we need a strong, progressive voice on the Sunshine Coast who will fight for fairness and equality, social justice and our environment.

My plan will provide free TAFE and university, dental care into Medicare, affordable housing for all, free childcare, gender equality and a serious commitment to tackle climate change.
We need more honesty and integrity in politics, which is why I support the creation of an anti-corruption commission and the banning of donations from corporations trying to buy influence.
We need a representative who will stand up for our community’s interest, not the interests of big corporations.
The most important issue in this election is the environment. We are facing the destruction of our natural environment, habitat, beaches and tourism industry due to climate change, pollution and over-development.
We need strong environmental laws that will protect and preserve our natural habitat, forests, natural reserves and threatened species, clean up our beaches and oceans and save our marine life, create more Indigenous ranger jobs and restore the funding that has been slashed by the government to protect our environment.
We need to stop over-development, give the community more say in the planning decisions that affect all of us and create a future that is ecologically sustainable.
We also need to take strong action on climate change to address the drought, bushfires, rising sea levels and coastal erosion that is threatening not only our environment and community but our vital tourism industry. Our plan calls for a transition away from coal and big polluters to renewables, which will create thousands of clean energy jobs for our community and bring down our power bills.
The Greens are the only party in this election with a serious plan to tackle climate change. We need to stop the damage being done to our climate and hand over a better, safer future for generations to come.


"With a dire lack of local infrastructure and real employment, and locals suffering cost of living stresses, how could voters really think that voting for the Greens will improve the road and rail networks, grow the construction industry and provide business confidence to improve the standard of living for locals?"
(from GC&M News, 08/05/2019 - http://www.gcnews.com.au/Readme.aspx?pid=845)

The Greens’ policies are committed to building a fairer, more equitable society with an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and powerful.
We have a plan to educate, up-skill and protect people as our industries change. That means developing strategies to plan for the future of work to overcome the threat of insecure work, casualisation and automation, protect workers’ rights and entitlements, close the gender pay gap, and support small business and the industries of the future.
Our plan to transition away from the big polluting industries like coal and invest in renewables will create thousands of new jobs in the clean energy industry to address the job shortage in our community, tackle the threat of climate change and protect our local environment and thriving touri

 
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