The Australian Greens have announced their Federal candidate for the seat of Wright, ahead of the Federal election.
Nicole Thompson, a nurse and a midwife by profession, has lived in the Scenic Rim for 14 years.
She is a mother to a child with disabilities and has been a foster carer.
“I’m mainly inspired to run as the candidate so there’s a chance to push for action on climate change,” she said.
“But I have many social interests too. As a nurse I care about people, particularly vulnerable people.”
“So, I would like to see the NDIS fixed, mental health included in Medicare and women kept safe,” she said.
Ms Thompson says she values the rural landscape, national parks and close knit communities in the Wright electorate.
“I’m running for the Greens because I want to stand up for everyday Australians”.
“I’m increasingly concerned about the course our country is on.”
“We need to act now to tackle climate change and build a fair and compassionate society for everyone.”
“That’s why I’m stepping up this election.”
She lists the housing crisis as a major priority, stating the need for affordable, sustainable housing for everyone.
Other Greens policies such as including dental care in Medicare are a high priority for Ms Thompson.
“Our policies and values are based on science and kindness and contain the solutions to Australia’s problems.”
At the time of print a date for the Australian Federal election had not been set.
Note: Beaudesert Bulletin will offer all candidates equal editorial space in the lead up to the election.