Ali grew up in a family where her father’s life changing accident meant that she and her brother and sister could very easily have fallen through the cracks.
Instead, the commitment of Labor governments over generations to free education, accessible healthcare and supporting people through adversity meant that Ali was able to get a quality public education, go to university and eventually start a small business working with other vulnerable people to make sure they in turn didn’t fall through the cracks.
Ali went on to work as an advisor to the Queensland Health Minister and is proud that her policy work helped Queensland women to finally access legal abortion services after 119 years, and to access those essential health services with privacy and dignity via Safe Access Zones.
Ali’s focus now is on making sure the people of Pumicestone have access to the services and policies they need so they don’t fall through the cracks, and that women in Pumicestone and right across Queensland don’t have their reproductive rights stripped from them all over again, as the Queensland LNP has promised to do if elected.
Pumicestone is a must-win seat and your support has never been more important.
Ali is being mentored by Sonya Kilkenny, the Victorian State Member for Carrum and ELA National Committee member.
Kaylee grew up and has lived most of her life locally in Currumbin. Having attended Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Kaylee still lives in Currumbin with her husband Troy and her two children Indie and Tom.
Kaylee was recently the president of Parents and Citizen’s Association (P&C) Queensland – the state’s peak parenting body for the parents of state school students. She was a board member of the Queensland College of Teachers.
Kaylee is committed to world-class education for all students. As president of the Currumbin State School P&C and on the executive of the Palm Beach Currumbin State High School P&C, Kaylee will always fight for education funding for Gold Coast schools.
As a former member of the Gold Coast Health and Hospital Network Community Advisory Group, Kaylee is committed to fighting for health funding for the Gold Coast.
Kaylee is active in her community as a member of local environment groups, Tugun SLSC Nippers and Tallebudgera Tigers FC.
As a local, Kaylee will stand up for the Gold Coast – fighting for school and health funding, strong investment in new infrastructure, roads and transport.
Kaylee is being mentored by Michelle O'Byrne, Deputy Leader of Tasmanian Labor Party, Member for Bass.
Labor’s candidate for Theodore has lived on the Gold Coast for more than 20 years.
Tracey worked three jobs to make ends meet while raising two children on the Gold Coast. That’s why she’s passionate about fighting for local jobs and fair pay for workers.
Having worked for twenty years as an early childhood educator and advocate, Tracey is director of a local childcare centre and believes all children – regardless their background – deserve the best start in life.
Tracey is proud to be part of Labor’s team who are committed to being part of a government that can deliver a world class education for every child. Tracey has been instrumental in advocating for pay rises for early child educators - some of the nation’s lowest-paid workers.
Tracey will always put the Gold Coast first and will prioritise fighting for extra funding for schools, TAFEs and health care along with funding for road and transport projects in the Coast’s burgeoning northern growth corridor.
As an active member of her community and a Commonwealth Games volunteer, Tracey will always put our community first.
Tracey Bell is being mentored by Tamika Hicks, former candidate for Rowville, Vic
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