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Fiona Phillips is the Labor candidate for Gilmore in the 2019 federal election. Fiona is a local mum of four, a former TAFE Teacher and has been married to her husband, a tradie, for 21 years. She has a degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Business, and has worked in a range of jobs including retail, defence & teaching. Fiona was born in Nowra and raised on a dairy farm at Terara, and has lived in the area for most of her life - with family dairy farming origins dating back to 1856 at Broughton Vale and Jaspers Brush. She now lives at Callala where she's raising her teenage children with her husband.
Fiona's first involvement in politics was during 2009, when she stepped up to lead the difficult but successful six year community campaign to save Nowra's community pool. By October 2015, the new Nowra Aquatic Park was opened for the first time, rebuilt as part of a revitalised riverfront for our community. This campaign showed her how important it is to work hard to make a difference in your community, and it's something she wants to continue to do. With her kids growing up, and like every other local young person, they need education and work opportunities that just aren't there. When Fiona taught, she saw so many young talented people end up moving away or getting stuck in a cycle of unemployment. This is why Fiona is running for parliament, her local community has been forgotten for too long and she wants to make it a better place to live.
"Women suffer the most from penalty rate cuts. Why should women on low wages take a pay cut so big business can have a tax cut?"