So many of us have been anxiously watching what's unfolding in Ukraine -- truly devastating and inspiring all at once -- and the awful flooding in Northern NSW and South East Queensland. After two years of uncertainty, these new crises are yet another reminder our fragility in the face of forces beyond our control but also of the extraordinary power of community's taking care of one another.
A quick update from me: we had a big weekend here in Canberra with 6 different events. Our incredible team of volunteers are swinging in to action and bringing a lot of energy. If you have signed up to volunteer - thank you, we’ll be in touch soon if we haven’t been already. If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, you can do so here.
I’ve been asked a lot about policy positions over the last few weeks and have been having great conversations about what people care about and what they want to see happen.
One of the core reasons I am running for the Senate as an independent candidate is to ensure people across the ACT have stronger representation in federal politics. This means genuinely listening to their views on the issues that matter most, not toeing a party line or being beholden to vested interests.
That’s why I’ve been using this early part of my campaign to consult widely across the community as we go about finalising a policy platform that accurately reflects what Canberrans want.
This work is almost complete and we will be rolling out detailed policy positions on a wide range of issues. I'm excited to share these and invite you to keep sending through your thoughts, ideas and feedback throughout the campaign.
Make sure you get in quick and reserve your spot at the launch party this Sunday at Capital Brewing.
We also launched our online store - where we have merch available - singlets, t-shirts, long sleeves, bucket hats, beanies and more to come!
We’ll be having regular opportunities for volunteers to catch up and chat. Thanks to everyone who came down to The Dock on Friday evening.