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Jason Kennedy

Candidate Queensland Greens...

Queensland Greens

  • Position
  • Candidate Queensland Greens Murrumba
  • Credentials
  • 2006 - Current, Ilocate Pty Ltd trading as Axpert International Corporation Limited - Owner 2007 - Bachelor of Business (Management) Queensland University of Technology 2015 - Dakabin High P&C association, 2016, 2017 Serving as President. 2015 - The Greens Candidate Kallangur 2016 - MBRC Candidate division 7, Runner up 2017 - The Greens Candidate Murrumba
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I’ve lived locally with my wife in the Moreton Bay region for over twenty years. It’s my home and we love living here raising our three daughters in this vibrant community.

The next state election where I will contest the seat of Murrumba provides an opportunity to address inequality, urban sprawl, losses in biodiversity, highlight climate change concerns, raise people’s concerns about the cost of essential services like water and power, and to work to improve the liveability and equality of our community.

My children attend school in our community, I am pleased to be involved in activities at their primary and high schools. I currently serve as President of the Dakabin State High P&C Association while also being an active member of North Pine Residents Association, Pine Rivers Climate Action Network, Petrie Bush Care, Koala Action Inc., Pine Rivers Koala Care, and the Kallangur Business Association. Our community organisations and volunteers fill valuable roles in our community, however sadly many of our groups are reporting that they feel there is a lack of consultation, representation and meaningful action from our elected representatives at a local, state and federal level. 

 

Having worked in and around Murrumba in the retail industry for over two decades, and now owning my own business, I’m uniquely aware of the challenges that small business owners face in our community. I’m passionate about small business and want to make sure the Queensland Parliament makes laws that strike a balance between economic prosperity and enriching our communities.

The growth of south east Queensland suburbs is leading to a loss of significant areas of habitat and placing undue burden on native wildlife, particularly our precious koalas. We need a strong state vegetation management plan to preserve the last remaining areas before the extinction of the state icon becomes a reality. The old parties are abandoning their community supporters because they place donations from property developers and big business ahead of our community. I share the anger our community feels when we see that politicians no longer working for us.

Queenslanders have waited too long for a government to pursue an aggressive integrated public and active transport agenda in our state, creating an effective network of trains, buses, bike ways and footpaths. Only by prioritising public transport investment will we reduce the numbers of cars, relieving congestions and improving safety on our local roads.

Dakabin train station has had a replacement plan since 2006 to cope with the increase in population yet neither government since then has delivered for residents. In fact, the station is still not on the priority list despite having no running water, toilets or disability access. Public transport need to be accessible and affordable, linking suburbs to stations with safe and well maintained bike and walking paths and adequate parking.

 

Our state’s assets should be managed by the government for the benefit of the entire community. Both old parties in Qld have resorted to privatisation to cover poor economic management. The Queens Wharf precinct is the state’s largest privatisation you’ve never heard of, I share the public’s frustration with how ten percent of the Brisbane CBD can be given to private developers with no community consultation or disclosure of even the basic economic modelling of this privatisation by stealth. This project has seen LNP and ALP taking almost a quarter of a million dollars in donations from a private developer. So much for transparency and accountability for our government.

I joined the Greens because they put people before profit and support investing in our schools, community infrastructure, essential services and looking after the environment that makes our state such a great place to live. Grassroots participatory democracy is something I value greatly, so please get in touch if you want to be part of a new way to do things around here. I’m immensely proud to stand for the Greens in Murrumba this Queensland election and to continue working with the people and organisations in our strong vibrant local community.

Jason Kennedy – Greens Candidate for Murrumba.

Phone:  0418 739 140

Email:  Jason.Kennedy@qld.greens.org.au

Website:  http://greens.org.au/qld

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Greens4Murrumba

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