Greens NSW Senate Candidate David Shoebridge has been recognised as a voice for social justice and public accountability over more than a decade serving as a Greens MP in the NSW State Parliament.
“It is an extraordinary privilege to represent The Greens in Parliament and to have the capacity to focus on the common good rather than corporate interests. In all of my work for you as a Greens MP I am committed to living up to this opportunity by putting people and the planet right at the centre of my politics.
I know it’s the same system that is busily stripmining the environment and fueling runaway climate change that also creates a handful of billionaires and millions who are struggling to get by. I know as well, that if we build a movement across New South Wales and Australia, inside and outside of Parliament, we can change that system to protect the climate, restore the environment and deliver a fair share to everyone. That’s why I’m in politics.
To make these changes we need to have the courage and passion to hold power to account. This is a job I relish whether it is taking on a Premier, a Prime Minister or any one of their corporate backers. But it’s only with your help that I can do this job for you in the Federal Senate. Change is within reach and if we join together we can achieve it.
I’m proud to be part of a party that rejects corporate donations and instead relies on the collective work of tens of thousands of Greens members and supporters to send Greens MPs to Parliament. In return, I commit to working with you and using the position you give me, to rewrite the rules so that we start putting people and the planet before profit and self-interest.”