Mandurah candidate seeing Green in lead-up to state election

Lawyer and mother of two Jodie Moffat is standing as the Greens candidate for Mandurah in the 2017 WA State Election. Photo: Supplied.

Lawyer and mother of two Jodie Moffat is standing as the Greens candidate for Mandurah in the 2017 WA State Election. Photo: Supplied.

Lawyer and mother of two Jodie Moffat is standing as the Greens candidate for Mandurah in the 2017 WA State Election.

Growing dissatisfaction with her community being overlooked by successive governments provided the catalyst for Ms Moffat’s decision to nominate as the Greens candidate for Mandurah.

“For many years ordinary people have not had a say in the way they’re governed and have been dealt a raw deal by the old parties,” she said.

“I am deeply concerned with rising unemployment and the lack of educational opportunities in Mandurah, especially for our youth, and would like the State government to make these a priority so the city can continue to grow and thrive.”

Ms Moffat would also like renewable energy to be recognised as an opportunity for economic growth and job creation in the region.

“Right now there is massive potential for the South West to become a major centre for clean energy generation,” she said.

“This not only creates many local jobs but also helps protect our communities and environment from the disastrous effects of global warming.

“Not enough is being done to protect and preserve Mandurah’s precious natural environment.

“This is future-proofing that cannot be put off. Only the Greens will make this a priority.”