Jobs, education and the environment will be key focuses for Greens candidate for Hasluck Patrick Hyslop.
Mr Hyslop, a union organiser who grew up in Perth’s eastern suburbs, was announced as the party’s candidate last month and will go up against Labor’s Bill Leadbetter and Liberal incumbent Ken Wyatt.
He said while the impacts of global warming were challenges they also presented opportunities.
“By investing heavily in renewable energy projects we can create jobs, tackle global warming and reduce electricity prices,” he said.
“By investing in all levels of our public education system we can make sure that future generations have the opportunities they need for a dignified life and that Australia is at the forefront of clean energy technology.”
He said it was also important to ensure university was affordable to all and that public schools were properly funded.
“Completing my university degree is one of the best things I ever did but universities are under immense funding pressure as are our schools and this is undoubtedly harmful to the quality of education available to future generations,” he said.
“Only the Greens have the vision to act now to secure a decent future of clean energy and the new jobs this investment will create.”