How to vote for Nicola Foxworthy for Melbourne
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My name is Nicola Foxworthy and I am running for the Legislative Assembly seat of Melbourne. I am passionate about creating communities where people feel heard and valued, and where they have what they need to live their best lives. I believe that this can be best achieved by fostering a vibrant democracy, driven by leaders who act with integrity, celebrate the diversity of our community, and recognise the experience and knowledge that this diversity offers.
As a young single mum, I experienced first-hand how important stable housing is to keeping all the balls in the air. My daughter is now an adult, and my partner and I now have a blended family of four grown-up kids and two grandkids. But the importance of stable housing hasn't changed - in fact it’s more important now than ever. This is why solving Victoria’s affordable housing crisis will be one of my key priorities if elected to parliament.
I have masters degrees in social science and public administration. My background in research and policy development across urban planning, transport, and housing and 25 years of experience in the community and government sectors have given me a deep understanding of how Government works - and how change can be made. My work with community groups and co-ops, most recently as a senior leader in a co-op housing program, means that I have seen first-hand the power of a group of people united for a common cause.
In my spare time, I enjoy making bespoke cordials and cocktails for family celebrations. My daughter and I have used these to host ‘Cocktail for a Cause’ events to fundraise for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. My mum, brother and I also run a regular online Trivia fundraising event for the Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project. These events are a small way in which I can use my skills to help build awareness around the issues faced by one of the most marginalised groups in our community, as well as raise much needed funds for the local organizations doing great work to support them.
I’m standing for the Reason Party because I want to play a bigger part in doing politics differently. I am especially committed to rebuilding confidence in our democratic processes and centering evidence-based decision-making in our Parliament. If elected to the seat of Melbourne, I will work to foster a healthier democracy that better represents the interests of Victorian communities- especially the most vulnerable- and focus on providing the foundations needed for everyone to live their best lives.