Legal Service CEO and Local Mum to Stand for Bonner

Labor Party

CEO of the Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland and Manly West mum Tabatha Young has been endorsed to contest the seat of Bonner at the next Federal Election for the Australian Labor Party.

Working with women and families who are facing Domestic Violence and the Child Protection System, Tabatha knows the impact Scott Morrison’s inability to walk the talk has had for the community.

Tabatha will be a fierce advocate for Government action supporting survivors of Domestic and Family Violence and funding for essential services to Bonner such as health and aged care.

“Scott Morrison has not taken responsibility for the inadequate services here in Bonner, with Gunda Pa providing only limited health services since the LNP closed the Wynnum Hospital. Bonner is being left behind when it comes to health care and essential services under Scott Morrison.”

“After the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, we have seen too little action taken by Scott Morrison for a sector in crisis. Even in our own backyard, the Macleay Ward at the Redlands Hospital has been converted into a dementia ward when we know those patients should be in a specialised care facility, not a hospital bed.”

“The people of Bonner deserve a representative who listens to them and is on their side. It’s time for a change here in Bonner.”

Senator Murray Watt said “Scott Morrison has given the community of Bonner nothing but political spin since he took on the job of Prime Minister. Tabatha is an authentic member of the Bonner community and will be a strong advocate as part of the Labor team in Brisbane.”

Labor Leader Anthony Albanese also welcomed Tabatha to the Labor team.

“Labor has a plan to fix our health system and create secure, local jobs here in Queensland and I need strong advocates on my team like Tabatha to help deliver Labor’s plan for Queensland.”

“Tabatha’s advocacy and experience will make her a strong representative for Bonner.”

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