Ami-Louise Harrison will represent the Greens and everything they stand for this election

PROGRESSIVE: Greens' candidate Ami-Louise Harrison will contest the seat of Mawson, currently held by Labor, in the state election next weekend. Photo: Supplied.

PROGRESSIVE: Greens' candidate Ami-Louise Harrison will contest the seat of Mawson, currently held by Labor, in the state election next weekend. Photo: Supplied.

Ami-Louise Harrison sees the area of Mawson as home no matter where she is.

Growing up on the Fleurieu she went to Aldinga Kindy, completed year 12 at Tatachilla Lutheran College in their first graduating class and spent most of her younger years in Willunga.

Currently a qualified grief counsellor, Ms Harrison believes she can appreciate the many challenges and milestones people can face in their lives.

When it came to choosing the right party for her, Ami said she believed it was important to be the change you want to see in the world.

“Each (party) had pros and cons, but unlike the Greens the others all sang to the same old tune,” she said.

“They forgot two keys things: all people need a decent quality of life regardless of where they come from and what their background is, and without consideration for the environment we live in, in future we will have nothing left to live from.”

Environment

Ms Harrison said she would look to legislate to protect farmland, conservation land and residential areas from coal and gas extraction.

“End direct and indirect subsidies to fossil fuel generators, where alternative technologies can achieve the same results in keeping the electricity network stable and secure,” she said.

Services

“I would look to establish a publicly-owned public interest, non-profit energy retailer which guarantees the lowest prices for low-income households.”

“Restore health funding to regional areas to help close the health gap between rural and urban communities, and between Indigenous and non-indigenous people.”

Economy

She said she would promote more research into the impacts of agriculture on climate change and adaptation of agriculture to climate change.

“To support development of local community gardens and farmers markets, to increase access to healthy food,” she said.

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