Marriage Equality's Alex Greenwich joins Clover Moore's fight for office
Clover Moore has announced a new team of Independents to join her in the fight for Sydney City Council.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has announced a new team of candidates joining her as Independents in the City of Sydney’s local government election on September 8.
“My team is made up of experienced and passionate people with deep backgrounds in governance, planning, business, creative culture and advocacy,” the Lord Mayor said.
“We are a team with experience in advocating for our community, a team that has a plan for the future with a strong record of achievement and a team that cares about our city and the people in it.”
The 2012 Clover Moore Independent Team includes :
Nell Schofield - writer, broadcaster and documentary maker who was also
trained as a Climate Reality Project presenter by Al Gore. Nell starred in Puberty Blues, co-wrote the play Strictly Ballroom and has been an arts & film reporter for
the ABC, CNN, Showtime and a host of others. She’s also a surfer and keen
- Jenny Green - Academic Director at the National Judicial College of Australia and lecturer at UTS. Jenny is a Director on the board of Tradewinds a not for profit fair trade organisation. Jenny led a successful community campaign which resulted in legislative reform to deal with backpackers selling vehicles on Victoria Street, Kings Cross.
- Claudia Bowman – successful small business owner and co-ordinator of the Kings Cross Parents' and Carers' Association, with its weekly Junior Jivers sessions at the Wayside Chapel. Claudia has two children, with a third on the way.
- Alex Greenwich - has led the push for marriage equality in Australia. As the convenor of Australian Marriage Equality Alex has inspired thousands of people to support the cause and built broad public support to end discrimination. He is the managing director of a financial recruitment business in the city and a happily married man.
Moore thanked the past members of her team who have worked so tirelessly alongside her to "transform the city" .
“Together we’ve led a successful, stable government with a strong record of achievement. Parks and reserves have been renewed with new ones created such as Pirrama and Harmony parks and nearly every children's playground has been upgraded. We’ve overseen the development of award winning community, sporting and leisure facilities such as Surry Hills Library, Redfern Park and Oval, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre and the soon to be opened Prince Alfred Park Pool.
“Sydney’s creative culture, festivals and events are world-renowned. The small bar revolution I championed has meant more choice in our nightlife.
“Our city is tackling climate change head on, supporting start up innovation and building a stronger sense of local community. And we’ve developed Sustainable Sydney 2030 – the city’s long term plan for the future – with your support and participation.
Moore says "it's now time to pursue bigger and more exciting challenges for our city". She describes her new team members as "effective champions for their local communities".