We approached Division 12 Candidate Trevor Lewis to ask him about his stance on a multicultural Moreton Bay Region Below is what he had to say
Trevor is a local resident of Elimbah and has lived in the region for more than 10 years with his wife Anja who is a Registered Nurse at the Caboolture Hospital.
Here is what Trevor had to say:
I was born in Melbourne which is known for its vibrant multicultural societies. Growing up there, I was able to see first hand the fruits of diversity and acceptance. Many of my school friends were 1st generation immigrants and I was always welcomed into their home with open arms.
This exposure to other cultures started a deep ambition within me from a young age where I yearned to see more of the world. As the saying goes; "Traveling is the only way you can spend money and become richer." This is even more true in our beautiful brown land as we reside virtually alone in a corner of the globe without any border countries.
Now at 38, I can say I am a better person for my extensive travel experience. I was always drawn to places that are outside of western norms and sought ways I could mingle and immerse myself with people in their day-to-day lives away from the usual touristy corridors that generally blinker real insight. The most recent expedition being a solo circular trek around the continent of South America in the middle of last year.
Contrasting these experiences and insights to what we know as Australians coupled with my keen interest in government has given me a much broader and deeper perspective of what's truly important to all of us; regardless of colour or creed - opportunity, acceptance and inclusiveness or what we used to refer to as "a fair go".
From a local government perspective, I am able to use the same paradigm and would naturally encourage and promote ways for our communities to celebrate diversity. Examples of this recently were the government grants for community groups and sports clubs to drive inclusiveness, particularly aimed at minorities.
As an elected official, my job would be a conduit from community to government and i would always take action on the best advice available to me in the interest of collective community voices such as yours. It's my commitment to be available to listen with an open mind.
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We wish you all the very best with your campaign Trevor. #unityindiversity