We approached Amy Smith who is running for Division 3 in the Moreton Bay Region Elections. Below is what she had to say about a multicultural Moreton Bay Region.
Amy first moved to the Moreton Bay Region in 1992 and have resided in Caboolture since 2009. has worked in the legal industry for over 18 years and is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry Major).
MACS Inc. asked Amy what plans she has to contribute to building cohesive and more resilient communities?
Amy: I think ensuring that all people feel welcome in our community is important. All residents are valued members of our society and as a Councillor, it will be my job to ensure that I listen to the whole community and make sure everyone is included and appreciated no matter their background.
MACS Inc. asked Amy how she intends to support community grassroots organisations, such as MACS Inc, in delivering culturally rich and diverse experiences for residents and visitors alike; as well as establishing and maintaining projects and initiatives that help culturally and linguistically diverse communities grow and thrive?
Amy: As a Councillor I will help fight for fair funding of these services, as I understand that our region is being underfunded when compared to other areas. These types of services are very important as it helps provide the tools for people to exceed and excel in our community.
MACS Inc. asked Amy if there are issues she has personally identified in the Region, from a multicultural perspective, that she feels require attention and solutions?
Amy: I understand that funding levels for our Region are being under funded. I would intend to advocate and fight for the same level of funding as other regions to ensure that the important services that are needed are properly funded so that our residents are being supported properly so that they can thrive in our community.
MACS Inc. asked Amy what her plans are for supporting the migrant and refugee business community?
Amy: To ensure that we have in place specialised services, which may include a website in different languages or specialised support staff to support our business community in their dealings with Council.
MACS Inc. asked Amy is she believes it is important for Moreton Bay Regional Council to create and implement a Multicultural Action Plan?
Amy answered YES to MBRC implementing a Multicultural Action Plan. We asked how she will make sure this happens during her time as Councillor?
Amy: I would do this by prioritising this matter, especially given the fact that we are lagging behind other Councils in our area, and by engagement with the community to ensure that the plan is implemented properly.
You can learn more about Amy and what she stands for by visiting:
Website - https://greens.org.au/qld/person/amy-smith
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Smith-The-Greens-100636498106021/
We wish you all the very best with your campaign Amy. #unityindiversity