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James Macdonald for Kingsford Smith.

Greens announce 2013 Kingsford Smith candidate.

30th April 2013

The Greens have preselected 24-year-old data analyst James Macdonald as their 2013 Federal Election candidate for Kingsford Smith.

A resident of Kingsford Smith since the age of two, Mr Macdonald currently resides in Maroubra.

"I'm honoured to be the Greens candidate for Kingsford Smith. We'll be campaigning hard on issues that are important to local residents," Mr Macdonald said.

"One of the biggest issues for me is getting education right. The Government is risking the health of the Australian workforce by gutting our universities.

"The positive steps taken in primary and secondary education will be ineffective without proper funding for the next level of learning. We need a cradle-to-the-grave education policy, with comprehensive investment in our schools and universities.

"At the same time, the price on carbon is the cornerstone of a new economic system for Australia, thanks to the Greens. It's not perfect, but It's a crucial first step towards clean energy and stable jobs in a global green economy.

"Putting a price on carbon has coincided with leaps and bounds in GDP and productivity growth. It's the first step to a sustainable, competitive Australia.

"From refugees to marriage equality to single parents, neither Labor nor the Coalition has shown any compassion for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged among us, and that's why I'm running for the Greens.

"Single parents are especially important because they engage in the most valuable and least recognized economy activity - parenting. Where would the tomorrow's workforce be without today's parents?

"The NBN too is a much-needed step in building a connected and competitive Australia. We need a comprehensive rollout - not a half-measure that will cost billions to maintain.

"The Greens in Kingsford Smith are realistic about our chances. here to be competitive and hold local member Peter Garrett to account.

"A vote for the Greens is a vote for a party which puts people first. I'm running for the Greens because I care about the people in my local area and I think they deserve better from their elected representatives," Mr Macdonald said.

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