Philippine-born Australian for Parliament!

I just got word that Maina Walkley, a Philippine-born Australian, is running for the Electoral District of Richmond in the Victorian Parliament. According to her official homepage, she was born and educated in the Philippines and migrated here to Australia more than 31 years ago. Among her achievements here in Melbourne was that she established the Philippine Community Centre at Laverton and the only Philippine Language School in Victoria.

Although I do not know her personally, I’ve heard good things about her. And her being Pinoy also makes me want to support her even though I’m not really much of a Liberal Party fan. Too bad I couldn’t vote for her as I don’t live in Richmond. I heard that the Labor Party has a strong hold on Richmond so it’s a bit of an up-hill battle for her at this stage.

So, if you know anybody who lives in Richmond, tell them to vote for Maina. You can read more about her platform and policies at her website. I wish her the best of luck!

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Published in: on October 6, 2006 at 7:23 am  Leave a Comment  

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