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Carles to fight for Fremantle

Independent MP Adele Carles has announced that she will re-contest the seat of Fremantle at the election on March 9.

“I am standing to give Fremantle voters the opportunity to vote for an experienced independent MP” says Independent MP Adele Carles.

“I am the first to admit that the odds are stacked against me, but a win is possible if I poll ahead of the Greens candidate and pick up Greens and Liberal preferences to get across the line.”

“Being a marginal seat has been good for Fremantle.  The relocation of the State Department of Housing to Fremantle will boost our city by bringing in 800 new workers.  Funding is now finally flowing to John Curtin College of the Arts.  The ISAF world sailing event was held in Fremantle.  Planning is now underway to replace the unsafe traffic bridge, with a designated freight rail bridge to get more containers off road and onto rail.” 

“I have campaigned to keep Kaleeya Hospital open so that birthing women have choices.  I have worked to keep lead carbonate out of Fremantle (the former Labor Government approved lead export through Fremantle in 2008 and the Liberal Government want this to continue).  I have ensured that iron ore is kept out of our Port, so that we do not industrialise our city. I have campaigned to protect our heritage, environment and our precious remaining public open space. Most importantly, I have used my office resources to assist the most vulnerable people in our society to access housing and Government assistance.”

“I believe the biggest issue we face is the threat of losing health services including our Emergency Department and Kaleeya Hospital, decisions made by the former Labor Government with the support of the Greens and continued by the Liberal Government.”

“The polling indicates that the Liberals will win the election, so now is not a good time for Fremantle to revert to being a safe Labor seat.”


We don’t need a 2nd marina adjacent to Port Coogee

Adele has vowed to continue the fight against a new marina at Port Coogee and has questioned why the Greens’ Fremantle candidate would actively promote something so out of step with community sentiment. Read more

Adele’s show of support for Freo’s proposed plastic bag ban

I encourage you to join me and get behind the City of Fremantle’s move to introduce a plastic bag reduction local law. Read more

Closure of Deckchair Theatre a major loss for Fremantle

I have been a long time supporter of the Deckchair Theatre and was sad to hear that it is closing its doors.  Chris Bendall and his creative team produced amazing and inspiring work and will be missed.  The Krakouer production was a favourite for me. Read more

Parking fees at Freo Hospital to come down after Adele’s intervention

Parking fees for Fremantle Hospital workers are set to come down after Adele lobbied the State Government successfully to reduce the burden on hospital staff. Read more

South Fremantle Senior High School achieves first in Australia

“Congratulations to everyone at South Fremantle Senior High School for your wonderful achievement of becoming the first accredited Carbon Neutral school in Australia.” Read more

‘No bike helmet’ trial needed

Adele and Mayor Brad Pettitt  have joined forces to call for the Port City to lead the way with a ‘no bike helmet’ trial. Read more

Adele welcomes Government focus on John Curtin College of the Arts

“I am heartened to see that the new Minister for Education, Peter Collier, is focusing on John Curtin by injecting up to $2.75million for new and refurbished toilet facilities for staff and students, and for the restoration of some windows and sunshades.” Read more

Adele calls for prioritised funding for John Curtin College of the Arts

Adele joined Premier Colin Barnett and Education Minister Peter Collier for the official opening of a new science lab at John Curtin College of the Arts, urging the Government to prioritise funding the school’s master plan this year. Read more

Keep Freo Dockers in Freo!

“No one in Fremantle wants to see the Dockers go. I have a meeting scheduled with the club’s management next week to find out what it would take to secure the Dockers’ future in Fremantle.”

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