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What Adele Stands For

Adele in the Legislative Assembly with the Speaker, the Hon. Grant Woodhams MLA

Adele is the State Member for Fremantle after being elected in a by-election in May 2009 and she sits as an Independent member of the Legislative Assembly.

Adele lives locally in her Fremantle electorate and has 3 school aged daughters at public schools in Fremantle.

What Adele stands for:

Adele’s priorities are environmental protection, gender equality, grass roots democracy and participation, social justice and indigenous rights.

Adele’s voting record in Parliament since being elected:
As an Independent MP, she has the freedom to vote on the merits of the issue at all times, as opposed to having to follow a party line.  Adele is not aligned with any party and her voting record shows her independence, with a tendency to lean left.

Adele has always supported the Labor Opposition in voting against rising utility costs and against privatising services at Fiona Stanley hospital.

As an Independent, Adele was the only MP in the Legislative Assembly during this term

(1)   to vote against the controversial stop and search laws when they were first introduced (they were ultimately stopped by the Nationals in the Upper House);

(2)   to vote against the Cockburn Cement licence, due to the negative health impacts on local Cockburn residents

(3)   to call on the Government to stop logging our native SW forests

In Fremantle, Adele focuses on:
(1)  keeping bulk minerals out of the Fremantle Port – examples of this are Magellan (lead carbonate), Cazaly (Iron ore) and Lynas (rare earths containing radioactive materials);

(2)  supporting getting more containers on rail and off roads in Fremantle

(3)  supporting women’s groups, including Freo based community midwifery

(4)  keeping our Fremantle Emergency Department open;

(5)  plans for a southern light rail link for the new Cockburn Coast plan;

(6)  funding for public schools, particularly John Curtin College of the Arts which needs new music facilities and renovation;

(7)   protecting the built heritage and human scale of the Freo CBD;

(8)  funding for the unsafe Fremantle traffic bridge

(9)  funding for the Arts in Fremantle

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