Posted by Vote Climate One Team on March 31, 2022 11:51 pm

RYAN, Monique


Last assessment: 2022-04-24 04:31:30

I’m running for Kooyong because I’m worried that my children might not have the opportunities I’ve had, because our environment and economy might be blighted by the effect of man-made climate change. I can no longer look away from the incipient disaster of rising sea levels, warming of the land and loss of our flora and fauna. 

I’m definitely not a politician. But I’m stepping away from my job as Director of Neurology at the Royal Children’s Hospital to run as an Independent for Kooyong.

Why? Like many of us, I can see that Australian politics is broken. This Liberal-National Government has had more than a decade to act on the enormous threat of climate change, and to create an economy that can benefit from that transition. But politicians don’t seem to answer to us; they won’t even implement basic measures to clean up corruption and the chronic mistreatment of women. 

If we keep voting the same, we can’t expect things to change. 

So it’s time for us to stand up. This election, I’m offering Kooyong a real alternative: a fresh, independent voice truly dedicated to our community.