Candidate for Bass

Lawyer and Child Rights Advocate

Lives in Bell Buoy Beach near Low Head

I worked for years as a corporate strategist, my priorities changed profoundly when I had my son (now thirteen years old). I moved into the not-for-profit sector with a focus on child protection and the rights of the child.

I strongly believe that everyone deserves to have representatives and advocates that are not afraid to ask the tough questions and who are willing, and committed to fighting for the things that they need.

I am that person. I will stand up, speak up, and fight for what is just, fair and right for the people of Bass.

In 2018, I commenced as a respite and emergency foster carer. To have the immense privilege to work with vulnerable and often traumatised children motivated me to want to do more, and thus my Law journey began. I was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Federal Court of Australia in early 2022, and currently work as a legal practitioner.

I believe we need to take a large broom of reform to the DECYP and demand more transparency and accountability particularly in Child Protection and Out-of-home-Care. The 191 recommendations detailed in the Government Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings must be implemented in full with an absolute commitment to the rights of the child and adopting a child centred approach.

Another priority for me is to work on breaking cycles of generational poverty, crime, family violence, substance abuse, and child neglect and abuse. I’ve seen so many vulnerable people in Bass suffering through this cycle, we must do more to fix it at the root causes.

Finally, if you let me loose in the State Parliament, I promise I will go as hard as I can to tackle nepotism (jobs for the boys/girls) - success and opportunities should be based on ability and merit not your last name and who you know.

I decided to run for the Jacqui Lambie Network because I’ve seen Jacqui prove that one fearless voice can speak up for the those who are often ignored and achieve real life changing results.

I am that person too. I take particular offence to hearing someone say "No" or "You Can't" or "It cannot be done". My responses are... Why not? Who said? And watch me!

If I am elected, my door will always be open. You will have a seat at my table. If I can do something, anything, to ensure that the people of Bass, and for that matter, all Tasmanians, have their rights protected and their best interests pursued. I will do my best with any and all resources at my disposal to make it happen.

If you can... then DO! I have your back... always.

A word from Jacqui about Angela

To be honest, when I first met Angela, I was excited. I thought to myself, here is a driven, accomplished, fiercely intelligent and empathetic woman who wants to give back to her community. What more can you ask for in a candidate?

Angela is one of those rare people who doesn’t just talk the talk, she actually walks the walk. She has a long track record of fighting for those who are disadvantaged in our community, and I hope that we get to see her do that as a representative for Bass.