WHO IS ZHI SOON?
- Zhi Soon is the pre-selected Labor candidate for the NSW federal seat of Banks which is located in Sydney’s south;
- Zhi migrated with his family from Malaysia as child, living first in Hurstville before settling in Revesby;
- Zhi Soon himself lives in Padstow with his partner and his sister and her family living in Kenthurst – so he is pretty much through and through a “Banks boy”;
- He was as a diplomat for DFAT in Afghanistan, which is what piqued his interest and passion in the public sector;
- Currently he is working for the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership;
WHAT IS THE FEDERAL ELECTORATE OF BANKS LIKE?
- The federal NSW seat of Banks is located in the southern part of Sydney and includes suburbs such as Padstow, Panania, Peakhurst, and Revesby etc – (you can find out more on the suburbs on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website);
- The seat of Banks is currently held by Liberal MP David Coleman;
- The demographics of Banks, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that around (55%) of Bank’s population were born overseas with (16.2%) identifying as having Chinese ancestry with Nepalese, Hong Kong and Vietnamese as the other main Asian backgrounds;
WHY IS ZHI PUTTING HIS HAND UP AND RUNNING AS A CANDIDATE?
- Zhi is running as a candidate because he believes Australia needs a federal government that cares about his area and community;
- He is committed to creating secure, well-paid jobs by working with business to rebuild manufacturing, grow new industries and train a high skilled workforce;
- He wants to strengthen Medicare, making it easier and more affordable to see a doctor;
- Invest in education, TAFE and more affordable childcare to help our children succeed;
- Build better infrastructure to reduce congestion;
MEDIA ON ZHI SOON – here are a few media articles talking about Zhi and his candidacy:
- #ASIANAUSPOL: Zhi Soon Is Taking The Plunge As A Candidate For The Upcoming Federal Election For Banks ;
- Labor picks education adviser and former diplomat as candidate for Banks;
WHERE CAN YOU FIND ZHI?
- Email: Xian-Zhi.Soon@nswlabor.org.au;
- Facebook: @ZhiSoonBanks;
- Twitter: @ZhiSoon_;
- Instagram: @Zhi_Soon;
- Website: https://www.alp.org.au/our-people/our-people/zhi-soon/;
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