WHO IS RACHAEL JACOBS
- Rachael Jacobs is the pre-selected Greens candidate for the NSW federal seat of Grayndler which is located in and around the Inner Western suburbs of Sydney;
- Rachael is a proud Indian Australia, woman of colour, a migrant, refugee advocate, a renter, an education expert and a community artist;
- She is a lecturer in Education at Western Sydney University and was formerly a high-school teacher;
- She is a community artist, working with migrant and refugee communities, and she runs her own intercultural dance school;
- She is also a writer and have written columns for The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, and The Conversation. She has also appeared on QandA and The Drum;
- She is also a founding member of Teachers for Refugees, and a board member of various arts organisations;
WHAT IS THE FEDERAL ELECTORATE OF GRAYNDLER LIKE?
- The federal NSW seat of Grayndler is located in and around the Inner Western suburbs of Sydney, and covers suburbs of Balmain, Balmain East, Enmore, Haberfield, Leichardt, Petersham, Rozelle etc – (you can find out more on the suburbs on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website);
- The seat of Grayndler is currently held by the Labor Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese;
- It has an interesting demographic with a mixture of those coming from a Scottish and Irish backgrounds as well as those coming from some sort of Chinese (5.0%) and Vietnamese (1.5%) backgrounds;
WHY IS RACHAEL PUTTING HER HAND UP AND RUNNING AS A CANDIDATE?
- Rachael wants to ensure the voices of the people of Grayndler are heard on issues like climate action, refugee rights and public education;
- She also wants to ensure the voices of our minority communities are heard and she wants to see protections put in place for queer and trans Australians;
- Rachael also wants the electorate to hear new ideas on housing as a human right and ending profit for care models in spaces such as Early Childhood Education or Aged Care;
WHERE CAN YOU FIND RACHAEL?
- Email: email@example.com;
- Facebook: @rachaeljacobs.au;
- Twitter: @RachaelJacobs;
- Instagram: @rachjacobs;
- Website: https://www.rachaeljacobs.com.au;
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