Media Release: Darren Churchill: Candidate for Ginninderra

Darren Churchill Candidate for Ginninderra

Darren Churchill has lived most of his life in the Canberra region. Originally from Goulburn, he now lives in Kaleen. Darren has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Newcastle and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Wollongong. He has taught in secondary schools in both NSW and the ACT and is a registered relief teacher.

Darren has also worked in the music industry doing sound and lighting, and in the early 1990s was a band manager. Currently, Darren works part-time as a group fitness (Boxfit) instructor. As a Christian (Anglo-Catholic), he has strong views on human rights, equality, social justice and inclusiveness. In the long tradition of the Australian Democrats, he stands with the voiceless the marginalised and the oppressed in the fight for justice and equality.

Darren is a vegetarian and is greatly concerned about animal welfare and food labelling. He was active as a volunteer in the campaign to reinstate South Sydney Rabbitohs to the NRL, and was active in the Canberra Cosmos and Belconnen Blue Devils Supporters Groups. He supports the proposal for an A-League team for Canberra.

Darren stands for getting the balance right in legislative decisions. The result needs to be the right mix for the environment, the economy and social justice. He is a straight talker who represents the core Democrats values of honesty, tolerance and compassion. If elected, Darren will address transport, health, energy and planning in ways that will lead to a sustainable Canberra and a better future. He will take immediate action to develop an overarching transport plan that provides availability, accessibility and environmentally sustainability to cater for the ACT’s needs well into the future.

Managing our schools and quality education is high on his agenda, including adequate resources for public education and support for teachers. He will increase the availability and improve the management of public housing. Darren will provide for medical services and keeping people in the medical professions (especially nursing) and including women’s and mental health, and will immediately act to reform ACT electoral laws and accountability in government.

Darren will bring the Australian Democrats’ 31 years of legislative experience to the Assembly and offer practical, balanced solutions from the progressive centre. He will “Keep the Bastards Honest!”

Darren Churchill
Tel: 0412 196 473

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