Updated: May 18
Allegra Spender is a local Wentworth resident, mum, business leader and renewable energy advocate.
Education + Experience
Ascham School in Edgecliff (Head Girl)
Cambridge University + Harvard Business School
Managing Director for Carla Zampatti
Chair of the Sydney Renewable Power Company
CEO of the charity, Australian Business and Community Network
House of Representatives or Senate? Allegra will be running as a candidate for the federal House of Representatives (Lower House) seat of Wentworth.
Party or Independent? Allegra will run independently of the major parties, supported by Wentworth Independents.
Position on Issues? "I’ve spent time listening to the people of Wentworth. You’ve told me you’re concerned about climate. You want to see a future-focused economy and better healthcare planning. You’re also worried about the lack of political integrity Canberra. These policies reflect what’s important to you. They also work holistically to extend benefits across all society."
By enacting climate change legislation and supporting an evidence-based transition to zero emissions we’ll protect our future.
Cut emissions by at least 50% by 2030
Decarbonise our energy supply
Support electric vehicles and strengthen emissions standards
Develop adaptive capacity and resilience to floods, bushfires and drought
By building a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy we will all benefit from better business opportunities and jobs.
Provide certainty around decarbonisation so business can invest with confidence
Support businesses and the arts to recover from lockdown and thrive in the new economy
Stop using taxpayers’ money to subsidise fossil fuels and invest in Australian innovation and clean technologies
Improve access to childcare to give parents choice about returning to the workforce
By aligning education with the changing world of work we’ll equip everyone to participate and thrive.
Ensure our young people are skilled and confident to fill new job roles
Establish a second public high school in Wentworth
Provide flexible, lifelong learning and retraining programs
By supporting modern healthcare we’ll increase wellbeing and help vulnerable people to lead better lives.
Support proactive healthcare and preventative treatment to improve quality, safety and outcomes
Ensure aged care organisations provide high standards of care
Improve access to mental health services
By legislating for transparent, accountable government we’ll stop vested interests undermining our democracy and restore faith in government.
Legislate for a federal ICAC with teeth
Increase rigour around tax-funded programs and donation laws
Preserve the ABC and champion independent, unbiased reporting
Prohibit misleading or deceptive political advertising
By standing up for equal opportunities and respect we’ll build a vibrant, inclusive society.
Ensure respectful treatment of women and LGBTIQ+ people
Promote diversity in public office and the workplace
Close the gap on healthcare and education so that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have equal opportunities to thrive
By investing in and protecting Wentworth’s stunning natural environment we’ll protect our health, wellbeing and tourism.
Protect our beaches, harbour, parks and water quality
Oppose PEP-11 offshore drilling for oil and gas
Preserve public spaces for our community
As quoted in ABC news: "I decided to run really about climate, integrity and the economy...We are not doing enough on climate and that is having a big impact on our economy and our environmental future." Allegra Spender.