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Allegra Spender - Independent for Wentworth

Updated: May 18, 2022

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."

Climate Action

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

New Economy

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

Accessible Education

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

Proactive Healthcare

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

Honest Politics

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

Inclusive Society

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

Natural Environment

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.

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