Bega – Bateman Bay resident and former legal secretary, Coral Anderson, hopes to gain a seat in the upcoming NSW election. Coral has worked with numerous firms and barristers all over Australia including a Queen’s Counsel in Melbourne. She has also worked in the Aged Care and Real Estate industries whilst raising her children. Coral fell in love with Batemans Bay in 1993, eventually moving there in 2000.
Coral’s impressive experience also includes working as a foster carer for children with disabilities, volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Grief Support, Community Radio, being member of The Compassionate Friends and, more recently, the RSPCA Eurobodalla Volunteer Branch.
“I am standing as a candidate for the Animal Justice Party in the state seat of Bega because I believe we have a real chance to bring about change in the lives of not only companion animals and farmed animals, but also Australian wildlife and people. Let there be many AJP voices in the corridors of power to speak for those who cannot vote,” said Coral.
“I support any government initiative, policy and/or legislation that aligns with the Animal Justice Party’s core principles of Kindness, Equality, Rationality and Non-violence. I am just like any other member of the community, a mother and grandmother who seeks a better, kinder world for our children and grandchildren. When we know better, we must do better.”
The AJP will be hosting a local campaign launch at Club Catalina in Batemans Bay from 3-5 pm on the 24 February. The Honourable Mark Pearson MLC and other representatives of AJP will be in attendance, and all members of the public are welcome. RSVPs should be made to Coral by the 20th February.
In the upcoming NSW State election, the Animal Justice Party will be giving a voice to animals and the environment by focusing on three key campaigns: freeing hens from battery cages; protecting our national icon the kangaroo; and taking urgent action to address climate change by protecting our existing native forests and marine habitats, setting a renewable energy target and investigating and introducing more sustainable agricultural systems.