House of Reps

Felicity Findlay

Promising jobs to Blaxland

Jul 01, 2016Rojin Torabi
Felicity Findlay stands for the Liberals in Blaxland, photograph courtesy of Felicity Findlay

Candidate Snapshot

Party: LP
Electorate: Blaxland

 

The Liberal Party's candidate for the safe Labor seat of Blaxland Felicity Findlay sees herself as capable of representing one of Australia's most multicultural electorates.

Ms Findlay says she has developed her cultural literacy by working for former Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Philip Ruddock.

The recently nominated candidate will be representing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's policies which are designed to provide more jobs, keep Australian borders secure and provide Australians with a strong and stable government.

Ms Findlay, who has experience in both the finance and retail industries, believes her understanding of business can help her in working to combat problems faced by businesses in Blaxland.  

Ms Findlay believes her passion for business will work to support the growth of small businesses to see their success and create more jobs in the electorate where unemployment reached 9.6% in 2011.

Blaxland remains a safe Labor seat,  despite significant changes to boundaries in 2016, adding  the suburbs of Auburn and Lidcombe, which have high Islamic populations, and Milperra.

Housing affordability and mortgage stress are key issues for Blaxland where the median weekly household income is $992 and 50.4 per cent of the 178,915 residents were born overseas.

Ms Findlay sees it is in her power to break Labor's grip on Blaxland where the shadow communication minister Jason Clare has been the MP since 2007.

Ms Findlay is presented as a motivated woman on mission to represent her political party to bring about change and provide solutions for Australians.


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