Lyndal Howison - Candidate for Bennelong

I’m a mum, union member, P&C member and proud Branch member. Social justice has driven my politics and career. Inequality is at the heart of the Labor mission, but there is work to do in addressing it. Low wages growth and cost of living means Australians are being left behind. That’s unacceptable.

I’ve been a member of the ALP for more than a decade and it has been a privilege to serve as a Councillor, run as the candidate for Bennelong, represent our area as a state conference delegate and fight for Labor in all the campaigns we’ve contested together in Ryde and Bennelong.  I’m currently a member of the Labor Women’s Forum and the Bennelong FEC.

I manage Communications and Civic Education at the Whitlam Institute and was recently Chief of Staff for Senator Jenny McAllister. Previously I worked for 10 years in not-for-profits.

If elected to represent Bennelong at National Conference, I’ll be working to ensure that Labor’s plan to address inequality is strong, and fight to stop the devastating erosion of workers’ rights. I will pursue party reforms to improve democratic representation at all levels, and find new ways of engaging Labor supporters in our cause.