Shannen Potter - Candidate for Berowra

The key issue at this National Conference will be how a future Labor government treats refugees. I believe that Labor should always put compassion for human beings first, and I’m standing for Berowra National Conference Delegate to continue the fight so many of us believe in, for our Party to adopt a fair and humane asylum seeker policy.

I grew up in Westleigh, attended a local public high school, and enjoy living in Berowra's beautiful bushland area today. I am an active member of my local Labor community, currently serving as Assistant Secretary of the Pennant Hills Branch, and as a delegate to Berowra FEC.

I have also served as Young Labor Vice President for the past year. In this role, I have run a year-long campaign to call on progressive MPs to publicly oppose detention on Manus Island and Nauru, and to change the Party’s refugee policies for the better.

As Berowra's representative at National Conference, I will continue this fight. I pledge to introduce a motion at the Conference that the Party oppose boat turnbacks and close Manus and Nauru.

With your support, I will stand up for the humane, compassionate refugee policy we all believe in.