Hi, I'm Wendy Aghdam, and I'm incredibly proud to represent our community as the Queensland Greens Candidate for Central Ward.
I was born just up the road in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and raised in the suburbs, but have called the inner city my home for over 17 years. It's where I work, where I volunteer, and where my husband and I have chosen to raise our daughter.
As a Child and Youth Mental Health Nurse, I have worked with thousands of young Queenslanders, and their families, as their advocate, helping them navigate complex systems during stressful periods of their lives. I see the benefits of connected communities on human health and wellbeing, but I also see how poorly designed communities and services leave people stressed and isolated. I see the pressure families are under trying to get by, and I see governments at all levels failing to do all that they can to make peoples’ lives genuinely, materially better.
I am passionate about celebrating our diversity whilst building a more inclusive community. I unashamedly prioritise people over corporations, and I want to ensure our neighbourhoods get a say on the decisions that impact them.
And that’s why I’m running to win.
Brisbane City Council services and decisions impact all of us everyday; but after 19-years of LNP governance (and complacency), Council is well overdue a shake-up.
The next local government election is poised to be a choice between the Greens and the LNP.
The Greens were fewer than 1000 votes from winning Central Ward in 2020. In 2024 we’re aiming to finish the job.