Busselton’s Nerilee Boshammer has been announced as The Western Australian Greens candidate to contest the seat of Forrest in the upcoming federal election.
Ms Boshammer would be a familiar face to many, having contested the Warren Blackwood electorate in the 2013 election and for her work in environmental management throughout the region.
Ms Boshammer has lived in the South West for 15 years.
She told The Mail she was proud to have been selected by The Greens WA membership for the seat of Forrest.
“The Labor party, Liberals and even the Nationals say they care about our regions, yet for decades they’ve backed away from real support for local sustainable economic development and diversification, instead creating a system that prioritises the status quo and protects corporate interests,” she said.
“We need to protect our unique and precious natural attractions - such as Geographe Bay, Boranup Forest and the world-class surf beaches of Margaret River and Yallingup - while safeguarding our local economy and further building upon our reputation in sustainable tourism, agriculture and viticulture.”
Senator Jordon Steele-John for WA welcomed and congratulated Ms Boshammer as The Greens candidate for Forrest.
“Nerilee is a fresh voice for the people of Forrest, who is able to speak up for the needs of the community without fear of offending or contradicting those in power,” he said.
“Having known and worked with her for many years, I’ve witnessed firsthand the determination and dynamism she will bring as your representative.”
Current Forrest MP, Nola Marino, has held the seat since 2007.