BONNER FAMILIES DESERVE BETTER
A working mum
Jo is a working mum and understands the pressures faced by many parents struggling to get the juggle right. Jo and her husband Ravi have lived on the south side of Brisbane all their lives and together are raising their two little girls Gweny (4yrs) and Margot (1yr). Jo is working to deliver a brighter future for her two girls and their generation.
As a qualified psychologist Jo has worked in mental health and child development policy and for the last five years has run The Parenthood, Australia’s peak advocacy organisation for Australian parents. Under Jo’s leadership The Parenthood has become the go-to for media and government, has helped to deliver great outcomes for families in Bonner and across Australia with more federal funding for child care, stopping the cuts to paid parental leave and stopping the cuts to the support vulnerable families depend on. Jo is a trusted and proven leader.
Jo’s advocacy for local families means she understands the issues that matter. Jo knows that our classrooms are under resourced, that it’s more expensive to go to the GP and that working parents are struggling with expensive child care costs. Scott Morrison and Ross Vasta’s priority to give $80 billion in tax handouts to multinational corporations and the big banks means less funding for our schools and healthcare services and Jo know's that the burden of that cost will then fall to local families. Now more than ever, we deserve a voice on our side down in Canberra.
Jo is determined to see a fairer and more inclusive future and will champion the issues that matter - schools, healthcare, cost of living, and better infrastructure for our small businesses and growing community. From Moreton Bay to the Pacific Motorway, Jo will work with us to deliver a brighter future for our kids and will put local families – not the big banks and corporations – at the heart of our economy. Jo is the voice our community deserves.