Margaret Quinn

MargaretQuinnHouse of Representatives Candidate for La Trobe, VIC

Margaret Quinn was the second of eight children, born in Finley NSW in 1959 to an Irish Migrant and a fourth generation Australian.  Her maternal grandparents were married in 1919, had 10 children and contributed to populating Australia again after the decimation of a large percentage of the World War 1 generation of young men.  Her grandfather was a Stockman and Drover throughout the Riverina, before settling down to dairy farming.

Margaret had a Catholic school education, and after finishing her HSC completed Nursing at St.Vincents Hospital, Melbourne in 1981. This was followed by Midwifery at the Mercy in East Melbourne in 1983.

Ms Quinn travelled overseas to Europe in 1984 and though she enjoyed her travels, realised even in her 20’s how fortunate she was to be an Australian.  On returning to Australia in 1985 she chose to experience further adventure by commencing work with Kimberley Health in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. There she worked as a Community Health Nurse in a remote Indigenous community – Balgo Hills on the Northern Territory edge of the Tanami Desert.  Her experience working with the indigenous people of this region was enriching and she developed a deep concern for their health and social issues at that time.                             After this, Margaret chose to live in Perth where she married and worked as a Midwife. The Marriage produced two sons, now grown men. One still lives in WA but the other is residing in Melbourne.

Margaret has lived in Berwick for the past 23 years, she returned to Victoria after the closure of her marriage, to raise her sons with the support of family close by. At that time and to this day the ‘growth corridor’ has extending through the electorate of La Trobe. She has been working as a Maternal and Child Health Nurse for the past 8 years in the district and during that time became increasingly aware of the issues of family breakdown and fragmented families, the underlying issues being drug and alcohol abuse and Family Violence.

Margaret Quinn wants to see Australia return to its Judeo-Christian values that were once esteemed highly, but now she believes, have been eroded from our society.

“Our increasing welfare state is a concern to me”, says Margaret.  “All Australians need to contribute to this great country. Also our Farmers need to be supported, there should be no cheap imports stealing their livelihood; manufacturing needs to be resurrected and not sent off shore to third world nations”.  Margaret adds, “We are supposed to be ‘The Lucky Country’, but why is our cost of living so high?  “I want Australia to be great again! And will fight for the people of La Trobe and the nation to KEEP AUSTRALIA GREAT”.

Margaret Quinn considers it an honour to be a candidate for RISE UP AUSTRALIA PARTY in this federal election and desires to serve her country with integrity throughout the electorate of La Trobe.

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