Our Voice for Cooper
We live in a beautiful part of the world, close to Brisbane City and nestled in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha and the D’Aguilar National Park.
We are fortunate to have access to excellent local services and facilities, including over 20 schools, nearby universities and employment hubs, and quality healthcare.
Our community has great lifestyle offerings, ranging from diverse community sport and recreation clubs, to environmental experiences such as the newly upgraded Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre in The Gap, and fantastic boutique retail and dining in the historic streets of Paddington.
As your State Member, my priority is fighting for the things that matter.
Jonty Bush will be a voice to make our community an even better place to live and work.
Jonty is a mum and step-mother to four beautiful daughters, and with her partner runs a small business. Jonty is weekly barefoot runner in our local Parkrun.
For the past decade, following the homicides of her father and nineteen-year-old sister, Jonty has advocated for the rights of victims of violent crime.
In 2009, she was recognised nationally as the Young Australian of the Year, when she developed Queensland's One Punch Can Kill campaign.
Jonty has a Bachelor of Business Management and a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She became CEO of a statewide victim support group, worked on Ministerial taskforces, was appointed to Queensland’s inaugural Sentencing Advisory Council and has continued to work and support government and community organisations with anti-violence and crime prevention strategies.
Jonty will put our community first by making sure that our local schools are world class, our sports clubs get their fair share and strong infrastructure investment continues in our area.
As we begin economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Jonty will be our community’s strong voice within the Palaszczuk Government, making sure that we have a seat at the table.
A Strong Voice
The Palaszczuk Government has stood firm in our strong response to COVID-19. Its critical that we continue to work hard to ensure communication between our residents, businesses and government. I will be a strong voice in government for our community.
For the past 20 years I've worked with and for the Queensland community at the coalface of community safety, child protection, disability and mental health. As an awarded community advocate I am dedicated to giving the people of Cooper a strong voice in Parliament.
What I know, from 25 years working in small business, the charity sector and the public service is that you have to develop relationships. You do this through reaching out, being available, listening and responding.