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By Kyra Gillespie

A university student currently earning her undergraduate degree has been announced as the Greens candidate for Gembrook in the upcoming state election.

Amy Gregorovich studies Arts and Science at Monash University, majoring in Environmental Science and Human Geography, with a specialisation in ecology and conservation.

Through her passion for the environment, the Pakenham local believes she has what it takes to take to Spring Street as an official Member of Parliament.

“I’m a passionate advocate for protecting our natural environments, biodiversity and allowing our community to enjoy everything that nature has to offer,” Amy said.

“Throughout training as a scientist, it’s become clear as time progresses that community engagement in decision making is very important.”

The young political hopeful works at the Pakenham library and has recently taken part in the Cardinia Shire Youth Council Program.

“As the Greens candidate for Gembrook, an electorate experiencing rapid growth, I will be campaigning on issues that matter to our local community – that for too long have been ignored by the major parties.

“Major parties are putting what we love about Victoria under pressure: our transport is congested, housing is unaffordable, energy prices are skyrocketing, and our environment is suffering.

“Greens have a plan to put the public first and make our communities more liveable, by investing in world-class public transport, clean renewable energy, affordable housing and bringing public assets back into public hands.

“It’s time for an MP who puts our community first, not the big end of town.”

Greens Lead Candidate for Eastern Victoria Tom Cummings said his “thrilled” to be joined by Amy Gregorovich in the upcoming state election.

“I am thrilled to be joined by Amy Gregorovich as our candidate for Gembrook in this year’s state election,” Mr Cummings said.

“Eastern Victoria has been ignored by the old parties for far too long; we need people like Amy who can stand up for what really matters, and who are focused on a better, cleaner, healthier future for us all.”

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