I am Adrian Hinds – your Labor candidate for Bass, and I am standing at the May 1 State Election because I think it’s time we had a government that worked for Tasmanians.
I have lived in Northern Tasmania for 37 years, and for the past 16 years have worked at Boags as a brewer.
I consider myself to be one of the luckiest Tasmanians. I have a job that I love, brewing the beer that we love, but too many Tasmanian families don’t enjoy that kind of job security. As we come out of COVID we need a government that has a clear vision to get Tasmanians back to work. A plan to train our young people, and a plan to build the jobs of the future here in Launceston. Real, secure jobs, not lifelong casual work or insecure labour hire jobs.
I know too many Tasmanians can’t plan for the future because they can’t be sure that the job they have today will exist tomorrow.
Having served on the committees of the Gee Tees Netball Club and the Hadspen Cricket Club I know how important local sport is to building strong communities, but we need better facilities in our area, and we need to recognise the important contribution community sport plays not just in building healthy bodies, but in building leadership, resilience and a sense of pride and community.
Whether it’s our local sports facilities, or our local schools – we need a government that prioritises our community and actually delivers. Promises are the easiest thing in the world to make, but we need a government that is focussed on actually getting the job done.
We need a government that is as invested in our communities success as we are.
I want to ensure that when my daughters complete their education that the avaliability of local opportunities means they have the choice to stay close to my wife and I in Launceston. Our greatest export should be the beer we make at Boags, not our young people.
This election provides us with the opportunity to ensure we come out of this pandemic stronger – but to do that we need to elect people who are committed to delivering for our community, who understand the ordinary struggles of ordinary Tasmanians, and who are focussed on the things that we all care about than fighting amongst