I have been active in the AEU since joining the teaching profession in 2012. In that time I have represented our members as a General Membership Representative on Branch Executive since 2013, and at interstate and national conferences. I believe that an active, engaged membership is key to our success as a union. If re-elected to my position on Branch Executive, I will work for our union to continue building its organising capacity through visible, active sub-branches. I will continue to support the political independence of our union, and pursue the union’s active engagement in a broader social justice agenda.