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Shannon Meilak for Niddrie

Shannon has lived on Wurundjeri land in the Brimbank area her entire life. A passionate and vocal independent filmmaker, she is part of the Brimbank Arts Committee and has conducted free media workshops for youth in the area.

During the many Melbourne lockdowns, Shannon initiated a small community group to assist her neighbourhood in remaining connected; conducting weekly mental health checks, ensuring that her neighbours had access to food and healthcare, and implementing safe activities for the children to engage in.

A dedicated volunteer, Shannon was selected as an ambassador for the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign and was recognised for her assistance during the Black Saturday bushfires. She continues to use her voice to raise awareness and bring about positive change on important issues including animal welfare, climate change, humanitarianism and indigenous rights.

Shannon has always had an affinity with animals and as a candidate for the Animal Justice Party, she would like to see an end to the use of Pindone in live rabbit baiting - a deadly toxin that does not differentiate between the rabbits it is intended for, our family pets or our children.

When elected, Shannon will push to protect the beautiful swans at Taylors Lakes Linear Park, campaign for more green spaces including secured off-leash dog parks, and strive to implement free pet registration and microchipping initiatives and pet wellness workshops.

As a local, Shannon understands that improvements to community services, infrastructure and traffic management also need to be made. In particular, with regards to the infamous roundabout at Melton Hwy/Sunshine Ave and worsening traffic in residential areas surrounding schools.

Shannon is particularly committed to improving and diversifying disability recreation services in the area, and hopes to proudly acknowledge our indigenous history by appropriately recognising the Keilor archaeological site. Shannon proposes that an Aboriginal culture centre be built in the vicinity - as the site is of significant historical and cultural value, being one of the oldest inhabited areas in Australia. 

With the support of her adopted mini poodle Samhain, Shannon is proud to stand in the November Election; providing the community with a diverse candidate who understands the issues that really matter to the residents of Niddrie.

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Email: [email protected]


Instagram: @shannon.meilak.ajp

Twitter: @smeilakajp

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