The Electorate of Greenslopes, which covers the suburbs of Camp Hill, Coorparoo, Greenslopes, Holland Park , Norman Park and Tarragindi, contains so much history of success and prosperity through hard work and community spirit. As an inner-city electorate, our state needs are often coupled with neighbouring electorates and funds earmarked for minor projects within our areas, are frequently redirected to finance major project blowouts. They can't even redirect money to the right places likes health, roads, and energy. The Government are very quiet as to how much the GST has contributed to the Queensland budget, and yet the public who pay the GST see nothing in return. Wouldn't some of that money be better spent on job creation and small business subsidies to attract local growth? The electorate of Greenslopes needs a voice in government to ensure that state funding and initiatives are equally distributed among our electorates. We need a voice that can attract and encourage small business opportunities in our area, to regain our spirit and success, which in the early days of our electorate, was the backbone for the growth and prosperity of our community. Our children's education and development should not suffer because our inner-city public schools are underpopulated and therefore receive much less funding for school initiatives, such as swimming pools and undercover sporting facilities. Our children's academic goals for further education or personal dreams of job fulfilment, should also not be determined by the make up of the population on the completion of Year 12. Our children deserve a fair chance to make their mark on our society, and a state government should be investing more into such initiatives. My focus for our community is prosperity. Prosperity for our small business owners, our home owners, our parents and our children. As a previous school teacher in our local area some years back, and now a successful small business owner operating from Wellers Hill, I know that for over ten years I have consistently wondered why our community lacks strong representation in the state arena. This election, help me to represent all of us. Walk with me, not behind me to re-establish our community, our homes, our lifestyles, and most importantly of all – the future of our electorate through our own success, as well as that of our children.