I’m Ismene Thiveos and I’ve put up my hand to run in the Moreland Council elections. With three generations of my family living in Moreland, I have a strong understanding of the needs of everyone in our community.

As a public health advocate, I want to make sure people feel connected through well-funded social and cultural programs, community sports and accessible parks and spaces.

Now more than ever we need childcare, maternal health services, and quality aged care services that keep up with community demand. I want to make sure that the elderly of Moreland have the culturally-appropriate community and aged-care services they deserve.

I also want to use my platform to support young people and work alongside local businesses to create employment opportunities. Moreland has a local hospitality and arts sector that has been significantly impacted. I am committed to leading a strong recovery plan in revitalising local businesses and supporting them as restrictions are eased.

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I am so proud to have grown up in a strong Greek community. I have taught Greek traditional dance and I am an active member of a Greek club in Moreland.

If elected, I’ll work hard to ensure our Greek culture thrives and is passed on to the next generation.

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