Tabatha Young is a fierce advocate for equal opportunity and equal access to essential services in the Bonner community.
Tabatha and her daughter have resided in the Wynnum/Manly area for over 20 years. As an Aboriginal woman, Tabatha has spent her full career ensuring a level playing field for all in the justice system and that community understand their rights, particularly for community women and families who are facing Domestic Violence and the Child Protection System.
Tabatha has worked 18 years in different roles within the justice system, with her current role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland and as the Deputy Chair of the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum. Tabatha has also been appointed to the National Women’s Safety Alliance (Domestic Family and Sexual Violence Working Group).
Tabatha made the decision to run as she feels it is time for change in our community. Tabatha sees families are being left behind by Scott Morrison and his government with growing gap payments and waiting lists for health services. Not to mention inaction around critical sectors such as Aged Care that are crying out for reform after the Royal Commission into Aging.
Tabatha is a strong advocate for community and her focus on the community of Bonner deserve a strong representation who will listen to them. It’s time for a new face for Bonner.