Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Fiona Leviny to Run for Nationals in Senate

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Fiona Leviny to Run for Nationals in Senate

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SOUTHGATE resident Fiona Leviny has announced her intention to run for the Senate in the upcoming federal election, saying she will advocate for all communities and put aside her personal views to help the Australian people get what they need.

"I didn't even know I was going to put my hand up until two weeks ago," Ms Leviny said.

"In the last couple of weeks I've felt very strongly that maybe I can make a difference."

But Ms Leviny isn't concerned with what the candidates she is running against are doing, she is focusing on her work for the community and ensuring she represents the country's best interests.

"As far as the opposition... I don't even think about what they are doing, I only think about what I want to do for us, and that's the most important thing," she said.

"It doesn't matter what they are doing."

Running for the Senate, she said, is not about feeding her ego, it is about nurturing the people of Australia and their needs.

"I guess it's being a mum," Ms Leviny said

"Once you've been a mother you can't stop being a mother, but my girls have gone. …

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