Candidate for Sturt
Harbinda has had an interest in animal welfare and environmental issues for more than 30 years. While most people find animal cruelty abhorrent, because they don’t witness animal suffering occurring firsthand, it is not as high a priority as it should be. Harbinda believes that for real change to occur to improve the conditions for animals, there needs to be a greater focus on animal welfare. Better community education is needed to realise the impact animal farming has on the climate and environment. Factory farming, live exports, puppy mills, rodeos, animal experimentation, lenient sentences for animal cruelty and species extinction are areas where animals need representation. Animal welfare charities are limited by what they can do to make real improvements. The Animal Justice Party is the only political voice for these animals.
Harbinda has lived in the Sturt electorate for more than 15 years. She has strong connections to the community with three generations of extended family also living in the electorate. She is married with two children and a rough collie and has served on her children’s school council and on the committee of a Rotaract club, has volunteered with the RSPCA and actively campaigns on animal welfare issues.
Harbinda holds a marketing degree from Adelaide University where she graduated as dux of her year. She is a business owner employing 23 staff. Her work history includes marketing roles in the wine industry and in administration and community liaison roles in the Commonwealth public service.
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