Alison Waters

Alison Waters is the Animal Justice Party candidate for Lismore City Council and, if elected, will be a strong voice for community members, Lismore’s resident animals, and the environment that they all call home.

Her election platform centres around three key areas:

  • Enhanced community wellbeing for everyone
  • Native animal protection and environmental sustainability
  • Support for the local economy and investment in plant-based industries

Alison lives with her children in one of Lismore’s villages on Country of the Widjabul Wia-bal people. A vegan for 25 years, Alison is thrilled to live in a vegan-friendly region that houses one of Australia’s longest-running vegan eateries. She has a strong and enduring connection to Lismore as it is the birthplace of her mother and her children.

Alison has an academic background in social work and currently manages a regional domestic and family violence service. For two decades, she has advocated for women and children who experience gender-based violence and, if elected, will advocate for vulnerable and marginalised community members, who are often ignored.

Alison is committed to social and environmental justice and believes that Animal Justice Party representation at the local government level will protect and improve the lives of animals, both native and companion. If elected, she will strive to expand her community’s circle of consideration and compassion to include the wellbeing and protection of the animal residents of Lismore.