Maitland 2023 - Sustainable Australia Party

Legislative Assembly (Lower House)

Maitland candidate - Sam Ferguson

Sam grew up in the Hunter Valley of NSW and has a great appreciation of the history and environment of the region. Having attended school and later lived in the electorate of Maitland, he has a good familiarity with the challenges facing the region including poorly planned development, inadequate infrastructure and worsening air quality. Completing a Bachelor of Environmental Science from Macquarie University in Sydney 2010, Sam witnessed the effects of high migration rates on housing, transport and the environment.

Having worked as a contractor to various state government agencies and witnessed the impacts of frequent political interventions, Sam believes we should put national interest before those of political parties.  Reduced access to education for our citizens has led to government agencies employing foreign nationals in positions with access to sensitive data.

Leaving the country for 3 years to work as an English teacher in northern Spain, Sam met his wife and applied for a partner visa so she could come to Australia with their daughter.  Now living in Toronto, Sam and his family enjoy the relaxed pace of life in the Hunter region, but like others, struggle with over-crowded roads, hospitals and public services. Working as an Environmental Scientist and a volunteer with the RFS, Sam often spends time with friends and family in the district of Maitland.

Legislative Council (Upper House)

  • Lead candidate - Councillor William Bourke

More details here.