SENATE CANDIDATE for South Australia
With a background in teaching and 20 years as a Career Practitioner, Judith Kuerschner has a focus on road safety and education and training for road users that reflect competence rather than compliance, along with the need for national consistency in road policy and legislation.
Judith’s passion for road safety and driver/rider education was initiated, as is often the case, by experiencing the tragedy of road fatality. From this horrific experience her desire to prevent others from such tragedy was ignited, and she reached out to the AMEP to ‘bring something good from something so horrible’.
The similarities between career education and road safety are surprisingly many – both are skill driven, have major impacts on quality of life, major impacts on the nation’s economy and are both areas largely left to the instruction of parents who are likely to be instructing with outdated information and skills themselves. Both are areas the government claims to be greatly concerned about, yet few real inroads and initiatives are funded for the long term benefit of the nation.
As a motorcyclist, Judith has a keen interest in ensuring that all vulnerable road users are given equal consideration in road safety policy and practice, that freedom of association is unhindered because of lifestyle, and transport, choices, and that personal responsibility is adopted over the current practice of extensive government interference.
As a farmer’s daughter, Judith is passionate about upholding the rights of Australians, and building national capacity to sustain itself, rather than increasing reliance on overseas manufacture and primary production – a ‘fair go’ for all Australians to make a living in a way that benefits Australia.
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