Samantha Ratnam

Candidate for Moreland City Council, South Ward
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I am running for Moreland City Council because I believe that local communities are vital to our well-being and environment.I have been lucky to have lived in a few countries in my life including England, Sri Lanka and Canada, eventually settling in Australia in 1989. In all that moving, I got to be a part of many communities, but it was not until I moved to Brunswick nearly 5 years ago, that it really felt like home. The wonderful community, the vibrant life, and people that I have met have inspired me want to get more involved in the life of this city and contribute to it in a meaningful way.

As a social worker, I have seen that strong communities are vital to improving peoples’ well-being. I have worked in mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, youth mental health, and refugee, asylum seeker support services. I also have a passion for volunteer work. I will bring to Council strong consultation, listening and governance skills, as well as a commitment to making positive change. 

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Contact me:

0433 275 434


The Moreland City Greens team of Councillors and local residents are campaigning for a sustainable, liveable Moreland:

  • Excellent, environmentally sustainable building and development;
  • Affordable, accessible housing;
  • Equitable and responsive services;
  • Open space for all users, passive and active
  • Significant, canopied street scapes
  • Transparent, consultative and highly accountable governance

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