Ali France has been busy door-knocking in her electorate this week, positioning herself as a greater future threat to Peter Dutton than the final members of the Liberal Party to switch their allegiance to him.
France describes herself as a Mum, disability advocate, amputee, charity worker and true believer.
Her Labor bio describes her as having lived in the Brisbane electorate area for over a decade, and that she currently works for a palliative care charity.
She spent years in and out of hospital after losing her leg after being hit by a car in 2011. She managed to push her four-year-old son who was in a pram out of the way of the car.
Her time in and out of hospital inspired her to become an advocate and later to enter politics.
She recently told ABC Brisbane she’s going to spend every day up until the election talking to the people in the area, and that she believes Dutton’s time in Dickson is well and truly up. “I think he spends a lot of time creating headlines and little on the issues that actually matter on the ground,” she said.
Labor’s Candidate for Dickson, Ali France –– “Peter Dutton and Malcolm Turnbull continually let down the people of Dickson.
Mr Dutton talks tough in the media but fails to deliver. Locals want higher wages, affordable healthcare and properly funded schools for their kids” #auspol pic.twitter.com/3JRas7gFAo
— Queensland Labor (@QLDLabor) March 17, 2018
“I’m really motivated in terms of wanted to make a difference,” she said. “I’m more confidence than I ever have been. It took a long time for me to get to this space. People ask, are you up for this challenge? And well actually, I’ve gone through greater challenges than this.”
“There can be no greater challenge than pulling yourself out of a catastrophic life-changing accident, but I’ve come out the end much, much stronger.”
Dutton holds the seat of Dickson by just 1.6%. He’s the top target of grassroots action group GetUp! for the next Federal election.
— Ali France (@alifrance5) August 22, 2018