With the NSW State elections around the corner, we are very proud to introduce Labor’s Candidate for Liverpool – Charishma Kaliyanda
Charishma migrated to Liverpool from India with her family as a child in the 90s and has called Liverpool her home since.
She is a registered occupational therapist working in the youth mental health sector.
Charishma is also an elected Councillor of the Liverpool City Council. She is the first Asian Australian to become a Councillor at the Liverpool City Council and is one of only 11 women elected to Council in Liverpool’s 144-year history.
Charishma was also named one of Australia’s rising political stars by Marie Claire, and was listed as one of the 40 under 40 most influential Asian Australian leaders by the Asian Australian Leadership Alliance.
She has been a voice in South West Sydney by giving back and deeply rooted is the passion and commitment towards the growth of Liverpool.
In a recent Q&A panel, Charishma discussed how she understands the current struggles with the increased cost of living. She believes that changes are needed in our health, education and transport services. This includes repairing the healthcare system, rebuilding and uplifting the education system and minimising the burden on NSW families household budgets.
We know that Charishma will bring sense of purpose for the community, take action and make a real difference.