In this episode of the Level Asian podcast, we’re joined by Sally Sitou, a Labor Party Member for the Division of Reid as of the 2022 Australian federal election.
Sally talks to us about her journey of getting into politics, how her parents’ migrant story and the community support have influenced her political work and shares what it’s been like navigating the limelight of being an MP.
Sally also offers advice and wisdom for the younger generation seeking to be heard by people in the political space and guidance for those looking to get into politics.
00:00 - Intro
01:00 - Defining Sally Sitou
04:45 - Getting Into Politics
11:25 - Helping Out With the Community
17:31 - Studying Psychology, Helping Out with ForeignAid
22:54 - Getting Back Into Politics
26:22 - How Community + Family Has Influenced Sally’s Work in Politics
29:30 - Feedback from Working with the Community
34:22 - Sally’s Unexpected Experiences Prior To Becoming MP, Vouching for Childcare Workers and Increasing the Minimum Wage for Childcare Workers
41:19 - Navigating the Limelight of Being MP
45:13 - The Political Clash Between the Older & Younger Generation
49:06 - Sally’s Advice for the Younger Generation Who Are Seeking to Be Heard by Parliament/People in the Political Space
52:47 - Sally’s Advice For Those Looking to Get Into Politics
56:41 - Sally’s Stance on What is ‘Attainable’ Right Now
01:02:09 - Sally’s Pearls of Wisdom
01:04:32 - Outro
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