Lesley Howard

Lesley Howard

Citizen Journalist at No Fibs
After shouting at the television for many years Lesley decided participation was the best antidote to cynicism. She has a keen interest in supporting sound environmental social practice, communities and democracy in action. Lesley has a Masters of Science, Applied Statistics.
Lesley Howard
Lesley graduated from the University of Melbourne with dual majors in Statistics and History and Philosophy of Science. The combination of the two fields formed a strong background in objective research, critical appraisal and the analysis of relationships, and in assessment and reporting. With this skill base she has variously consulted for an Australian timber company analysing the unloading of logs in Chinese ports, reported on the role of SMEs in Defence, critically analysed scientific papers, designed and advised on surveys and sampling for various private and government groups, and reviewed and advised on research proposals as a member of the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s MHREC. Lesley has a keen interest in supporting sound environmental social practice, communities and democracy in action. She is currently completing a Masters of Science, Applied Statistics.

HELLO, I AM Claire Ferres Miles and I’m your next Federal Member for Casey.

I am standing here because I believe that the people of Casey deserve a voice.

In fact, a loud voice.

I have had a professional career in transport and sustainability with diverse experiences from running a small business, working internationally, and having spent more than a decade in the Victorian public service.

I am also a community activist, an organiser, a ‘doer’ with years spent around the School Council and committee meeting table.

Today, I have resigned as CEO of Sustainability Victoria, an organisation that I have proudly led for the last two and half years.

I am ready to start the work to tackle the disintegration of federal politics, the erosion of honour in the office, the relentless decline in trust in the institution of government

Are you tired of the negativity, the lack of accountability and integrity?

Are you angry about the glacial speed of change to have women in the places where decisions are made?

Are you frustrated by inaction on climate?

I am.

Being both optimistic and pragmatic I understand the complexities of navigating government policy, listening to differing views and groups.

Problem-solving is a skill that I have nurtured and refined as an advocate, a leader, a CEO – not to mention as a wife and mother of five.

I am not afraid of hard work, in fact I thrive on it.

I am here to get things done.

I am here to make government better.

I am here to listen and serve you.

It will take a village to turn this seat independent.

And so, I ask you…

To speak up, sign up, join up and we can do this together.


Claire will be launching her campaign for Casey on Sunday 6 March.