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‘I Fell Into Politics Accidentally’: Sydney Councillor Jess Miller

Jess, and the 'citymakers' she works with at City Hall, are on a mission to create a greener and more female-friendly Sydney. FW's Social Club members met them.

By Natalie Cornish

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Jess, and the 'citymakers' she works with at City Hall, are on a mission to create a greener and more female-friendly Sydney. FW's Social Club members met them.

By Natalie Cornish

Jess Miller never saw herself standing for councillor. She had just become a mum, and was working full-time, when she was asked to add her name to the City of Sydney council ticket. Three years on, Jess is one of five independents who make up Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Clover Moore’s, governing team.

“It was a little bit of an accident I think,” she told Future Women’s Sydney Social Club at the city’s Town Hall last week.

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