Australia. Migrant life is not so easy and simple. On top of that, the struggle of having to move forward by celebrating the country of others as the land of karma and the grief of having to establish oneself is painful.
Alex Kari, who has made migration his career in politics, will soon be able to taste success. After the Labor Party, one of Australia’s main parties, gave him a ticket in the local body elections in the state of New South Wales, the discussion has spread not only in Australia but also in his native Nepal.
Alex, 37, was born in Dolakha, Nepal. He is also an engineer by profession. He is currently contesting the local elections in Australia. He was nominated to run for councilor of The Hill Sign Council in Sydney. The state of New South Wales is holding local body elections on December 4. Alex is contesting from the western ward out of the four wards of the council.
He has three members in his constituency. Alex is second in the group of three, including Barbara Burton and Monica Tracy. The party determines the number of candidates based on the winning priority. Under normal circumstances, the number 1 and 2 candidates are likely to win. Due to this, Karki’s chances of victory are strong. The Nepali community expects the victory of these young fighters as they get along well with the local community.
Alex, a civil engineer by profession, arrived in Australia in 2003 to study. He joined the Labor Party in 2007 while studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Alex, who has worked for the Sydney City Council as a student, is currently working for the state government’s Department of Transportation.
“We are very optimistic about winning, given the opportunity given to us by Australia’s main political party and the confidence it has placed in us,” he said. On top of that, my candidacy and presence is really inspiring and encouraging for our second generation, growing up in Australia, to get involved in mainstream politics here. ‘