A Victorian native, born 27 November 1973 to migrant and refugee parents, Esther Baker is the first member of her family born outside of Europe and spent her life growing up in the ever-changing landscape of the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Esther strongly believes in Australian sovereignty, managed immigration and the rule of law.
Today, Esther runs her own business whilst juggling the demands of being a mother of a 4-year-old, a loving wife to her husband (an immigrant and now proud Australian) and has recently taken up the challenge of entering Federal Politics. Esther’s life experiences have focused predominantly on accounting and taxation. Possessing a strong understanding of macroeconomics and how the Australian taxation system works, this saw much of her career spent with accounting practices, various accounting and taxation software providers and being employed by a variety of businesses ranging from small business to large national and international businesses.
Esther has seen many things evolve over the years, and with her background in taxation and accounting, she has watched the State and Federal Governments spend taxpayer money with reckless disregard for common sense. She has seen the impact that government decisions have had regarding such things as the Hazelwood power plant, increasing cost of fuel, and taxes that have resulted in putting the pinch on everyday Australians already having a hard enough time making ends meet.
In the meantime, career politicians continue to point the finger at each other avoiding accountability, crime rates continue to climb, electricity prices are rising, the cost of living keeps shooting higher, our infrastructure does not cope with our population growth, whilst we are all being told to conserve and to go without basic things so that we can achieve a more sustainable future. Meanwhile, politicians continue to pledge outrageous sums of taxpayer money in an effort to keep their seats in Parliament.
It was at this time and all these factors that brought Esther to the One Nation Party – where change, real change is possible. One Nations policies on Australian sovereignty, affordable energy, immigration and the rule of law, together with a desire to see fiscal accountability and responsibility really motivated her to get involved.
“To me, it’s a privilege to serve in parliament. Something that I believe career politicians have lost sight of. I’m ready and I’ve already rolled up my sleeves to get to work on making a difference for all Australians and for the seat of La Trobe.”