Russell Told Me!

Russell Goodrick for East Metropolitan Region

Russell Goodrick for East Metropolitan. "Replace the Family Court system with a Civil Law Tribunal. No lawyers! No costs!
Russell Goodrick for East Metropolitan. “Replace the Family Court system with a Civil Law Tribunal. No lawyers! No costs!

Russell moved from the Eastern States in 1974 to live in Kelmscott. Later he moved to Bassendean, Mount Lawley and now Bayswater – all within the East Metropolitan region.  His children have attended Guildford Grammar, Trinity, Perth College and Mt Lawley SHS. He loves the hills around Armadale / Byford/ Serpentine and he often meanders by foot or road around these parts. 

Russell has run businesses in Dianella, Morley and Inglewood and is a board member of the Midland Chamber of Commerce.  A community minded, hands-on worker for 4 decades, Russell’s community involvement is extensive; being on the foundation committee for the original Armadale Jazz Festival and Highland Games, Chairman of the Bassendean Bicentennial Committee in 1979, Host of Carols by Candlelight in Bassendean for 14 years, the Metropolitan Councils’ Year 10 schools quiz for over 12 years, and the Mount Lawley SHS Art Auction for 8 years. He was the P.R representative in the 1980’s and 90’s for Armadale, Bayswater, Belmont and Bassendean.

He has also been involved in sporting clubs and event organisation – including 6 years with the Avon Descent  from 1985-91, was a founding director of Football West, a former acting president of Soccer West Coast and president of Inglewood United.

You may recognise the name, as Russell was the Channel 9 Perth chief newsreader during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Nearly 40 years since Russell Goodrick became a household name, people still sing his song in the streets.   Russell Told Me . He even won a Logie Award for most popular male personality!

He has been extensively involved in the production of television and video content for over a thousand programmes, and is currently host and producer of the Daily News at 7pm on community channel, West TV. Russell interviewed Julie Matheson on the news late last year and “was genuinely impressed. I have a lot of respect for her knowledge, empathy and passion”. Interview link  So inspired by her policies, Russell joined the only W.A. party not led by political parties from the Eastern States.

Some of the major policies influencing Russell’s decision to join the Julie Matheson for Western Australia Party are; changes to collection of the GST so that our GST goes to State Treasury, not to Canberra, reducing state debt, positive changes to the Family Court system, and transparency, integrity and honesty in Government departments – especially those involved with planning decisions in communities, such as D.A.P.s, S.A.T., W.A.P.C. and the EPA.

Why East Metropolitan Region?

Planning processes are flawed and need fixing. Conservation issues in the region – wetlands, river health, the loss of green spaces, bushland and tree canopy must be carefully balanced against increases in development and traffic. The East Metropolitan area has enormous potential as a tourist (or “local tourist”) destination because of its history and natural beauty; The Swan Valley, the Avon River catchment riverparks, Whiteman Park and many others. Careful planning and good design is essential for the success of the region heading into the future.

This campaign Russell is campaigning for

“changes to the Family Court system because damage is being inflicted on families and it’s got to stop! Services must be adequately funded and strategies implemented to address the escalating number of male suicides and increases in domestic violence across the state.”