Colourful couple plan to head off to Brisbane for work

Andrew Behrens and Stormi Anderson are looking forward to moving to the state capital.
Andrew Behrens and Stormi Anderson are looking forward to moving to the state capital. Robyne Cuerel

STORMI Martin, 25, and her boyfriend Andrew Behrens, 24, are preparing to leave Hervey Bay for Brisbane to find employment.

Ms Martin busks and receives money from Centrelink to survive each week and would like to find more permanent work in the music industry.

"I can't see job opportunities here so will move to Brisbane," she said.

Mr Behrens said he had applied for a few jobs as a chef but said they wanted to pay junior wages.

"I know a friend who was working as a kitchen hand/chef and he was getting $12 an hour and was the highest-paid person there," Mr Behrens said.

The alternative-styled couple feel they are discriminated against because of their colourful appearance and believe they are more likely to find employment in a bigger city.

"That's what I like about Brisbane - you can get work even if you have different coloured hair. Hervey Bay is a bit behind the times but I think it's starting to catch up," he said.

Topics:  brisbane, couple, employed, employment, hervey bay, work



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