Friday 27 January 2012
Greens ready to represent Queensland
The Greens are raring to go in the Queensland state election, with Australian Greens Acting Leader Senator Christine Milne giving Greens candidates her support in Brisbane today.
Senator Milne joined Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters, Greens lead candidate Adam Stone for Mt Coot-tha, candidate for Ashgrove Dr Sandra Bayley and candidate for Yeerongpilly
Dr Libby Connors in the Greens campaign office in Ashgrove to kick off the campaign.
“Queenslanders are asking for more – more vision, more ideas, more accountability and more leadership on key issues such as a sustainable, diverse and robust environment and economy, the rapid expansion of the coal seam gas industry, and well funded public health and education systems,” Senator Milne said.
“Support for the Greens is reaching new heights in Queensland as the community sees elected Greens delivering a better future by putting a price on pollution, investing in strong renewable energy industry and acting to protect our valuable farmland from the dangers of coal seam gas mining.”
“As always, the Queensland Greens have outstanding candidates who will be great representatives for Queensland communities in all 89 seats,” Senator Waters said.
“It’s time that we had Greens voices in Queensland Parliament to speak out for the protection of our Great Barrier Reef and the nearly $7 billion in sustainable industries it supports, as well as the long-term future of our land and water resources under threat from CSG.”
“Queensland voters are realising that a vote for either of the two old parties is a vote for more of the same, tired politics,” Mr Stone said.
“The Greens are a genuine alternative for Queensland – I’m calling on all voters to put Greens first at the polling booth and send a strong message to the old parties that ideas and integrity matter.”
Media contact: Dominic Jarvis 0419 626 725