A file photo of Ballina Shire councillor Jeff Johnson and NSW Greens MP Lee Rhiannon
A file photo of Ballina Shire councillor Jeff Johnson and NSW Greens MP Lee Rhiannon David Nielsen

Greens launch campaign in Lismore

NSW Greens MP Lee Rhiannon this morning joined Ballina Shire councillor Jeff Johnson at Lismore railway station for the launch of Cr Johnson’s campaign as the Greens federal candidate for Page.

Cr Johnson, 33, the first-ever Greens councillor in Ballina Shire, and an energetic campaigner on issues including climate change, sustainability and waste minimisation, told supporters that a vote for the Greens was a vote that sends a clear message that the community wants positive action on Climate Change.

"The Greens offer voters in our region a positive choice. We are the only party whose policies and actions consistently reflect the progressive values that many Australians share. On the crucial issues such as climate change, we are the party committed to positive, principled action,” Cr Johnson said.

“Our society needs to be sustainable and our natural assets protected. The community understands this, and the Greens can provide the responsible leadership to guide the transition to a low-carbon, low fossil fuel dependent economy and society.

“The abandoned Casino-Murwillumbah rail line is a prime example of the short-sightedness of State and Federal governments, and their lack of commitment to tackle climate change, reduce oil dependence, and invest
in public services."



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