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While here she will speak with business, farmers and the community on 5 April about the party’s vision for Richmond.

Since taking over the Greens leadership from Bob Brown, Senator Milne has emphasised the importance of regional Australia. Now she says she wants to hear from the northern rivers about our vision for Australia, and talk about the Greens plans to protect our environment, community and farms from the threat of coal seam gas, ensure farmers get a fair price for their produce, and promote regional development around sustainable agriculture, tourism, education and renewable energy.

She says that Dawn Walker will bring to the job the balanced approach of a small business person who is nevertheless working for a sustainable future for Richmond.

Dawn says there is a strong community feeling about the need to restore the balance so these precious things about this region are not lost.

‘I’m honoured that Christine will be visiting the northern rivers to meet our community and launch our campaign. It shows the high regard with which this region is held and I’m glad this will open up the conversation about what Richmond wants from this election.

‘We have a great community and a stunning environment and people are saying they want the balance restored.

‘Our young people deserve jobs that will be there in the future – we need to support our existing businesses and attract sustainable industries that can work with the environment, farms and village lifestyle,’ she said.

Christine Milne will launch Dawn Walker’s campaign on Friday 5 April, 6–8pm at Murwillumbah Community Centre (Knox Park). Cost is $15/ $20 and RSVP is required to [email protected]

 


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