Greens NSW Environment spokeswoman Dr Mehreen Faruqi will be speaking about climate change, land clearing and cold blooded murder when she visits the region next week.
Dr Faruqi will be visiting Byron Bay, Ballina, Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby on Monday and Tuesday.
She plans to meet with Greens members in Murwillumbah on Monday evening and be in Ballina on Tuesday to tour the Seabird Rescue facility, as part of the Greens campaign to ban plastic bags in an effort to save marine life from ingesting them.
She will then visit Byron Bay for a radio program on Bay FM, before heading to Mullumbimby to launch the film, ‘Cultivating Murder’ at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall, prior to its 6.30pm start.
Cultivating Murder is a story about global warming, land clearing and the cold blooded murder of Environment and Heritage Office Glen Turner.
The film maintains that Glen Turner was investigating illegal land clearing when he was murdered, and since his death the NSW Government has thrown out the Native Vegetation Act and replaced it with legislation that will allow even greater broadscale land clearing to occur, much as it has in Queensland.
The film launch forms part of the Greens campaign to repeal the Liberal/National land clearing laws.
A spokesperson said Dr Faruqi had been unable to squeeze Lismore into this visit, but was planning to visit the city a little later in the year.
The spokesperson said he would check whether a screening of the Cultivating Murder film could be a part of the Lismore visit, where the local branch of the Greens party has become involved in land regeneration work at the South Lismore Duck Pond.
It was suggested to the spokesperson that the site would be an ideal setting for a screening of the film.