Beverley Crossley, Lismore
I wish to express my gratitude to Sue Higginson, The Greens candidate for the Lismore electorate, in the state election on 23 March of this year. We are fortunate indeed that candidates of such high calibre as Sue are willing to represent us in governments that are becoming increasingly gladiatorial, especially for women.
Sue Higginson comes to candidacy with excellent credentials garnered in such agencies as the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO). There she achieved significant successes for our regional communities against some of the toughest and most unscrupulous corporations, as well as the extensively lobbied government departments that supported them.
Until recently, Sue was CEO and Principal Solicitor of the Environmental Defenders Office in New South Wales. I know Sue was an excellent role model for those she mentored there, as she persistently and determinedly fought for justice for rural NSW.
Sue is currently a commercial dry land rice farmer. This means that she knows the challenges facing farmers in our region, from the inside.
So, let us appreciate the gifts she brings us in her experience, eloquence and ethics. Let’s vote for Sue Higginson and watch her shine. The state government in NSW can only be improved by her presence.