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Adam Guise the Greens’ candidate for Lismore

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As the jostling for position in the 2023 state election ramps up, the Greens have announced Lismore City Councillor and climate change activist Adam Guise as their candidate for Lismore.

Mr Guise said he is proud to stand as the Greens candidate for Lismore. ‘Having run in 2015 when our campaign nearly unseated a then-incumbent National Party MP, this time we have a real opportunity to send a powerful, grassroots voice to the state parliament to represent our region.

‘As one of so many who was personally impacted by this year’s floods, I’m determined to keep fighting for a fair recovery for our region. Relocations, voluntary buybacks and social and public housing must be at the core of the government’s response and Lismore deserves a voice that will fight for just that.

Lismore at the frontline of climate emergency

Mr Guise said Lismore is a community at the frontline of the climate emergency. ‘Having been at the heart of the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers campaign which successfully fought off the toxic coal seam gas industry, I know how important it is to fight for the people and places we love.

The Greens are targeting Lismore as one of their most winnable seats at this election and will provide additional resources to win it.

The party will run on a platform of tackling the climate emergency, including phasing out coal and gas by 2030 and supporting the community to rebuild post-floods; as well as social and affordable housing, including voluntary relocations and buybacks for flood-affected families.

‘Only the Greens will fight to phase out coal and gas by 2030 and for an adaptation plan that rapidly decarbonises our economy and protects our people and precious places,’ said Mr Guise.

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  1. What a complete surprise, all the other local activists present to back him up too !
    I bet he slides-in against majority local feeling with Labor’s preferences – just like federal MP Saffin did.
    Our present voting system sucks.

  2. What very good news, congratulations Adam Guise.
    Adam Guise has proven himself a genuine voice of reason and compassion for the Community over a protracted time frame.
    Most importantly he has genuine Climate Change credentials, a much needed commodity in these perilous times.

    • The greens supporters say as they run their campaign, drive on bitumen roads, and live their entire hypocritical lives utilising all the essential ( like close to 90% of products in their local free hospital provided by the royalties of coal mining)! by-products of the critical oil and gas industry.

  3. As the Greens are the only ones behind the cannabis driving law reforms I will try and get the 35,000 strong RDT Locations Facebook group based in Nimbin behind Adam. The group had a major campaign in the last election and this campaign, with its huge numbers, was why Saffin won for Labor while the rest of the State trend was worse for Labor But Saffin has been useless, particularly on the unjust driving laws ex Magistrate David Heilpern rails against, so we will be advising no vote for her.

    This is the 2019 Lismore election result The Greens were only 635 votes behind Labor. In 2019 Green preferences went to Labor and Labor had enough to beat the Nats for the first time in years.
    This time if only 318 labor voters were to change to Green then the Cannabis law reforming Greens would beat Labor , get the Labor preferences and win the seat.
    Please vote Green if you are serious about reforming the unjust laws

    • This issue an excellent comment revealing how absolutely corrupt the voting system is in Australia. Just terrible. And it says everything about the true moral s and ethics of green supporters that they sit by and not call thus forward what it is. Dirty stinking rotten corruption.

    • I bet they will win, just like you hope Ron.
      But if it was a fairer “first past the post” election, like in the UK, your candidates would be beaten hollow.
      In our crazy system the majority hardly never rules.

  5. Janelle is a good local member but she has to toe the party line and both Labor and the Nats are beholden to their coal and gas corporate donors. Lismore needs a local member who has the guts to fight the fossil fuel lobby!

  6. Janelle Saffin has the runs on the board.
    She has an incredible work ethic.
    Mr Guise is a worthy opponent and has shown great leadership in the post flood period. Not sure if he has the work ethic required, though.

  7. I sort of get it from Guises perspective but Saffin goes above and beyond in her job and I doubt anyone could do a better job then she does. Healthy competition is important in democracy but doubt she will lose the seat after the leadership she has showed through out this flood crisis when all other political reps at the state and federal have been absent or incapeable.

  8. Sorry Adam, you might be a very nice guy but you have got about as much chance of beating Janelle Saffin next March as the Greens have of forming majority Govt in the NSW Parliament; I somehow think that the voters in Lismore will go with someone like Janelle who has proved beyond doubt that even when Labor is not in Govt she still can deliver, how good is she going to be when Labor is in Govt in NSW after March next year?, in Ballina we struggle to even see Tamara let alone have her deliver something of substance.


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